Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Samuel 15:23-24(KJV); And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness. And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city
The Bible speaks of a time when Absalom, King David’s son turned the hearts of Israel against his own father.
He rallied support for his coup by emphasising his father’s weaknesses.
Indeed there was much in David’s past to be ashamed of, things that made him less fit to be a king: he had killed another man and taken his wife. However, he was still the man after God’s own heart.
The Bible reveals that when Absalom attempted to take over his father’s throne, David fled. However, when he left, the covenant box and Zadok the High Priest left with him (2 Samuel 15).
In the Hebrew, the name Zadok means ‘righteous’.
This means that despite all that David had done in the past, despite the fact that Israel had turned against him, despite the fact that he was condemned in the eyes of many, God was still willing to impute righteousness on Him.
Eventually, David’s kingdom was restored to him. If he had accepted condemnation and sunk under its weight, he may never have returned to his throne.
This story sets a pattern of how God looks at his servants. He says in Isaiah 54:17, ‘…their righteousness is of me.’ They are not righteous because of what they do, they are righteous because God has bestowed upon them His very righteousness. He calls this righteousness their heritage.
It is no wonder that it is to David that the revelation of imputed righteousness comes. The Bible says in Romans 4:6-8, ‘Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.’
God has imputed righteousness upon you.
Even if the entire world turns against you, remember that this righteousness does not last until your next mistake, it is forever.
As you embrace this truth, you will continually stand before God and walk out of any weakness.
Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 4:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: God has imputed righteousness upon you. Even if the entire world turns against you, remember that this righteousness does not last until your next mistake, it is forever. As you embrace this truth, you will continually stand before God and walk out of any weakness.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I am grateful for this Word. Thank you for your mercies that are unending and are new every morning. Your love is from everlasting to everlasting. I embrace this truth and walk in its understanding. Because I understand and have received righteousness, I live in the continual blessing of God. I stand where some fall. To the glory of your name. Amen.