by John Barnett

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Series: The Life of David
John Barnett
II Samuel 6

David from the Bible was just a man. He had a job, a house, a family, and all the other little details of life. Though he was a King, an inspired Psalm writer, and a man after God's own heart: he was also 100% normal human.

So as we look at the longest stretch of David's life, the 40-year career he had as King of Israel, we come to areas that can touch our lives deeply.

Most of us will never face a ten foot tall giant-and kill them with a stone and sling. Most of us will never be famous as musicians, or have spears thrown at us, or hide in caves: but nearly all of us will do a form of monotonous, repetitive work for much of our lives.

Whether teaching school, working in health care, industry, sales, or service: most jobs are tedious; and get as tiring as the old, out of date magazines at laundromats.

Part of the curse is that work is hard, and it takes sweat and toil to earn enough to survive.

Though David was rich, he still had to work for 40 years! Join me in II Samuel 6 and get a small glimpse of these long years.

Faithful in
The Long Haul

2 Samuel 6:1-23 Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name, the LORD of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. 3 So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark. 5 Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the LORD on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymba ...

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