Friday, May 29, 2009
Was reading in 2 Chronicles 8 last night, a randomly opened chapter, when I noticed an interesting reference to King David. This was written long after his death, in the context of describing the works of Solomon. In recalled a past order of "David the man of God." David could have been described in several ways, based on his history: "David, the murderer of Uriah the Hittite" or "David, the adulterous king" or "David, the polygamous poet" or "David, the prophet who fell." But the author of Chronicles leaves us with high respect for "David the man of God" in spite of his mortal weaknesses. Perhaps that's a reminder that we might do well to remember the best of what others have achieved. In terms of modern Church leaders, perhaps we would do well to respect "the Lord's anointed" and recognize good but imperfect men and women who seek to serve the Lord as men and women of God, in spite of their inevitable failings.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 5:42 AM