Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Morning Light

1 Now these are the last words of David . . . . the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel:

2 "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue. 3 The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, 4 he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.
2 Samuel 23:1-4, English Standard Version

The Morning Light

What a beautiful analogy David makes in his last recorded words in the Bible. Speaking of the king or ruler, he states that when one rules over people justly, and in the fear of God, his rule is like one that:

. . . dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

I have, on a few occasions, traveled during the night. I remember how wonderful it felt when the first light of the morning broke through. We all know what it feels like when we have had a week of gloomy weather, and finally a day comes when the sun shines brilliantly in the sky. The last analogy of rain making grass to sprout reminds me of the years I lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In the summer, most days were filled with glorious sunshine. Then, in mid afternoon some clouds would gather and sprinkle some light refreshing rain on the lawns and gardens, and then disappear so that we could enjoy a beautiful sunset.

We can understand completely what David is saying; every single citizen is affected by the type of ruler he has. Even in countries like ours where our ruler is elected, the entire nation is affected by the good or bad decisions made by our president.

What a blessing it must have been to live under the rule of David. Yet, unrest still remained in the land. David still had enemies, even in his own household.

However, the day will come for the saints of God when we will experience a perfect kingdom. God, himself, will be on the throne with Christ, the lamb of God, sitting at his right hand. There will be no need for the sun, because God's light will light the kingdom. There will be no unrest, and God will have no enemies. What a glorious time!

So, now we are just experiencing the morning light, but in heaven the full light of never ending days will come.

God Bless You,
Linda

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