These passages are being read today as we begin our first day of ministry as a youth team in Brunswick, GA. Most of this reading is about the life, and reign of King David. It begins at the end of Saul’s life and ends at the saga of Bathsheba.
The passage that stands out to me the most this morning is: 2 Samuel 7:18. In the midst of David’s victories and mighty reign over Isreal, we find these words spoken. “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: ‘Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?'” Yes, I realize that just a few chapters later, David finds himself steeped in sin and the tangled web of lies surrounding Bathsheba and Uriah, but here we see David’s heart. David, King of Isreal pauses to give glory to God. David knows and follows the One True God. May we put the Lord first today as we begin ministry this morning. May we take far more times to, “sit before the Lord.”