THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE
1095 Devotional “Trips”!
Rix W. Tillman, D. Min
Reading assignment: __Psalm 37 __2 Samuel 23:1-7
Focal verse(s): “So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever.“
The 37th Psalm could very well have been written shortly before David’s death, as evidenced by verse 25: “I have been young, and now am old…” This seems to be a farewell Psalm with David giving a charge to the people to stay strong in the Lord. In verses 3,4,5,& 7, David tells the people to “Trust in the Lord”, “Delight…in the Lord”, “Commit thy way…to the Lord”, and “Rest in the Lord”, which are all wonderful charges to God’s people. If we trust in God we will have no fear and if we delight ourselves in Him we will have true happiness. In committing our way to God we will not ever have to worry. Resting in the Lord means that we lean totally on Him for our every need. David’s last recorded words were a short poem, almost a last will and testament, similar to the 33rd chapter of Deuteronomy. This poem clearly shows how much David had grown as a literary scholar from his early days as a simple shepherd boy. As stated in our last devotional trip, David did a wonderful job of wrapping up the details of his final days before his death. Take David’s example and be a blessing to your heirs by properly planning for your own death, taking care of your estate and finances ahead of time so that you will not be a burden upon your relatives after your death. The Christian should be a blessing rather than a burden for those they leave behind when they go to meet Christ!