a king who follows God’s rules

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Deuteronomy 17:14-15 (JDV)

a king who follows God’s rules

Deuteronomy 17:14 “When you enter the land Yahveh your God is giving you, take possession of it, live in it, and say, ‘I will place a king over me like all the nations around me,’

Deuteronomy 17:15 you are to place over you the king Yahveh your God chooses. Place a king from among your brothers. You are not to set a foreigner over you, or one who is not of your people.

a king who follows God’s rules

The Israelites had just come out of centuries of slavery to foreign rulers. So this instruction is understandable for just that reason. But there is another reason as well. The Israelites were to be a covenant community, so they must be led by covenant subscribers.

You and I need a king who follows God’s rules too. Our Messiah always does what pleases his Father, so we are safe following him.

Lord, thank you for our king, who obeys your will, and shows us how to be obedient too.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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1 Response to a king who follows God’s rules

  1. Charlie Downes says:

    Amen. The Lord Jesus Christ is my King!

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