Saul vs. David

“Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.”

~ 2 Samuel 3:1

What a fearful and awesome portrayal of the long war between the seed of the serpent and the Seed of the woman! Saul represents man’s tireless effort at self-righteous power, majesty and glory while the royal line of David represents the sovereign holy interests of Christ, our King. And though this spiritual battle which exists between these two ancient rivals presses on even today, Christ’s people can know, as with the narrative history between Saul’s and David’s houses which typifies this conflict, that Satan’s house will continue to grow weaker and weaker, while the Christ’s “house” will grow eternally stronger and stronger until the reign of Jesus is fulfilled for all time and in all things!

~ apl

Prayer Life Pause: Lord Jesus, continue to grant me Your strength that I might live today in the glory of Your wonderful might and power. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Welcome the Judge

For He is coming to judge the earth.

~ Psalm 98:11 (NKJV)

The average Christian can turn on their local news and be very discouraged at the sheer amount of hatred, violence, and evil they see in the world today. There seems to be a great inequity between good and evil with evil having the upper hand.

Yet, beloved, let us take heart. God is coming to judge the world. Balance will be restored. The scales will be set right. Good will ultimately triumph because the God of Righteousness has the final say. Therefore, have faith. Trust in the Lord and be ready to welcome the Judge.