The Head of the Household
[Read, Study, Understand, Apply, LIVE, and Share YOUR Experience of Psalms 18 & 2nd Samuel 2:1-4]
By Apostle Ricardo Butler
The Scriptures say,
“And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah.” (v. 4).
Judah was the Tribe David was from. It was his family. They were all part of his very own household. Remember this verse?
“David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in DISTRESS, and every one that was in DEBT, and every one that was DISCONTENTED, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain [Heb: ‘A head person (of any rank or class):–captain, captain that had rule, chief, chief captain, general, governor, keeper (pastor), master (teacher), prince, principal, ruler, steward, LEADER’] over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.” (1st Samuel 22:1-2).
David started out with …
- his own family,
- then his father’s house,
- then four men,
- then it grew to six hundred men when we last checked,
- and now it’s all the tribe of Judah (with some Levites).
He was faithful with few and God increased him with much.