19 Long ago you spoke in a vision to your faithful people.
You said, “I have raised up a warrior.
I have selected him from the common people to be king.
20 I have found my servant David.
I have anointed him with my holy oil.
21 I will steady him with my hand;
with my powerful arm I will make him strong.
22 His enemies will not defeat him,
nor will the wicked overpower him.
23 I will beat down his adversaries before him
and destroy those who hate him.
24 My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him,
and by my authority he will grow in power.
25 I will extend his rule over the sea,
his dominion over the rivers.
26 And he will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’ NLT
How do verses 19-26 relate to verses 3-4?
How is David’s reign going to be unique? Find at least five specific descriptions that stand out to you.
What is the significance of verse 26?
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For more background on verses 19-26, you could read about David’s rise as a warrior-king in 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st Kings and 1st Chronicles.
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You probably aren’t being given a kingdom to rule today, but you are called to respond to God in relationship. Which aspects of God’s relationship with David should you pursue for your own life today? Take some time to pray— asking God to make this true for you.