Posts Tagged '2 Samuel 5'

Proper 9/Ordinary 14 – 2 Samuel 5:4, 10

From 2 Samuel 5:4, 10 – David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. And David became greater and greater, for the LORD, the God of hosts, was with him.

If a thirty year old ran for president of the United States, can you imagine the outcry…the calls for someone more “mature,” with more life experience. Today’s scripture reminds us that with God, anything is possible.

Prayer:

Almighty God, give us eyes that see people as you see them. AMEN.

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Proper 9/Ordinary 14 – 2 Samuel 5:1, 2b-3

We are approaching the fifth Sunday after Pentecost, and the lectionary offers the following scriptures: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12-2-10 and Mark 6:1-13. Alternative scriptures are Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Psalm 123.

From 2 Samuel 5:1, 2b-3 – Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh…The LORD said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.

The people of Israel saw themselves as David’s flesh and bone, and I like to think of us as God’s flesh and bone. May God speak to each of us so we might know how best to respond to this awesome responsibility.

Prayer:

Gracious God, use our hands and feet, our flesh and bone, in service to you and your children. AMEN.


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