King David, God and Multiply

Statue of David

It’s great reading about the life of King David in the Bible. While he came from humble beginnings, and seems to have been the “runt of the litter” among his older brothers­, God made him into one of the greatest warriors and kings of all time.

Why did God pick this unassuming shepherd boy to become king? The Bible says that God saw something within David’s heart––a desire to love God.

David learned to trust God even more than himself or worldly powers. He took the leap of faith required to have a meaningful relationship with God. It was the ideal Father/Son relationship.

After years of respect, love and obedience to his Father, David was finally established as King of Israel. He wanted to build a temple for the Lord, but God lavished even greater blessings on David. One of these blessings was Jesus Christ, the future Messiah.

David responded to God in 2 Samuel 7:18-27 saying, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?”

Doesn’t this remind each of us about when we ourselves accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts and put faith in His sacrifice for us on the cross? We did not deserve such forgiveness. We certainly did not earn it. Yet God provides us with adoption into His family, and with eternal life, and with a place in heaven to share in the glory of Christ forever! (Romans 8:17)

This is the heart of what we are learning in Multiply. Relationships are what matter most. It’s all about love for God, love for other people, and helping them cultivate their own love for God.

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