Re:Verse reading–2 Samuel 9 (day one)
Sometimes (often) service to God is not a grand, heroic thing. Sometimes (often) service to God is simply keeping promises.
It has been over 15 years. Maybe more. Jonathan was gone. Killed in battle. Even further back is the promise he and David made to each other. See 1 Samuel 18. It was a relationship that changed David’s life. A prince loved him, had confidence in him. They made promises to each other. Promises that David didn’t forget, even when success came.
It was politically unwise, I suppose. Any strengthening of the house of Saul would have been regarded as foolish. But David didn’t care. He made a promise and he would keep it.
Marriage. Church membership. Surrender to Christ. Family dedications. Promises made! Promises kept?
‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”–Robert Frost.