Today you should read: 2 Samuel 8
Do the Right Thing
I used to work closely with a friend of mine, Dr. Dave Adams. Often when we were trying to make an important decision, he would ask me, “Tim, what do you think is the right thing to do?” I never forgot that – our lives would be much simpler, purer, and probably even easier – if we just did the right things.
David, a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), did that – at least most of the time. In this chapter you see that David obeyed God by destroying the wicked Philistines. Now, I know that may seem brutal and maybe even unlike God – but God is as just as He is gracious. He will not tolerate wickedness and our sin always has a price – for us and often for our family.
David dedicated all the gifts he was given from this conquest to the Lord in verses 11-12. Verse 15 sums it up:
So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.
David did the Right Thing… and the Lord responded in verse 14…
…the Lord made David victorious wherever he went.
So.. I close with some very simple advice: Whatever you’re faced with today… Do the Right Thing!
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor