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Standing on Shoulders

FatherChildShouldersI saw a statue of a child standing on its father’s shoulders. The plaque says: “The reason the present generation can see so far is because it is standing on the shoulders of the former generation.” (attributed to Sir Isaac Newton) The coming generation should be launched from a point of purposely given advantage. They shouldn’t have to dig themselves out of a hole. (1K.2:12)

Preserve Family and Nation

familyworshiptableDavid not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, David preserved a nation. (1K.2:12)