David's fleeing across the brook Kidron during the rebellion of Absalom is a type of the Lord Jesus, who passed over Kidron to deliver Himself up for the sacrifice at Calvary.
During the time of David's rejection by Israel, he received Ittai the Gittite, a Philistine, who was loyal to David in the dark days east of Kidron. Imagine: a Philistine, an enemy of God's and of Israel's, yet submitting himself to Jehovah and to Jehovah's annointed king!
What a beautiful picture of the gospel call to the Gentiles! For while our Lord is now rejected by His own people after the flesh, unnumbered hosts of alien Gentiles can come to Christ across the brook Kidron!
The Prophet Isaiah declared this time, how that Christ would be exalted and glorified even in His rejection by Israel, by becoming the Savior of the world.
God the Father has proclaimed that it is not enough that His Son should restore Jacob only, but that He should gather in the Gentile nations as well.
We are privileged to come to Christ now, before His earthly exaltation, while He yet tarries across the brook Kidron!
What a joy it is to be allowed to follow Him by faith and not by sight, outside the city walls!
Our time with the Savior now, when the world proclaims that we have no prospects, will but make our being with Christ in His exaltation all the sweeter!
John Pittman Hey was born in 1961 in Jackson, Mississippi, to Godly parents who from the beginning raised him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. With child-like faith he came to Christ on his fourth birthday at his mother's knee. He received his education at church school,...