‘I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone.’

2 Samuel 7:8-9

What incredible words of assurance the prophet Nathan passed on to David from the Lord. God wanted David to appreciate that he was his personal choice to rule over his people, recognising that his skills and experience as a shepherd would stand him in good stead to ‘shepherd’ Israel, coupled with the promise that God would be with him wherever he went, 24/7. In just the same way, we serve One who will make full use of any skills or experience we have and who has also promised, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ (Josh.1:5)

Daily Reading: Exodus 32