Ruling In Righteousness

These are the last words of David . . . The inspired utterance of David . . . the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel's songs.
The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. (2 Samuel 23:1-4)

The last words of any person are important because they summarize the most important lessons learnt in life. But, particularly, the last words of a sage are extremely valuable. Sages are people of uncommon wisdom, prudence and good judgment. They have remarkable life experiences.

By all accounts David, though not faultless, was a sage. He was a very successful king and warrior. He was an amazing prayer warrior and songwriter. To this day, millions of people reflect over his writings and use his defeat of Goliath as inspiration when faced with impossible tasks.  David was loved by God and adored by humans.  

So what could be the last words of this "giant of a man"? It is rather fascinating that before he utters his last words, David's credentials are spelled out with the clear reminder that those last words were directly spoken through him by the Spirit of God. The last words were: "When one rules over people in righteousness . . . he is like the light of morning . . . after rain that brings grass from the earth."
In other words, ruling or leading in the fear of God has a blossoming effect on humanity.

In our various ways, we are rulers and leaders. We lead in our homes, jobs, churches, families, relationships, circles of influence and many other ways. Can you imagine how much prosperity we can inject into the world if we each ruled in righteousness and the fear of God? The effects of righteousness on humanity is simply invaluable. Think about it.

Prayer: Father, in many ways, I do exercise leadership over others. Please help me to do so in righteousness and the fear of God so that prosperity would follow my actions. Amen.