7.12.05

Every Man like David

On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them. (Zec 12:8)

I found this fantastic promise in the word this morning. Part of God's restoration heart is that every one of his people should be like his servant David. Of course the greater purpose of God is that we should all be like Christ, but being like David can illuminate some important things. Here's what it means to me:

  • Every man with his heart caught by the purpose of God

  • Every man with an abundant and enduring anointing of the Holy Spirit

  • Every man a passionate worshiper who seeks to give God the glory due his name with every fibre of his being.

  • Every man under authority, submitted to those whom the Lord has placed over him: preferring to be wronged rather than to lay a hand on the Lord's anointed

  • Every man a bold warrior who extends the kingdom in one victory after another no matter what the opposition.

  • Every man preparing those who will succeed him to continue where he left off.

[I use the word man in the generic sense, so ladies, this includes you too]

How great it would be if even the weakest amongst us was like David! Yet this is God's heart for his church.

I also believe it is a warning. David's failings are presented to us as well as his successes. David shows us that no man, no matter how great, is beyond the reach of moral compromise. Our battle is not without an enemy, and this enemy would seek to destroy us. The way he does this is not by putting colds and coughs on us, as some believers seem to think. His MO is to tempt and to accuse. He would seek to seduce us into moral compromise under the deception that it is secret and no-one will know, and so seek to disqualify us from ministry, or else so accuse us by our past failings that we disqualify ourselves.

I feel stirred that we must be prepared and on our guard against such temptations and accusations. For a man to be powerfully used by God he must lay hold of and remain in the grace of God, and master the sin on his doorstep (Ge 4:7).

3 comments:

Marcos said...

Every Man like David.-Great Post.I agree that our greater purpose is to be like Christ,but as we look at the life of David we see how to serve and worship God. And what our attitudes and faith toward him should be.David's life even shows us what pitfalls we should avoid.

As I read your insight on this scripture. I found some good leadership points!--Thanks!!

Blessings,
Marcos

Matthew said...

I like that - it ties in really nicely with the David/Christ analogy as well.

Anna Sacha said...

hey wat a coincedence! we had homiletics class today and i preached on David! its so true, David is such an amazing character in the Bible, someone so inspiring.