They say that the two worst topics to talk about over the dinner table (or anywhere really) are religion and politics. So, I will be doing both in this post!
Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And theLord your God said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.’” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.
1 Chronicles 11:1-3
This chapter talks about the newly anointed King David after former King Saul had been killed in action. King David made one thing certain when he became king–to not the people of Israel and their needs first, but instead the God of Israel! We can see both before and afterwards how God had blessed David in such a way that the people knew that God was with David.
Many times when we have a huge responsibility to handle, we want to impress those under our command or those above us. During this process, however, we tend to put our focus into pleasing human figures instead of pleasing God.
When we walk side by side with the King of kings and Lord of lords, He will show us the most righteous way to rule and to lead. Like King David, are you willing to put God first above all else?
Scripture portions taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.