“Why Do We Not Give Our Ears and Go to Christ 為何我們不要側耳而聽，不要到基督那裡去？“（Isaiah 以賽亞書 55:3-5）
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendour.
Often, those who do not benefit from God’s word simply neither incline their ear to Him. When we do it, we have not only life for our soul but also God’s everlasting covenant with us full of His faithful love shown to David. David had a real relationship and experience with God, led Israel spiritually, politically and militarily by both his godly example and shepherd’s heart, and could speak to them as a witness of what he had seen and heard in that relationship with God. His heart after God meant more than outward success, comfort and ease. It also shows that God’s best and most effective leaders do not necessarily have it easy. As God’s people rule with Christ over the millennial earth, people will be entrusted with geographical regions according to their faithfulness. These prophecies are fulfilled spiritually when God gives wonderful, David-like leadership to them.
Prayer: Sovereign God, David did not lead through popularity polls like what happens now in the end of the age, or just giving the people what they wanted. In fact, he witnessed to his people and us today something from you that can never be gained from this fallen world. Thank you that you never gave up on David, never stopped showing him mercy. We can count on you when you do promise to us your faithful love shown to David. Amen.