Monday, December 12, 2011

They Saw the Light - David Part 2

Come into my heart
Come into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come into today
Come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
David was an anointed vessel of God who had the privilege to both approach the Lord in worship and to speak forth the heart of the Lord to all people.  David’s calling as a priest was initiated and defined by God. It was a call based on David’s covenant relationship of faith with the Lord and was an invitation into an intimate fellowship with God.  David carried out his priesthood – not in the framework of a religious system – but in his everyday vocation as a shepherd and as a king. David was called, claimed and redeemed by God's sovereign will and grace.  And David “saw” the revelation of the coming Messiah, Yeshua. David’s priesthood is expressed through his life by an authority he was given by God to serve in His kingdom.  It came in response to David’s intimate relationship with God. 

David was a priest because, unlike his forefathers at the foot of Mount Sinai, he was more than to willing to say, “Yes” to God’s call to intimacy. 
It is obvious that David was a great king over Israel. 
His mighty acts are recorded for us. 
But, David was a great king because he was a great priest.
As a boy shepherd, David was able to slay the lion and bear because of the strength of the Lord within him.  He had no fear of Goliath because the Lord had assured him that the battle was the Lord’s.  David’s life was saturated with evidence that he spent a great deal of his time in God’s presence.  All you have to do is read through the Book of Psalms to see that David’s heart was wide open towards God.  Somewhere in his youth, unknown to us, God’s “wooing” nature initiated a love relationship with David. 

And David responded.
And God’s heart leapt.
        God found one who searched for His Heart. 
            God longs for the same with you and me.*
*Copyright 2005, Return of the Priest, Prince of Peace Press.
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