Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Shepherd for the People

From 2 Samuel 5:1-5 here:
All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said: "Here we are, your bone and your flesh.
In days past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led the Israelites out and brought them back. And the LORD said to you, 'You shall shepherd my people Israel and shall be commander of Israel.'"
When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron, King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD, and they anointed him king of Israel.
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned for forty years:
seven years and six months in Hebron over Judah, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem over all Israel and Judah.

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