In the palaces of David we learn the lesson of spiritual royalty, maintaining its humble and sweet lowlier origins. The early shepherd’s lowly life is traced through the works of the poetic and romantic psalms as a lesson in spiritual royalties for all to learn in every age. Lowly origins often path the way for the spiritual royalty of those who lead the world in each age.
George Bernard Shaw said:
“Change is first called blasphemy.”
To humbly and yet boldly take the lessons of change that are thrust upon one’s life entails a passion of great majesty. This is what we call spiritual royalty in our lives as we feel the divine surge leading all of humanity in experiencing massive waves of change. Whilst some may flail in fear and attempts to hold to their comfort zones, others rise as spiritual royalty to aid humanity.
We call each other brother, sister, prince, princess, as reminders of the honour we have for the brave and serving hearts of the leaders of change in communities globally.
Humble love is conveyed in the mighty big words in the lines of the psalms.
“Love had he found in huts where poor men lie;
His daily teachers had been the woods and hills;
The silence of the starry sky..”
David progressed from lowly origins in stages to his role of serving his community to bring them through changes:
- Court Minstrel,
- Companion to a disturbed king,
- Idol of his people,
- Friend of princes,
- Champion of God’s armies,
- A fugitive from authoritarians,
- Living with fugitives and aliens,
- Mighty King and promised bloodline,
- Prosperity dispenser.
The growth to give service to God and his people is a lesson to each one growing in spiritual royalty of being “called” today.
“Nor did he change; but kept in lofty place.
The wisdom which adversity had bred.”
All of our experiences, challenges and disruptions of life offer each one the same progressions to wisdom’ spiritual path. Even spiritual royalty in its divine service to the living must face its continual challenges. Therefore as with King David and the entire house of David, trouble is a continual event to be dealt with.
Each one, like King David, “in all areas, tempted like as we are.”
King David’s psalms teach us as he learnt through suffering and then conveyed in poetic song. Each one has their faults to deal with and master by the co-operative service to God and all the living. Critics love to delight in mournful condemnations of the mighty brave kings of divine change like you too. Critics are forever hunting down the people of God. However the spiritual royalty surges joyfully to serve the great needs of true love just like King David. The difference between the spiritual royalty and their critics is the issue of smiling joy or no smiling joy in free service. True royalty serves joyfully regardless of the little minded sour critics.
Spiritual royalty mindset is that which joyfully puts God first as King David did too.
“I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is joyful and my glory rejoices.”
Those spiritual dynamos are not dragged down by sour faced critics or disruptions or tragedies. This irresistible connection to God is like a bursting sunbeam that is eager to shine and serve beyond itself. Truly can we call such souls, princes and princesses of God. In the tragic circumstances buffering our MMM communities in Australia and Brazil we again see the souls of spiritual royalty rising to shine and serve with the irresistible joy to help others. Thank God for those with the great spirit of King David to love and serve God and man. We can sing like David too. David means beloved. Beloved are those spiritual royalty of our times too.