... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

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June
2012

David's Shield: nót the 'star of david'! - Proof!

David didn't worship stars

King Manasseh became king of Judah at the age of twelve. Initially he didn't follow the example of his father Hezekiah whom ruled in accordance to God's will. What did he do? Amongst other horrible things, he built ,

5 In the two courtyards of the Temple he built altars for the worship of the stars. 6 He sacrificed his sons in Hinnom Valley as burnt offerings. He practiced divination and magic and consulted fortunetellers and mediums. He sinned greatly against the Lord and stirred up his anger. 2 Chronicles 33:5-6 (GNT)

And, 

7 He placed an image in the Temple, the place about which God had said to David and his son Solomon: “Here in Jerusalem, in this Temple, is the place that I have chosen out of all the territory of the twelve tribes of Israel as the place where I am to be worshiped. 8 And if the people of Israel will obey all my commands and keep the whole Law that my servant Moses gave them, then I will not allow them to be driven out of the land that I gave to their ancestors.” 9 Manasseh led the people of Judah to commit even greater sins than those committed by the nations whom the Lord had driven out of the land as his people advanced. 2 Chronicles 33:7-9 (GNT)

How did God respond to this?
11 So the Lord let the commanders of the Assyrian army invade Judah. They captured Manasseh, stuck hooks in him, put him in chains, and took him to Babylon. 2 Chronicles 33:11 (GNT)

Now did David do anything like this? Was David at any time treated as Manasseh was by his enemies? The answer is no! God kept David safe from all his enemies, 23 Samuel 7:1. Those who threatened his throne were his two sons Absalom and Adonijah, which was a result punishment to David because of the case Uriah - 2 Samuel 11 and 12 – and not because of the worship of stars.

As for Manasseh, after his ordeal he repented and reigned fifty five years over Judah.
... 12 In his suffering he became humble, turned to the Lord his God, and begged him for help. 13 God accepted Manasseh's prayer and answered it by letting him go back to Jerusalem and rule again. This convinced Manasseh that the Lord was God. ... Chronicles 33:110-20 (GNT)

David who kept God's laws, must have known the following,
... 15 You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, 16 so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, 17 or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, 18 or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below. 19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
20 But as for you, the Lord took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are. ...
Deuteronomy 4:11-20
(NIV)

What happened later on in the history of Israel at the time of the last king of Judah, when they choose to worshiped sun, moon and stars said by the prophet Jeremiah?  
“‘At that time, declares the Lord, the bones of the kings and officials of Judah, the bones of the priests and prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves. 2 They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground. 3 Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the Lord Almighty.’ Jeremiah 8:1-3
This also didn't occur to David and Israel during his reign. David definitely didn't worship stars of any kind!

How are many "celebrities" called today? Stars, super-stars. David was, isn't one of them and never worshiped stars, anything nor anyone else but God the Almighty Father and Creator of heaven and earth.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David