Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 11, 2015

“For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Samuel Chapter 5.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+5&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“1 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.  2 Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in.  And the Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.’”  3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the Lord at Hebron;  then they anointed David king over Israel.  4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.  5 At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.

10 David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.

11 Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons;  and they built a house for David.  12 And David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.”  2 Samuel Chapter 5:  Verses 1-5 and 10-12.

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David had confidence of the Lord’s blessing upon him.  “…    David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.”  Verse 12.  “David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.”  Verse 10.  Hiram king of Tyre built a house for David.  Verse 11.

We too can have confidence of the Lord’s blessing upon us.  The LORD has also established us in His heavenly kingdom.  Colossians 1:13.  The LORD is also with us.  Psalm 46:7 and repeated in Psalm 46:11.  The LORD also is preparing a dwelling place for us.  John 14:2.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God;  you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  1 Peter 2:9-10.

Like David, let us go forth in confidence of such blessing with joy and peace.  Let us shine.

“For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”  Isaiah 55:12.

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