Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Samuel 19:9-43)
“Ruling By Invitation Only”
Text: 2 Samuel 19:9-10
“Now all the people were in a dispute throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king saved us from the hand of our enemies, he delivered us from the hand of the Philistines, and now he has fled from the land because of Absalom.
But Absalom, whom we anointed over us, has died in battle. Now therefore, why do you say nothing about bringing back the king?”
“Ruling By Invitation Only,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Having defeated Absalom’s rebellion against him, King David does not impose his rule over Israel immediately; he waits to be “Invited To Rule Over the People - By the People!”
King David has Chosen to
“Rule By Invitation Only.”
Israel has reasoned among themselves how David has “delivered them from all their enemies,” and also “defeated the rebellious king that they wrongly anointed.” Now, they’re saying among themselves “why do we say nothing about bringing back the king?” In other words “Let’s Invite King David To Rule Over Us!”
This is the way our Commander and King Jesus Rules Over You and I “By Invitation Only.”
He invites you and I first “to come to Him….”
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”(Matt.11:28-30).
Jesus “has defeated All our enemies of sin,” and
“He’s defeated all the rebellious kings of wickedness that we served as slaves of sin!”
So, we said to ourselves “Why do we say nothing about bringing back the King - Inviting Jesus To Rule Over You and I?” We Come to Him with a Surrendered Heart, confessing and repenting of our sin, asking for and receiving forgiveness of our sin; and we
“Invited Him To Rule Over Us and He Does!” He Rules By Invitation Only! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy