A Friendship that Led to a Legacy
Verse 2 He swore an oath to the Lord, he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
We continue this psalm about King David and his legacy that would include the birth of the Messiah. God had promised He could send One that would redeem His people, and David made a vow of his own to the Lord.
David knew what it meant to be a nomad, wandering about the countryside, but there came a day when it was time to settle down and set up the kingdom. It was as he was settling in that he thought about God’s dwelling being in a tent. This got him thinking that if he had a place to sleep that was as nice as it was, why didn’t he provide the same for the King of Kings.
David’s relationship with the Lord was one that spanned a lifetime. David knew even as a child that God was mighty and that God could and would do mighty works for and through those who were surrendered to Him. The Spirit of the Lord had come upon David when he was anointed by Samuel as a boy (1 Samuel 16:13). By the time he met up with Goliath, David had killed at least 2 bears and 2 lions (1 Samuel 17:36).
David was quite the guy but the truth behind his strength was not his and he knew it. He knew that only God could make happen the things that he had seen in his short life. This knowledge was set firm in David’s heart and he wasn’t afraid to say so. He told Saul that this was the reason Goliath needed to be dealt with. Goliath was mocking God and David knew that no one in the nation of Israel should accept that.
This is the relationship that brought about this vow by David. He knew God not just about Him. This should be the relationship we desire to have with the Lord. No matter how young we are in our spiritual life, we should be at a point where we are wanting to know more and not settling for an acquaintance of the Lord. David was not about to let anyone say anything against God. He knew that God wasn’t just a cheap thing like the idols that some carried, he knew that God is the only One of worth.
Making It Personal
How personal is your relationship with the Lord? Are you someone that God would call a person after His own heart? Is that the kind of relationship you want with God?
Making It Personal Kids
Are you friends with Jesus? Did you know that Jesus uses kids for His work? Would you be willing to do something for God?
Father, thank You for calling us into relationship with You. Help us know You as You want us to so that we can live out all You have for us to do. In Jesus’ name, amen.