Like David I echo his angst, disdain, and confusion when Nathan gave him the message of an everlasting kingdom in 2 Samuel 7.
Then in Verse 18
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord , and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And now, Sovereign Lord , in addition to everything else, you speak of giving your servant a lasting dynasty! Do you deal with everyone this way, O Sovereign Lord ?
“What more can I say to you? You know what your servant is really like, Sovereign Lord .
Also as the song portrays who am I that you my king would die for me?
He and I both know who I really am.
Philippians 2:3-4 NKJV Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Two considerations, goals I keep in mind are the.
The Golden Rule; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Do it unto the least of these His little ones.
While I fail at this my first consideration is to look beyond what I physically see and look at that soul hanging in the balance, and try to see that person as Jesus and what I would say to Him. It changes my whole perspective.
Be careful the picture you paint of people you may have to wash it off?
Many broken, shattered, and fragile people with a ton of burnt bridges, begging for help cant hide behind different facades any more. They want what Jesus gave, genuine, love, care, and concern for them.
Isn’t that what we all want?