Mmmm freshest Japanese Sashimi Mmmm
Sydney has fantastic Asian food in my neighbourhood!
But that’s not the only food that is mouth-watering.
At Bible College, I’m eating mouthfuls of Old Testament this semester.
18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God. You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord God! 20 And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord God! 21 Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22 Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
2 Samuel 7:18-22
What sort of personal qualities do we see in the rich and famous in our society?
Our TV screens are filled with loud and proud characters promoting themselves to adoring fans.
Our world follows celebrities who are self-confident, opinionated and outspoken.
When we look at the Old Testament passage above,
we see David: the greatest king in Israel’s history saying something surprising.
He was rich, powerful and famous achieving great military success.
God promised to establish his kingdom forever in the previous chapter.
David could have easily been arrogant and boastful in response.
Surprisingly he was extremely humble when talking to God.
David would have had many servants, yet he called himself a servant before God.
He recognised that God was his master and much greater than himself.
David saw God’s uniqueness in the universe.
How many celebrities do you know who are humble?
We read in the New Testament of a greater king than David.
Jesus came to earth and took on the nature of a servant.
He humbled himself and was even willing to die on a cross to save us.
Do you know of any celebrities willing to die for their followers?
God raised Jesus to life again as king of the whole universe.
Who do you follow and why?
mmmm Bible mmmm