Today’s Thought: There will thy servant be

“As the Lord liveth, and as my Lord the king liveth, surely in what place my Lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.” (2 Samuel 15:21)

There is Ruth-like quality in this asseveration and there is almost an echo of it in the words of Jesus when he says:

“Where I am, there shall also my servant be” (John 12:26).

For all of us, in our coming to Christ, the words of David have a special relevance:

“Thou art a stranger and also an exile: whereas thou camest but yesterday …”

Such we were, outside the commonwealth of Israel, having no hope and without God in the world. And we heard the call of the King. Our hearts took fast hold of the things concerning him and the kingdom, and we forsook our former allegiance. So now, “in death or life”, in “what place my Lord the king shall be” we follow, that it the end we might be with him for ever.

Harry Tennant, The Man David, page 163.

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