David from the Bible was just a man. He had a job, a house, a family, and all the other little details of life. Though he was a King, an inspired Psalm writer, and a man after Godâ€™s own heart: he was also 100% normal human.
So as we look at the longest stretch of Davidâ€™s life, the 40-year career he had as King of Israel, we come to areas that can touch our lives deeply.
Most of us will never face a ten foot tall giantâ€”and kill them with a stone and sling. Most of us will never be famous as musicians, or have spears thrown at us, or hide in caves: but nearly all of us will do a form of monotonous, repetitive work for much of our lives.
Whether teaching school, working in health care, industry, sales, or service: most jobs are tedious; and get as tiring as the old, out of date magazines at laundromats.
Part of the curse is that work is hard, and it takes sweat and toil to earn enough to survive.
Though David was rich, he still had to work for 40 years! Join me in II Samuel 6 and get a small glimpse of these long years.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...