7-18-2021

Pastor Keith McKinney

God Unites

Part 6 of God At Work

Responsive Reading:

Though we may be inclined to brag, let us come together with humility.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.
Though we may be tempted to use harsh words, let us come together with
gentleness.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.
Though we may want everything to happen quickly, let us come together with
patience.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.
Though the world around often encourages hate, let us come together in love.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.
In humility, gentleness, patience, love, and unity,
Let us worship the God who has called us together.
— written by Joanna Harader

Scripture reading: II Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

David King over All Israel

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a leader over Israel.’” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the Lord in Hebron; then they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned for forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned for thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.

So David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward. 10 David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of armies was with him.