My Servant David
We, who consider ourselves servants to the Most High God, Jehovah, wish
to please Him, don't we?
God has a certain order of doing things and wishes for us to follow His
way so that He can bless us in various ways.
There are many powers in the heavenlies that we aren't aware of and if
we go and do spiritual things in our own strength we might do them in the
wrong way or order and may not be working for Him, but against Him.
The following doings of God's servant, king David is a good example of
what is meant.
And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at
it in the days of Saul. And all the congregation said that they would do
so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. So David gathered
all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath,
to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim. And David went up, and all
Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged
to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between
the cherubims, whose name is called on it. And they carried the
ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio
drave the cart. And David and all Israel played before God with all their
might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with
timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. And when they came unto
the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark;
for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza,
and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died
before God. And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach
upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. And David
was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home
to me? So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city
of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
(1 Chronicles 13:3-13)
And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place
for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. Then David said, None ought
to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen
to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
(1 Chronicles 15:1-2)
And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark
of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
(1 Chronicles 15:3)
So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went
to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom
with joy. And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the
ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven
rams. And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the
Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of
the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting,
and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making
a noise with psalteries and harps.
(1 Chronicles 15:25-28)
This surely means then, that if God gives us instructions from His word,
the Bible, we should be obedient to His wishes.
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment,
That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
(2 John 1:6)
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath
not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father
and the Son.
(2 John 1:9)
For example, if you "belong" to a church that does not practice believer's
baptism, you must get out because God does not want you there; He says
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light
with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath
he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of
God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said,
I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be
ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and
I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons
and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
(2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
Should a Jehovah's Witness wish to discuss certain religious matters with
you, you may not let him or her into your home:
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not
into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth
him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
(2 John 1:10-11)
We need not know the reason why we are commanded in a certain way, just
We have been given God's word, the Bible, for our protection against spiritual
wickedness in high places, as well as maintaining the earnest of our inheritance.
Let's use it.
On a daily basis.