Psalm 2:5-6

5He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 6“I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”           

While Saul was still king of Israel, David was anointed as king, but he did not assert his authority. He waited for the perfect timing of God. King Saul tried but failed to destroy David. It narrated in 1 Samuel 24:3-7, 3A cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. 4The men said, “This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.’” Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. 5Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe. 6He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.” 7With these words David sharply rebuked his men and did not allow them to attack Saul. And Saul left the cave and went his way.

David honestly believed that when the Lord anoints a king, he also protects him. He listened to his conscience, and did not hurt the unguarded King Saul. David knew that King Saul was anointed by the Lord. When David was eventually installed as king Israel, he trusted that God protected him also, just as the Lord protected King Saul. The anointing of the Lord keeps the anointed secured.

When the Lord mandated us to go and make disciples, did he give us also authority to proclaim his gospel and train disciple? To have faith in him is to have confidence that he also provides for things necessary to accomplish his mission purposes. When by faith we gladly obey the Lord, we sense confidence that he protects us from embarrassing situation. We also trust him to provide all things essential for us to accomplish our mandate: to witness and make disciples for Christ.

Lord Jesus, strengthen my faith to obey you gladly.

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