A Shepherd to a King: The Chosen Path of David

Psalm 78:70
He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

What a glorious sight we behold here; a prince picked from the sheep pens! Look with me at his low estate. A servant; a slave, if you will. A subject and a worshiper of God Jehovah, who finds himself serving in the lowest places for the Most High God! David made God his Lord, and God made David His servant! They had a unique relationship; a rare find among the children of men, in that David would do ANYTHING for his Lord, and in the process of time would discover that his God would have done almost ANYTHING for him (see 2 Sam. 12:8 & Psalm 2:8)!

What made this dynamic union between God and man possible? The key, I believe, is found in the first two words; “He chose…” This means that God not only elected or picked David out for Himself, but it also means that God “chose for” David; that is, He chose David’s destiny for him. You see, we love God because He FIRST loved (or you might say chose) us! Think of that! The God of Heaven picking you out of the crowd to save YOU! And make no doubt but that He desires that you be saved and serving Him, for it is just as personal to Him as it is to you!

Furthermore, it is not just enough to be chosen, or spoken for, but there must at some point come the time where he who has been chosen is also sent for. Hence, the Bible says that God “took him” from the sheepfolds. That is, He “fetched” or “snatched” or “took away” David from his lowly estate.

Isn’t this just like our Lord Jesus, who made Himself a little lower than the angels, and became a servant Himself, so that He could come after us and “snatch” us from our sinful state? “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. (Ps. 113:7-8)”

Know this; He has chosen you, and He is coming for you, wherever you are! There is a place in His Kingdom palace with your name on it!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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