2 Samuel 5

David is made king. He takes and establishes Jerusalem as the capital. He pushes back the philistines in two big defeats, asking God each time if it is the right thing to do, and god gives him detailed strategy which he follows. 

He is at one with God, in synch. A godly king.

But I think it’s important to remember we’ve been clearly told kingship, earthly king, is second best, not god’s plan. He takes lots more wives and concubines, has lots of offspring. But that is not god’s reward, women are his weakness, a chink in his armour.

The most sinful of us can, any time, be godly. The most godly of us must always be aware that they are sinners. 

We can be living how god wants us to live even though the whole context of our situation is not remotely ideal to God. We can be ticking all the god boxes in our situation and wrong headed as hell.

Last week they preached on mission. They said our mission is love. No matter where you find yourself, no matter how much you fail, or feel successful, love. I pray that simplifies things.

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