2 Samuel 23: Last Words

These are the last words of David:

“The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse,
    the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High,
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.” -2 Samuel 23:1-2

Last words reveal a lot about a person. In David’s case, we know what they were. As expected, they speak of the Lord. Perhaps unexpected, David focused on an important trait of any person God uses greatly–”his word was on my tongue.”

God spoke through David, but David also spoke God’s words. We have some of them in Scripture as part of the inspired Scriptures. Yet there is a sense in which every person used by God is a person who speaks forth God’s truth. Those unafraid and unashamed of God’s words are used by him to share his message to those others do not reach.

Today, settle once and for all that God’s words will be your words. Be willing to be unliked and ridiculed in order to speak the words of the one who matters most. He will be with you. When you final day comes, may your last words be those of David that God’s word was on your tongue.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


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