Thursday, August 06, 2009
"Then went King David in, and sat before the LORD." II Samuel 7:18 (KJV)
I love this verse. The Bible makes it clear that King David was a "man after God's own heart." David knew the heart of God and wrote many of the beautiful Psalms that we have come to love. In today's passage we see David was moved deeply by God and had to talk to Him. What I love is that David went into the Tabernacle and sat before the Lord. This is the same Tabernacle where the sons of Aaron died because they did not follow protocol. Now some teach that sitting was a sign of worship in the ancient days. But it sure wasn't what the Priests did. They could only come into the presence of the Lord and do exactly what was set down in the law. No more, no less. And here was David, like a child before his Father, sitting, no doubt in reverence but also in love. Love for His heavenly Father. And because of Jesus and His sacrifice for us, we have become His children and get to come sit in the presence of the Lord any time we desire. He bids us to come to Him, worship Him, share with Him, pray to Him. God created us so we could have a deep and loving relationship with Him. Today, come to God. Sit before Him, enjoy His presence. Share with Him your burdens, your concerns. Express to Him your joy and your love. What a glorious privilege is ours, to sit before God Almighty.