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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
A King That Extends Grace
Clif Johnson
Aired on May 23, 2024
Show Day by Day
May 15, 2024
00:02:05 Minutes


2 Samuel 2:5-7

God’s kingdom is moved by extending grace.   #daybydaylw   Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!   ~~~   Notice with me in 2 Samuel 2:5-7 how David interacts with the tribe of Jabesh-Gilead, this tribe who would be naturally hesitant, resistant to David as king. David pronounces blessing on them—“May you be blessed by the LORD…” And then extends to them divine grace—“Now may the Lord show steadfast love and faithfulness to you.” Steadfast love and faithfulness—That is an important, crucial phrase in the OT. We come across it for the first time in Exodus 34. This is where Moses asked to see the LORD’s glory. And God hid Moses in the cleft of a rock, and made all of His glory pass by him and then proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” David was extending the grace of God to a tribe who sided with a rival king! David was calling on them to come under the safety and protection of His kingdom. This is how God’s kingdom moves—by extending grace. Does our church operate on the basis of truth and grace? Does your ministry, does your life operate on that basis?

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