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We are a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a church body committed to sharing life in Jesus with people throughout the world.

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We are located on Pippin Rd., in close proximity to Fairfield, Forest Park, Seven Hills, Hamilton, and southern Butler County
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3 Year Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 2 Samuel 23.  

General:

  • Chapter 23 begins with the last recorded Psalm of David
    • We note that David’s writings were inspired by God as divine author
      • “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me…”
    • David introduced this psalm by referencing how blessed he had been by God
      • This is the framework into which his writing must be set: a man grateful for all of God’s undeserved love
      • Most of all, David understood that God was entirely the reason why his kingdom had been successful
        • God had used David’s kingdom to bless Israel
          • The people, following David’s lead, began to care about eternal matters of faith
    • The complete fulfillment of David’s words about a blessed king would come in the form of Christ as the Messiah and King of Kings
  • The rest of this chapter deals with David’s mighty men, a special force among David’s army
    • We notice first how often David marched into battle alongside his men
    • Three of David’s captains are singled out for their extraordinary bravery
      • The account is told of an occasion when David was lamenting his thirst for water
        • These three captains risked their lives just to bring David back a drink of water
        • When David heard what they had done, he poured out the water as an offering to God in recognition of their devotion
          • The People’s Bible: “The water was too precious to drink, for it represented the hearts and lives of his devoted men.”
    • We also note Uriah’s place among the list in this chapter
      • David had sacrificed a great warrior to save himself from guilt and shame in regard to his affair with Uriah’s wife


 



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3 Year Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22

Our Three Year Bible reading for today is 2 Samuel 22.  

General:

  • Chapter 22 is a song of David in response to God’s greatness and mercy
    • It is the same text recorded in Psalm 18
  • Verses 1-20 are full of very strong imagery depicting the almighty power of God
    • We notice words like rock and fortress, which emphasize God’s ability to protect
      • David had seen that so clearly during his flight from Saul
        • God was a refuge into which David could escape from his enemies
    • David understood the danger he faced; he makes reference to the “cords of death”
      • David’s response was to call upon God in prayer
      • God responded powerfully, in turn
        • He sent rain during the drought
        • He gave David victory over the pesky Philistines and other enemies
    • All the distressing things David faced had taught him the importance of calling upon God in times of need
  • Verses 21-31 focus on the way that God makes us righteous
    • God is described as a lamp, turning darkness into light
      • We think of Psalm 27:1
      • The Word of God drives away all doubt and fear, leaving only the understanding that God is good and in charge
    • A quick look at David’s life will show us that he cannot possibly mean that God loved him because of his own personal perfection
      • Instead it was God’s way that was perfect
        • David was counted righteous and perfect in God’s sight because of the faith God had created in David’s heart
  • Verses 32-49 return to the theme of God’s strength allowing David to do mighty things
    • It was this God-given strength which allowed David to defeat Goliath
    • Many people had come to praise God as they saw what He had done through His servant David
    • David rightly gave God the praise for giving him victory over his enemies
  • Verses 50-51 are a fitting end to a beautiful song of praise
    • David is certain that God would be kind to His people forever; His grace would continue on in the future
    • David also realized that he was undeserving of any of the kindness God had shown him
      • He was well acquainted with God’s free and faithful grace


 



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