Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 13, 2015

But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

Today’s devotion comes fro 1 Chronicles chapter 12.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+12&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“1 Now these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag, while he was still restricted because of Saul the son of Kish;  and they were among the mighty men who helped him in war. 2 They were equipped with bows, using both the right hand and the left to sling stones and to shoot arrows from the bow; they were Saul’s kinsmen from Benjamin.

22 For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

23 Now these are the numbers of the divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the Lord.

38 All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel;  and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.  39 They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.  40 Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep.  There was joy indeed in Israel.”  1 Chronicles Chapter 12:  Verses 1-2 and 22-23 and 38-40.

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The people of Reformed Doctrine identify themselves with the people of today’s Scripture.  They fully support Christ the King and celebrate with joy His sovereign rule. 

But, there are those who cling to their alleged free-will.  They can’t stand predestination.  They form their own idol of “the man upstairs” at their beck and call.  They subvert and revolt against Christ the King of Scripture Who rules over all with a rod of iron and Who does not give up one inch of His absolute total sovereign power to man.   

“2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”  Psalm 2:2-3.

But, the LORD is not worried.

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”  Psalm 2:4-9.

But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”  Luke 9:27.

“The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”  Exodus 15:18.

“10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”  Psalm 2:10-12.

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