he chose David

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he chose David

Psalm 78:56-72 (JDV)

Psalm 78:56 But they rebelliously tested the Most High God, for they did not keep his warning signs.
Psalm 78:57 They treacherously turned away like their fathers; they became warped like a faulty bow.
Psalm 78:58 They enraged him with their high places and provoked his jealousy with their carved images.
Psalm 78:59 God heard and became furious; he completely rejected Israel.
Psalm 78:60 He abandoned the dwelling-place at Shiloh, the tent where he resided among Adam.
Psalm 78:61 He gave up his strength to captivity and his splendor to the hand of a foe.
Psalm 78:62 He surrendered his people to the sword because he was enraged with his heritage.
Psalm 78:63 Fire consumed his chosen young men, and his young women had no wedding songs.
Psalm 78:64 His priests fell by the sword, and the widows could not lament.
Psalm 78:65 The Lord awoke as if from sleep, like a warrior from the effects of wine.
Psalm 78:66 He beat back his foes; he gave them permanent disgrace.
Psalm 78:67 He rejected the tent of Joseph and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
Psalm 78:68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loved.
Psalm 78:69 He built his sanctuary like the places lifted high, like the land that he established permanently.
Psalm 78:70 He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens;
Psalm 78:71 he brought him from tending ewes to be shepherd over his people Jacob — over Israel, his inheritance.
Psalm 78:72 He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands.

he chose David

The words “he completely rejected Israel” sound off like a warning siren in the reader’s ears. Things had gotten so bad, his people so rebellious, that the LORD had to abandon them.

But he had a plan. He would take an insignificant shepherd from the tribe of Judah, who would shepherd his people with a pure heart and skillful hands.

He can use you too. You may be an answer to the prayers for revival and health that you keep hearing.

LORD, choose us, and use us.

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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