Tag Archive | King David

Advent 2016 Day 9

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. (Isaiah 11:1)

Read: Isaiah 11:1-10

No Greater Love

 

Jesse was the grandson of Ruth and the father of King David to whom God promised one of his heirs would reign over Israel forever. But David’s immediate heirs proved rebellious and corrupt. Isaiah prophesied about a “Branch” coming forth out of Jesse’s roots who would rule, not only Israel, but the entire world.

Jesus’ genealogy can be traced back to Jesse from Mary as well as Joseph. Usually, women were not mentioned in bloodlines, but God preserved the bloodline of Mary to eliminate any doubt that Jesus was the one of whom the prophets spoke.

Today: Hail King Jesus!

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks

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N is for Noble

He [David] was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. (1 Samuel 16:12-13)

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Samuel first met David as a shepherd boy tending his father’s sheep. The youngest of Jesse’s sons, David was considered by his father and the culture to be the least among the sons. However, God found him to be the most noble—the one whom He chose to reign over Israel.

David became king of Israel after Saul. Although David sinned grievously, he repented and remained faithful to God, proving himself noble to the core. Through David’s bloodline Jesus Christ was born. (Read more about David in Read 1 Samuel 16, 17 and 2 Samuel 7:1‐17, and the Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew 1).

Not only was David a descendent of Jesus, he was also a foreshadowing of the King to come. David was a lowly shepherd of sheep who became king. Jesus is the Good Shepherd of His people and someday He’ll be the KING of kings. There is none so noble as Jesus Christ.

How about you? What reminds you of Jesus that begins with the letter N?

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks