2 Samuel 23 All My Salvation and All My Desire

The Last Words of David

 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God. 4 And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, By clear shining after rain. 5 “Although my house is not so with God, Yet He has made with me a

n everlasting covenant, Ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; Will He not make it increase?

6 But the sons of rebellion shall all be as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands. 7 But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place.”

 

 

 

David and his mighty men in the battle

14 David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem 15 And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!” 16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord. 17 And he said, “Far be it from me, O Lord, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things were done by the three mighty men.

–> David did everything in front of the Lord.  In this chapter, he poured out the precious water his soldiers risked their lives to obtain for him to the Lord.  Throughout his life, he cried, rejoiced, praised, repented and even grumbled in front of the Lord.

He took everything to God and asked about everything.  His obedience and trust in God was almost complete with only a few mistakes in his life of which he repented and was forgiven.  His attitude toward God was that of “My Utmost to His Highest” as much as humanly possible.