Pastor Don gave a wonderful review of his preaching ministry over the past few years which turned out to be a history lesson on Israel up to the time of King David. Evidently it is God’s timing for our congregation to learn some lessons from the Life of David! After the message Pastor Don told me. “I kept thinking of other messages to bring but the Lord kept me coming back to David.”
It certainly seems more than a coincidence that last week’s message by Don’s son Dan was from the book of Ruth which ends with the lineage of David:
Ruth 4:14-22, Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse. And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed,
Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David.
Today’s message challenged us from God’s words to Samuel about why He was choosing David to be the next King of Israel. This passage gives us applicable instruction on how we are to make decisions as well. Click on the links below to give this message a listen:
Title: Choosing Well
Text: 1 Samuel 16:7 – Right click and open this link in another tab to see this verse in the online ESV.
Have a great week choosing well, Pastor Mark