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Dancing in the Street

Let’s meet David today, the great grandson of Ruth. In 2 Samuel we meet him as a young king as he rises from shepherd boy to shepherding king. The reign of Saul had been oppressive. The elders and David came together. The tribes recognized that they were the same bone and flesh. Their collective memory sees Hebron as a place of encounter with God.

We probably all know David better as a shepherd boy. He loved being outside with his sheep. His heart was good; he showed obedience; he had a way with words. We can almost hear him whispering these words we know so well as he carefully watches o...

 

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