Verse Meditation: 1 Chronicles 12.38

Keeping Ranks “All these men of war, who could keep ranks, came to Hebron with a loyal heart, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest of Israel were of one mind to make David King” (1 Chronicles 12.38 NKJV). After King Saul died, David became king over Judah for seven years while King Saul’s lineage lingered in Israel. Civil unrest between the two political houses was fierce, and disputes ending in death multiplied. Finally after seven years, King David was anointed by a nation with a unified voice and heart. There are many reasons why God Continue reading

Verse Meditation: 1 Kings 2.45

Established “But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever” (1 Kings 2.45 NKJV). When King Solomon moves into his kingship, he must clean “house” in order to have one of the most prosperous reigns in all of history. Before God securely establishes Solomon as the anointed king over Israel, He gives Solomon time to rid his “Promise Land” of unresolved issues that would prevent King Solomon from achieving the full extent of his kingdom-vision. The process of ridding a God-anointed territory of sin is very important to the establishment of a calling or Continue reading

Flask or Horn?

Comparing the lives and actions of King Saul and King David teaches us how to handle the vision/promise God gives us. We all have our “kingdom” that God has prepared for us. We all have our designated territory that we have dominion over. Both King Saul and King David were given the same promise: they were both kings of Israel. However, they each treated this promise very differently. The distinction that occurred in their leadership can be traced to their anointing. Both Saul and David were unexpectedly anointed king by the same prophet, Samuel. Saul was looking for his father’s Continue reading