The Beginning of the Last Words of David

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Samuel 23 and 24.
What are the last words that the magnificent poet David wrote? Listen to him and notice the first thing he noted about what God said to him,
Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says the man raised up on high,
The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel said,
The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling in the fear of God.'”
(2Samuel 23.1-3)
To rule over men, God demands that the ruler be just and that comes from ruling in the fear of God. The first application is for the ruler of a nation, but it by no means stops there. In any capacity that you might be over people, be just and let it be rooted in the fear of God. For then you will treat people right and that pleases God and He blesses those who please Him.

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