David: From Shepherd boy to a Giant- Killer and becoming a household name overnight.
Nothing to Fear
God did not give us a spirit of fear
The righteous are bold; they do not fear
Yea though I walk through dark vale, I will not fear.
The just shall live by faith
We walk not by sight but by faith
The substance of things hope for is faith
The positive response to the word of God is faith.
No need to fear
I will not fear because You’re with me.
I will not fear because You are my strength
I will not fear because You are my light and my salvation.
I will not fear because You’re for me.
I will not fear because You’re in me.
There is no fear in love.
Perfect love casts away all fear.
Those who know their God shall be strong and will not fear.
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2Tim1:7
Born in exile
Born with a mission
Lifted from the gutter
To seat with Kings
Obscurity to prominence
Life on the Line
Walking a tight rope
Living on the edge
Bold and courageous
Faithful to God
Woman of wisdom
Devotion and submission
Tool of deliverance
He can use you too.
The Son of Jesse
With mother not married
Yet with a destiny
impressive and varied.
Ushered a New Beginning
Not without much palaver
From insane Saul- the King
Who was as cruel as Lucifer.
Beloved was his name
And his music so, so sweet
His Psalms brought him fame
Everywhere on every street.
Playing for deranged King Saul
Her was healed and refreshed
And even delivered tall
So much to be relieved and blessed.
As a boy, Goliath felled
Turning on the light for Israel
In God’s secret place he dwelt
And so will his music forever sell.
When women’s silly songs
Made him Saul’s enemy
Brought him so much pain and wrong
Unexpected protracted acrimony.
Deliverer became a fugitive
In the camp of the Philistines
Yet he was able to forgive
When the King was netted in his inn.
The psalms and poems kept coming
In waves, in leaps and bounds
From his wilderness wanderings
Leaving and indelible endearing sound.
Then one day, Saul and son fell
And he wrote a sweet psalm for them
So deeply mournful, it went down well
God was his root and his stem.
Man after God’s own heart
Man sold out to God
Loving Him with all his heart
Wallowing daily in His word.
This was a man of courage
Man of great incredible faith
Started living for God at an young age
And went from strength to strength.
Absalom, his son usurped his throne
Sending dad fleeing, crest fallen
Disinherited by bone of his bone
With a payment for forgiveness given.
The usurper was caught by his hair
His beauty became his snare
Cutting himself off as an heir.
Many wee gobsmacked as they stared.
Dad wept bitterly for the lad
To the dismay of his henchmen
His deep sorrow made them feel bad
They felt like those trapped in a lion’s den.
When kings went to war
The King stayed at home
It was against the law
Soon his eyes began to roam.
Then he beheld beautiful Bathsheba bathing
Could not take his longing eyes away
Soon lust of the flesh and eyes were beckoning
And the man of God fell headlong, went astray.
God would not spare the King
Sent Prophet Nathan on an errand
It was a great task- very difficult thing
But the prophet followed God’s command.
The King was approached with wisdom
An allegory was his window of opportunity
And soon the repented of his whoredom
His sin he admitted and pleaded guilty.
Out came the psalm of contrition
Psalm fifty-one: against You, I have sinned
From this we learn a great lesson
None is immune from sin.
Solomon came soon after
A King with wisdom beyond compare
Also endowed with wealth like no other
Carried the baton like his father.
God is all-knowing and all-seeing
You can run but you can’t hide
But He is also forgiving
When we repent without pride.
He was a man of covenant
Understood the meaning of friendship
As forgiving as he was gallant
Even death did not end relationship.
Jonathan-his friend, he honoured
As Mephibosheth he restored
The cripple was elevated
Even though he was very surprised.
This man recycled men rejected
Into a formidable mighty army
His fighting spirit in them injected
And they routed every enemy.
He fell many, many times
But he sought the face of God
And God answered many, many times
In keeping with His word.
This man teaches us courage, devotion
Discipline, dexterity, leadership, contrition
Compassion, friendship, covenant knowledge
Repentance, honour, patience, faith, pledge
Love, wisdom, determination, boldness, kindness
Industry, creativity, diligence, focus and fear of God.
2 Samuel 23
1 Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel: