Tuesday, May 19, 2009

David Anointed King

Our story today was from 1 Samuel 16. Interestingly, the story starts with God saying that He will provide for Himself a king, just like Abraham said in Genesis 22 that God would provide for Himself a lamb for the burnt offering in place of Isaac.

I asked why God didn't just make the right guy king in the first place. Why start with Saul who ended up turning away from the Lord? Is it because of the pattern through Scripture, where there always seems to be a replacement? Jesus is the New Adam. Pastor said that would be part of it. But he said it's also because it was catechetical for the people. They rejected their Lord; they insisted on a king; they received what they asked for; they learned that it was not good. What God had for them was good. But they had to learn experientially that their sinful desires brought them only trouble.

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