Sunday, April 4, 2010

You Shall be Ruler

The Lord is Risen! The Lord is Risen, indeed!

Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, "See, we are your bond and flesh. For some time now, even while Saul was king, it was you who commanded the army of Israel. The Lord your God said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over my people Israel." I Chronicles 11: 1-2 NRSV

The people of Israel commit themselves to be David's people. They ask for him to be their ruler. And they don't ask just because  David is a good warrior and has been leading the troops. They want David as their King because God has made David the shepherd of God's people.

What kinds of commitments do you have right now? This would include those to people or institutions.

How many of these commitments have you made because God asked you to make them?

What would it look like if you only committed yourself to doing just what God asks you to do?

God, on this Easter Sunday, we re-commit ourselves to what you ask us to do in our lives. Help us to weed out all those commitments that are not of you nor are asked by you. In Jesus' Holy name we pray. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims


  1. What a great challenge. I know I have been guilty of doing my work for the Lord instead of doing the work the Lord has given me to do. I understand when that happens there is very little reaping of useable fruit. There are still some things in my life I can weed out with His help. Things that just clutter my life. I needed this today. Thank you, God bless, and Happy Resurrection Day.

  2. Happy Resurrection to you as well! Good comment.