Nearing the end of his life, King David wrote his final words as the “sweet psalmist of Israel.” Yet they were not a chronicle of personal achievements; rather, he prophesied concerning God’s promise to one day send a King who would rule humanity in perfect justice and righteousness. As Alistair Begg explains, God’s preservation of David’s kingdom stands as historical testimony to His covenant. Our hope rests in the promise that Jesus is that perfect King, that He will one day return, and that He will rule and reign forevermore.
The following message by Alistair Begg is made available by truth for life. For more information, visit us online at truth for life dot or GQ, I invite you to turn to second Samuel on to chapter 23 to follow along as I read the first seven verses which will be our passage for this morning going to assign to each of us the responsibility of memorizing the balance of the chapter before our time tonight so that we’re well ready to work our way through this list. But for now, to Samuel 23 beginning at verse one. Now, these are the last words of David the oracle of David, the son of Jesse the oracle of the man who was raised on high the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet sam assed of Israel. The spirit of the Lord speaks by me. His word is on my tongue. The God of Israel has spoken. The Rock of Israel has said to me when one rules justly over men ruling in the fear of God, he don’s on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning like rain that makes grass to sprout from the Earth for Does not my house stand so with God, For he has made with me and everlasting covenant ordered in all things and secure for Willie Narc caused to prosper All my help and my desire but worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away, for they cannot be taken with the hand. But the man who touches them arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear and they are utterly consumed with fire. And then, Father, it is because we believe the things that we have just sung about the word of God, the Bible that we turn to it now, asking for the help of the Holy Spirit to speak and to hear in a way that is true to the Scriptures on points us unreservedly to the Lord Jesus Christ in his name, we pray, Amen. While a great deal has elapsed since the day that Samuel appeared at the House of Jesse in order to let Jesse know that God had informed Samuel, the prophet that God had decided to take a king for himself from the house of Jesse. Jesse, of course, had a number of sons and the youngest of them. David was fetched from the responsibilities of a routine day as one looking after the sheep on coming out of the fields. He arrived. We were introduced to him way back at the beginning of our studies a long time ago now on, we had a picture of him. He was a picture of health. We’re told in the text that he was bright eyed and that he was a handsome fellow on. He was then in turn, anointed, and we were told on that occasion that the spirit of God rushed upon him. And indeed, the storey of David’s existence is directly tied to all that had not only happened on that day, but all that God had chosen to do with him and threw him since that day. And that’s why we’ve been following his storey. We’ve seen him at his best. We’ve seen him at his worst. We have paused and being amazed, inspired by him on account of his leadership and his faithfulness. And then, at the same time, we had to shake our heads on, be depressed and disappointed by his failings. And now, as the end draws near a zoo. You can see here from our text. It’s actually quite fitting that his final words says least the final words as we see them here come in the form of a song or in the form of a poem, because again, if you go are all the way back to the beginning. We essentially began this storey with the song of Hannah and Hannah giving voice to the work of the spirit of God. Within her said these words, the Lord will judge the ends of the Earth. He will give strength to his king and great glory to his anointed. So in other words, there is a prophetic word there She could never know just all that that meant. Who would mean who would be involved and so on. But she spoke as from the Lord Andan. In turn, David, who, of course, was the focus of that prophecy, receives a prophecy that we might say is of his very own. When Nathan comes and explains to David that God has a purpose that through the lineage of David, there will be one who sits on the throne of David on his kingdom will never fail, and it will last forever and ever that second Samuel seven. Your house says the prophet and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever. Now that’s quite a while ago because he was 30 when he became king. It’s now towards the end of his life, so we know that he’s a least in the region of 70. Some of us are in the region of 70 and we meet others who are in that similar demographic. Some who are joyful, soul’s on others with them. You certainly would not want to go on vacation the latter category game because they have now decided that the reason for their continued existence is in looking backwards, constantly going back either to great glory days. It was a terrific time back then. If you’d only lived then if you’d only known that then or even worse, going back to failures and disappointments and oh goodness graces, could you please stop talking? And then the other person who’s always looking forward? Ah, full of anticipation, Recognising that foundations have been laid, there have been very many twists and turns on the journey of life And yet here they are at this point in life and they’re looking forward. They’re saying what is before us? Essentially, that ISS What David is doing here now, someone may immediately say, Well, that’s very interesting, Alistair. But after all, that was a long, long time ago. We’re talking about thousands of years ago, and I’m glad that you’re excited about the fact that there was an ancient King of Israel who was feeling the way that you say he was feeling. But you don’t understand. I’m only said 19 years old. I’m only 26 or whatever it is either a lifetime in front of me. What I might only be 10. And you’re saying, What difference does it make? What was happening to David, the King of Israel? For me, as a 12 year old girl living in Cleveland, I’ll Well, I’m going to tell you I’m going to tell you. Here’s what I’m going to tell you that the storey of King David and the promise that was made to King David is the answer to your life is the answer to your 10 year old life. Your 20 year old life. You’re 50 60 95 year old life. The promise that was made to King David is the hope for the world, the entire world, not just higher, not just America, the entire world. Because the storey of the Kingdom is the truth of the gospel. It is the fact that this king, who has promised through the line of David, is one who will embody all that makes it possible for the world to be the way that God originally intended it. Because we know that when God made it, it was really good in fire. He says that everything he made was good. But it’s not good now, is it? Is broken. It’s messy. It’s filled the disappointments, pain. People have to go to hospital. Folks get dementia, things are upside down. And as a result people say, Is there any way that this could be fixed? Is there any hope? Is there any hope in the entire world? And so here you find that the answer to that longing, which is an understandable longing, is found here in second Samuel because it points us to Jesus. In fact, when we sing in the Christmas Carl’s, we say it very straightforwardly. Don’t we we have that little couple of the hopes and fears of all the years are met in him tonight, and we ended with the Christmas Carl Lights that Sunday called many of you off guard and went home to make sure it wasn’t actually Christmas. And you’ve been asleep for a long time. But no, we’re just making the point, and it’s the same point. Now let’s get to the text and to recognise that these are the last words of David. Incidentally, we should not necessarily assume that they are literally the last words of David. Because, as you will have to see, we need to get the first Kings Chapter two before he actually dies. And so he has a number of statements that he makes before he finally died. So I take it that the way in which this has stated is, if you like, is kind of this is my last will and testament, or as the book of Ecclesiastes descends, the closing verse or two of the CSS says this is the end of the matter, fear God and keep his commandments. And so here David Rights And he is saying this is if you want to understand me if you want to have a key to make sense of my life. If you want to know these things, then let me help you. As I share these words, the oracle of David you will notice the oracle of David, the oracle of the man that is a big, bold word means a declaration from God. I am making, he says, a declaration from God, God’s own word from David’s own lips. It’s a great mystery, isn’t it? Is the mystery what we refer to as concurrence or the dual authorship of the Bible that God speaks? And he speaks as Paul writes his letters or is look, rights is gospel. Or, as Amos writes, his prophecy and so on. Oh, God, 100% engaged in the process and Amos or, in this case, David Ah! 100% engaged in the process. We don’t delay on that. I have four words. I’ll tell you what they are so you can find out we’re making progress. The first word is identity. The second word is prophecy. The third word is history, and the final word is destiny. All right, identity, David says. This is who I am. This is who I am. It’s verse one. What would you like us to know about you, David, if we said to you What? What should we really know about you? We’ve We’ve been following your storey and quite a storey. It has been. What do you want us to know? Well, here he tells us number one. I am the son of Jesse on the son of Jesse. That doesn’t sound particularly striking, does it? After all, who was Jesse? We might find herself saying or what he’s actually acknowledging is his humble origin. If they’d had a yearbook in those days, he would have had a lot of stuff in his yearbook. I mean, at least you know, I looked after sheep. I’m a shepherd. Probably nobody would have written against his photograph most likely to succeed, most likely to become the king of Judah and Israel. No. And if someone had written that in, he would have said that. I don’t know where you got that from A tall no, he’s He’s from Jesse, which is actually fantastic. I mean, everybody’s from somewhere. But in his case, his lineage back through the Book of Ruth goes all the way back to Abraham. If you doubt that, then you just read the opening part of Matthew Chapter one. And here at the end of Ruth. These are the generations of Paris Perez, the father of his run. Hez grandfathered Ram Ram, Father. The minute dab amid ab National National on Fathered Salman Salman, Father Bolas boy’s father to bed all that Father Jesse and Jesse, Father David. And if you go further back because it starts with Abraham In actual fact, his genealogy is such that his is the most significant name after the name of Abraham in the genealogy that leads to the Lord Jesus himself. Second, he says, I was raised on high, raised on high. Yes, he wasthe. He was a keeper of the sheep. And now he found himself on the throne of Judah and Israel. If you remember, and I would be surprised if you do, I had to look for it myself. But it would just thought in my mind when I read when I read this, who was raised on high, it took me back to a second Samuel and to Chapter two, where David inquires of the Lord shall I go up on? The Lord says to him. Go up and up he goes. And we read that David became greater and greater. He knew the Lord had established him, and he says, Here’s the deal. I’m the son of Jesse. But I am the man who has been raised on high. Thirdly, I am the anointed of the God of Jacob. You can go in your mind’s eye to that day for Samuel, Chapter 16, when he was anointed by Samuel, the god of Jacob. Jacob’s name was also Israel. In other words, he’s the father of the nation, is very significant. This is what the word to Jacob Woz from God, Genesis 35 a nation and a company of nations shall come from you and kings shall come from your own body. That was the promise that was made to Jacob. And now, he says, I was anointed in the name of the father of the nation. I was anointed in the name of Jacob himself. In other words, his significance is not on account of any kind of human achievement, but its significance is on account of a divine appointment. The significance of who I am and what I am is entirely related to God’s plan and to God’s purpose. And, fourthly, he says. And I am the sweet sanest of Israel or I am if you like the hero of Israel songs or the focus of Israel songs because he was, wasn’t he? That was one of the reasons that Saul was so annoyed with him because they started to sing David’s name on. They mentioned the fact that there were test there was testimony to the fact that Saul had slain his thousands by the David, had slain his tens of thousands on DA. That rankled him and understandably, soul. And he was actually at the very heart of the songs and sums that we still use to this day. I write the songs that make the mating stance. I write the songs that make the soldiers brave. I am David and I write the songs. That’s what you say. That’s my identity. This is my dad. I was nothing. I was raised up. I was anointed by God and people saying a lot of songs, many of them that I wrote, and most of them I featuring that’s identity now. Secondly, we go from there to prophesy notice first to the spirit of the Lord Speaks by me. The spirit of the Lord speaks by me. His word is on my tongue. Now my words are carried at the moment to you by my breath. If I could not breathe, I could not form words. And I could not verbalize them in a way that you could hear them. So when David speaks, he says it is the breath of the Lord. By the breath of the Lord. It is the Lord’s word that is on David’s tongue. Sorry. Very crass level. He’s saying I didn’t make this stuff up. This is not an invention of my imagination. No, I’ll actually addressing you. This is the very oracle of God on this, then, is the word of God. Of course, we’re familiar with this. The beginning of the book of Hebrews. The writer starts off, you know, You know that in the past, in many in various ways, God spoke to our fathers through the profits. Those whom God had entrusted with the responsibility of speaking his word. When Peter preachers on the Day of Pentecost in Act Chapter two, he points out to the listeners that this is the role that David fulfilled, how struck they must have been by that acts to 3rd 29 brothers. I may say to you with confidence that the Patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day being there for a profit, a knowing that God had sworn with the North to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne. In others, he was trusting the promise of Second Samuel seven. Knowing that, listen to this, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ that he was not abandoned to Haiti’s. Nor did his flesh see corruption. What is Peter talking about? There he’s talking about the 16 Sam, which ends in your presence. There is fullness of joy and at your right hand, our pleasures forevermore. David in a prophetic manor rights these words which Peter then says, You’ve got to understand that what he was on about their whether he fully grasp it or no, what was the fact that there was going to be one who would come? Who would actually achieve that of which it speaks. He will not abandon me to decay. He will not let us Holy one c corruption who has not been abandoned to decay into corruption. The Lord Jesus Christ. When Peter finally writes his second letter, it’s still on this theme of the prophetic ministry. He makes it clear no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man. But men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit, the members says, and he was anointed on From that day, the spirit of God rushed upon him. So the important point is simply this. That all of the authority lies not in the speaker but in the source in the source. There is no reason in the entire universe why any one of you would pay any attention to me or to any of my colleagues, save for a shared conviction that you prayerfully hope and trust that what we come here to share with you, it’s not our imagination or are supposed intellect or our grasp of things, but to try and serve the word of God so that in a way that is distinct from day on. Yet in a way, is in concurrence with David that the very words that we have to walk for other words have got itself. Why are they the words of God will be They’ve been kept for us in the pliable We can’t We can’t live by bread alone but only by the word that proceeds from the mouth of God forever. Oh, Lord, the salmon strikes Your word is settled in heaven. On that, of course, is what he’s saying here the God of Israel has spoken. The Rock of Israel has said to me the word of the Lord proves true. That brings us then to the word itself. What is this word that is spoken? Well, there it is in just a couple it. When one rules justly over men ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light. Now, I spent a long time on this this week and find I got stuck all all afternoon, Thursday. I couldn’t get past this because I said to myself, I wonder I wonder if there is another way of this being translated and I’ll tell you what the dilemma Iwas If you read that when one rules justly over men. Ruling in the Fairy of the Guardian dawns on them like a morning light. Okay, so it just It just reads like a proverbial statement, doesn’t it? Like if there is anybody who fits this bill, then this is This is what you can expect. Which, of course, is, in a sense, true. But is that the word of prophecy? Just a sort of a general statement about if justice rules, then it will be a nice day in the universe. Is that what we’re dealing with here? Well, I went to the Hebrew, which is difficult for me, but nevertheless Kyle and deal each. If you have the commentary, you can cheque it yourself, Kyle and deal ish. When I went to it, they said the difficulty with this little section here is its enigmatic ALS brevity. It’s any magical bravery. Brevity. Well, that kept me for about 15 minutes. Just figuring out what an enigmatic Aled brevity brevity might actually be on what they were saying Woz in the original Hebrew. In order to give it some kind of syntax that is readable in English, certain parts have to be assumed. For example, I can show you later on down in verse six when it says, but worthless men, there’s no men in Hebrew. It’s simply the word worthlessness but worthlessness. But in order for it to be translated in a way that is, absorb a bill by us, that happens. So I said, OK, then Kyle and Village. What is your translation of this? This is their translation. So a ruler over the human race will arise when one rules, justly, a ruler over the human race will arise. Ah, just ruler and will exercise his Dominion in the spirit of the fear of God. Now, I said, That’s beginning to make sense. What he’s prophesying here is not just a statement about if anybody does a good job, being a king, then is a nice afternoon. No, this is the last word of David. This is the summation of the matter. He didn’t get to this point in his life and just give us a few proverbs. Know what is he pointing to? Well, he’s pointing to the ruler on the ruler, and it says here rules justly over men. Actually, it’s that that in Hebrew is rules justly over Adam Adam being humanity. Manhood. So it is a ruler who rules over humanity. Okay, who rules over humanity So far, not David. He rules over Judea. He rules over as well. And there’s rulers all around in Egypt and everyone else. But no, no, no, no, no. There’s a ruler who rules over humanity, and this ruler who rules over humanity will do so justly executing justice and righteousness and the Dominion that he has will be in full accord with God’s rule ruling in the fear of God, I delight to do your will. Oh God. He’s as the words that I speaking on my own words. But the words that my father has given me to speak to you No, he anticipates a day when there will be one who can rule over humanity, have Dominion over the ends of the earth. Be the one who presides over a kingdom that will never come to an end that transcends time. Transcends distance, nationhood, gender, everything. That’s why I said to you at the beginning there’s there’s that. The answer to your life is actually in this. That a king who will come. What will it be like? It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? And so he says in Verse four, Well, let me give you an inkling of what it will be like. He dawns on them like the morning light like the morning light. The hymn writer picked up on this and wrote him That begins. I am waiting for the dawning of the bright and blessed day when the dark, some night of sorrow shall have Manny vanished far away. When Forever with the Saviour far beyond the veil of tears, I will swell the song of gladness in those ever lasting years. Presumably this is where he got it from, because when he rules and when he reigns, it will be like a morning like you’ve never seen the morning. I love the mornings. Whoever mornings mean everything. You have a morning, you know you’re still alive. That’s the first thing you might be walking whole slower than the yesterday. But you said they’re so I’m alive. Good. Here we go. We got a chance. Especially if it’s still dark. And then you can wait a little. You take your coffee and sit and wait. And then the dawn comes up. Oh, what a morning. Gloriously bright with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem. Remember the Easter song? That’s what David says is going to be like. It’ll be a dawn like you’ve never seen a dawn. Secondly, it will be like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning. In other words, it will be warm, warm you can take you can. You can take your take the bins down in your pyjamas. You can’t do that and in November or December what you can. But you shouldn’t know ITT’s going to be like living in South Carolina or something only better. And when the rain comes, the rental make grass to sprout from the Earth without without a hint of thorns and thistles. No, I like grass, but I don’t like cow crabgrass. Crabgrass is starting to really annoy me because it grow. It sticks up taller than all the rest of your grass. And even when you go on, get it, handpick it like you’ve got an attention disorder and you pick it and you go to bed and he care up and his back was like man, and then, yeah, everywhere. Is there ever going to be our just a perfect lawn everywhere looks like Augusta National. It’ll make Augusta National looked like a cabbage patch. When the rain comes on, the sprouts arrive. It’s a prophecy I was driving behind The car the other day had co exist on it. It’s something about Mohammed had about gender headed, but I don’t know what it had on it, but I was. So I was so excited to get up close to it. So I could, you know, just expand. My cat agrees, and and and I actually I was in the car and I said, There, honey, you know, this is all answered. All every longing here has answered in King Jesus, there’s co existence. There is no racial discrimination. There’s no gender dysphoria when we Barneys before the king, all for which humanity longs. Ismet in him. It’s a prophecy. This is going to happen. What? We’re destroying the planet. Okay, don’t destroy it. But don’t worry, because there’s a new heaven and there’s a new Earth in which dwells righteousness. Thirdly, history, history. In what sense? Well, I wrote in my notes. See now what God has done. You notice what he does here in verse five. Having given this prophetic statement, he says. Now, coming back to the present doesn’t my house stand so with God? In other words, what he’s doing here? Is he saying that the certainty of the ruler who is to come about whom he has just given a prophetic word is supported by the existence of David’s present tense experience as king over Israel? The existence of the dynasty of David is a historical point along the journey that says, See what he did with David on what he was doing with David was just a foreshadowing of what he’s going to do. Actually, it works the other way around us. Well, that what he’s going to do is that what gives significance to David. What is he doing with David? Well, he’s making a name for him. He’s giving victory to him. David is administrating, administering justice and equity to all the people that’s back in Chapter eight. Remember the distinction again? It’s a David was a good guy. He was doing this, but it was inadequate, wasn’t it? That’s what I began as it began. We’ve seen him in his house, but we’ve seen him at his laws. It didn’t last. He wasn’t able to see it through. But nevertheless it provided historical testimony to the promise of God. On that promise is tied to this everlasting covenant, he says, For he has made with me and everlasting covenant ordered in all things secure Willie not cost to prosper. All my help and all my desire. In other words, this has begun with the initiative of God. He says it is God who reached out Abram in our of the called ease and called him to himself. It is God who sent Samuel to my house. It is God who has anointed me and put me in this position. He can’t have. He can have brought me this far just to dump me while you made some really bad moves. David. Yes. So on what basis does he have confidence that his bad moves have not taking him out of the running the same basis that you and I have for confidence that our foolish choices on our sinful disobedience has not removed us from the unfolding purposes of God Who remember Nathan comes to him and he says your sin is forgiven. Your sin is forgiven. He is not here saying you know, since I’ve done a terrific job, it’s no wonder that I have enjoyed the privilege position that it’s minus the king. No, he’s acknowledging the fact that any good stuff he really did he did, in a current of God’s amazing grace. And the keeping power of God is in a never lasting covenant. He cannot have taught us to trust in his name on thus far have brought us to leave us in shame, Willie, Not cause to prosper. All my help and all my desire, I think David would have been happy with Augustus Top ladies him which reads in part, the work which his goodness began. The arm of Hiss Strength will complete his promises. Yes, and our men And never was four ft ID. Yet things future nor things that are now nor all things below and above can make him his purpose for goal or sever my soul from his love. The covenant is an everlasting covenant and the kingdom is forever. If you are in Christ today, you know this You don’t have to go out and get yourself a dandy lion and blow on it and ask the question. You know he loves me. He loves me not. I’m in. I’m out. You live in your life that way that you have never understood the finished work of Jesus Christ. He never saved you because you were so good. And he doesn’t keep you on account of your being good Goodness crisis. If everybody were to know every evil thought there was in my heart, you’d never listen to me preach. And if I were to know the thoughts of your cumulative hearts, I’d never show up on a Sunday. It would be beyond possibility, wouldn’t it? Unless the God who saves is the God who keeps Oh, my longings met in him all my desires, all my fears, all my failure swallowed up by his amazing grace That’s what he’s saying And that’s his present history. And that’s the history of grace. Finally, Destiny, Destiny, eternal life or eternal punishment. You see, this is unavoidable. The promise of the kingdom comes with an unavoidable warning. Worthlessness is the enemy of righteousness. Opposition to the king is ultimately both worthless and hopeless. People say, Well, I I don’t want to believe these things about Jesus. I want to believe what I want to believe and live my life as I choose to live it. And I am an autonomous self, you know. It’s an understandable reaction because it is the sinful reaction of all of us by nature. We live in darkness. We live in the realm of self assertiveness. Were without God and we without hope in the world. You see what is true for humanity as a whole is true for us as individuals, you know. How is it? How is a 10 year old boy going to make his journey through life? How how is a teenage girl going to manage her way through this? Well, you see, that’s Children’s Ministry, isn’t it? There’s midnight madness. So what we’re talking about Jesus is the king, you say? Well, I know that I’ve heard that so many times, but I just I didn’t think I had to do anything about it. I thought I was in on my, you know, like when people go to the club and they signed my number. It’s like, Does anybody pay for this? You know? Yeah, I do. And some of your operating on that basis for my dad, he’s good. He goes the Bible study. My mum, She’s in Children’s Ministry. I guess I’m getting a free pass. No, you’re not. You need to actually bow your knee to Jesus. The King, however young you are, however old you are. However much time you’ve got left in your life. Because either in bowing to Jesus, our lives are filled with hope or in rejecting Jesus our lives air ultimately worthless some of your saying. Well, yeah, but I can get that you in the Old Testament. I’ve never really understood the Old Testament. I’ve never really liked it. And I’ve always been much more happy with Jesus. Okay, here’s Jesus and Jesus cried out and said, Whoever believes in me believes not in me but a name who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come into the world is light so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness by nature. We are in darkness. Light is in The Lord by nature were spiritually dead. Life is in the Lord. If anyone hears my words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world all. There you go. You see, that’s the one we were looking for. That’s the part I like. See? Jesus said he didn’t come to just the world but to save the world. Well, just read what he said. It doesn’t mean that Judgement one eventually come to the people to whom he’s speaking. Judgement will eventually come to all that’s absolutely certain. What are you saying? Is that his first purpose in coming It was to save to save those who rejected him to save those who said No, I’m not going to march in your army. It’s not quite amazing. And so the inference is clear. We heard it. And Hannah Song, the judge will come. The judge will come. One day we will face the judge. And that judge, whom we will face has come first of all, as a Saviour. He came to deliver men and women from the judgement as John 360. Peter says he has no desire that any one of us should perish. So that means simply this that were on one side or the other. There is no middle ground. C s Lewis got it right, didn’t he when he said, There are two kinds of people. Those who say to God, your will be done on those to whom God says All right then, have it your own way. That will be the execution of God’s judgement. That’s why we have the king set before us now so that we may follow this feat and embrace him as a Saviour so that on the day when we face him, we may do so unashamed, clothed in the righteousness that he alone provides hope filled or hopeless. Father, thank you that your word is clear. Any cloudiness is on our part. Even the parts that we don’t really want to pay much attention to is just unashamedly clear. And we thank you that it does set before as a broad road, a narrow road. Jesus speaks about sheep. He speaks about goats. It’s unpalatable in our day and only the Bible is going to help us with this. And it is to the Bible. We look fulfil your purpose is in us and threw us. We pray for Christ sake. Then this message was brought to you from truth for life where the learning is for living. Learn more about truth for life with Alistair Begg, Visit us online at truth for life dot or GQ