Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2 Samuel 23:2-4 -- On Being the Light and Good in the World

"The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."
2 Samuel 23:2-4

This is some beautiful imagery, and what surprises me about it is that it is talking about rulers... kings, presidents, politicians.  I wonder if we've become too cynical in our world when we can't imagine a leader described with this sort of imagery... fresh, clean, gentle, new.  I think God qualifies, and surely some of his prophets, but hard to imagine who else, especially in terms of some of the things happening in the world right now.

I think that this can apply to any leader, at work, at home, at school, or wherever we are.  We should be this type of leader.  People who are full of light and tenderness and shininess. :)  Today, let's work for this.  Let's let go of our clouds, and allow the rain to wash us clean.  Let's look to God's example, and the example of his prophets, and let's be better people, making the world around us better, and bringing hope to others who find it hard to see the good. Let's *be* the good, and trust that God will help our good efforts prosper.

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