We continue our journey through 1 and 2 Samuel, finding this pivotal passage when God makes a new covenant with David. David is interested in building a temple for the Ark of the Covenant, but God is interested in something more.
In today’s passage, David is anointed by the people as the king over all of the tribes of Israel, and he conquers Zion, establishing it as the City of David, Jerusalem. We highlight this momentous moment in Israel’s history, but we find that it is subverted by the text of 1 and 2 Samuel. We…
David and Goliath! The original. We see that what matters is whether the Lord is with you (not strength or odds or any other factors), and we find that our lives are to be shaped by the calling of God (and not any other factors).
We look at the anointing of David, reflect on his legacy, and see that we are called to build beautiful lives but hold onto them lightly, recognizing that all will be destroyed and remade by our creator.