Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people. 2 Samuel 8.15
David was anointed king of Israel after God rejected Saul from being king due to disobedience. David reigned over the twelve tribes of Israel. He was a famous king who campaigned and conquered many of the nations that were nearby Israel. In 2 Samuel 8, it is mentioned twice that the Lord protected David wherever he campaigned.
David was also a man after God’s own heart, Acts 13.22, of whom God said that David would accomplish what he wanted him to do. This does not mean that David did not do anything wrong, but his attitude was always contrite and repentant when shown his error.
David was a just king and the kingdom flourished as a result. Proverbs 29.4 states, “A king brings stability to a land by justice, …”. May we pray that justice will be present in our government.