Seize the Moment – Day 780

David’s First Order of Business!

2 Samuel 5


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, May 6.


Politicians seek votes by making campaign promises. They do so to gain popularity, but it is not until they are in office that we see their true priorities. Second Samuel 5:6-10 gives us David’s first order of business as the newly installed king of the united kingdom of Israel:


Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, “You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away”; thinking, “David cannot enter here.” Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David. … So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward. David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.


This was not the first time the Israelites had tried to seize the high ground of the Promised Land from the Jebusites. We find them mentioned as far back as the spies’ fearful report to Moses in Numbers 13:29, and then in two failed attempts in Joshua 15:63 and Judges 1:21. David had his eyes on establishing a unified kingdom with Jerusalem as the capital and because of God’s favor he was able to fulfill his first order of business as the king of Israel.


God continued to bless David’s priorities because David gave all glory to God as evidenced by verse 12, “And David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.”


Seize the moment by putting God’s glory as the first order of business in all that you do. Just as Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

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