The Daily: Friday July 5, 2024

Daily Lectionary Reading: Psalm 48 (NRSV, The Message); 2 Samuel 3:1-12 (NRSV, The Message); 2 Samuel 3:1-12 (NRSV, The Message)
The war between the house of Saul and the house of David dragged on and on. The longer it went on the stronger David became, with the house of Saul getting weaker.
2 Samuel 3:1 (The Message)
It is difficult to read this passage without reflecting on our current.

Yes, scripture presents the circumstances as "God rejected Saul and chose David" (1 Samuel 16:1), but I have a hunch that it wasn't quite that simple.

Most of us are convinced that our side is divinely approved and the other side is activley working against God. Rarely is that the case. Our loyalty is to the voice of the still speaking God. Yes, those values and our understanding of them will lead us to align with one earthly perspectivie or another. HOWEVER, we do not belong to the house of David or the house of Saul, the house of Republicans or the house of Democrats. We belong to the kin-dom of God.

Our temporal systems will grow stronger and weaker, but God's dream is eternal.

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