The Messiah Simeon Waited For

Day 57, Born David's King
12/24/2015 11:15:08 PM by: Susan Lyttek

By my count, I have four posts left that I should do for Simeon to make the even 60 that I promised back in October. We’ll see how much I can squeeze out of me today. I still have a cold and running on limited energy. So this might be one long post or two shorter ones or, with heavenly intervention, the original four posts I planned to do.

The themes that remain are 57: A King After David’s Heart, 58: Will Cause Strife, 59: Call to the Nations, and 60: Simeon—A Noble Life of Waiting.

Because Christ is David’s descendant and heir, he fulfills God’s promises to David and completes, makes perfect, what God saw in David to begin with.

2 Samuel 7:12, 15-16 ‘When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

But My faithful love will never leave him as I removed it from Saul; I removed him from your way. Your house and kingdom will endure before Me forever, and your throne will be established forever.’ (HCSB)

What did David do well while on earth? First off, he was a good shepherd who watched over his flock—even risking his life to defend it from lions and bears. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus leads and protects his lambs, his flock. According to Scripture, not one will escape him who is from His fold.

Second, David was a man after God’s own heart. He never worshipped any other God. He repented whenever confronted with his sin. But as the perfect man, Jesus lived in perfect unity with God. He lived in such a way as to reverse the curse all the way back to the garden of Eden. As the divine man, Jesus lived righteously in the constraints of a sinful world in a way that Adam could not do within a perfect world. Jesus kept his heart in tune with the will of the Father and walked in it.

Lastly, David was Israel’s best king. He fought for her, he united her, he defended her and he ruled her. Yes, he made mistakes as father, husband and human male—but as shepherd, lover of God and king, he did well.

But Jesus did, does and will do better. Because as we learn at the end of the story:

And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:16, HCSB)


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Day 57, Born David's King
12/24/2015 11:15:08 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 58 through 60
12/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 56, Time Fulfilled
12/23/2015 10:51:22 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 55, The Cursed Tree
12/23/2015 10:07:15 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 54, David's Branch
12/22/2015 10:39:36 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 53, The Root of Jesse
12/21/2015 9:41:34 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 52, The Mountain Tree (Part 2)
12/19/2015 10:27:09 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 51, The Mountain Tree (Part 1)
12/18/2015 2:19:00 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 50, The Living Jesus
12/17/2015 6:30:32 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 49, Born a King
12/16/2015 9:35:32 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 48, In Bethlehem, the City of David
12/15/2015 9:30:52 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 47, The Best Storyteller Ever
12/14/2015 8:55:49 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 46, Identifying the Son of God
12/13/2015 10:09:38 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 45, Crown Him with Many Crowns
12/12/2015 9:26:13 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 44, Blessed to Receive
12/11/2015 9:09:42 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 43, Forgotten Stones
12/9/2015 10:29:02 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 42, Restoring the Booth of David
12/8/2015 11:13:36 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 41, Into Zion First
12/7/2015 2:39:09 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 40, The Stone of Judgment
12/6/2015 10:29:54 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 39, The Cornerstone and the Gate
12/5/2015 8:57:56 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 38, The Stone in Zion
12/4/2015 8:31:46 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 37, The Precious Cornerstone
12/3/2015 4:25:30 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 36, Jesus as the Rock
12/2/2015 12:52:41 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 35, Jesus the Stumbling Block
12/1/2015 10:25:10 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 34, The Messiah as Light
11/30/2015 12:54:01 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 33, The Silent Lamb
11/28/2015 9:17:58 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 32, Sacrificing Lambs in the Old Testament
11/27/2015 7:56:38 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 31, Simeon as a Man of Gratitude
11/26/2015 9:40:10 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 30, Jesus as the Lamb (con.)
11/25/2015 7:29:51 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 29, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, Part 3
11/25/2015 3:27:32 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 28, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, part 2
11/23/2015 7:37:07 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 27, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, part 1
11/22/2015 8:10:41 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 26, Destined for Sacrifice
11/21/2015 7:43:02 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 25, A Priest Like Melchizedek
11/20/2015 9:13:54 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 24, Prophet to the Prophets
11/20/2015 10:25:38 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 23, Making Simeon into Simeon
11/18/2015 7:55:48 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 22, Mary Will Grieve
11/17/2015 7:53:05 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 21, Hinting at the Rest of the Story
11/16/2015 7:54:34 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 20, A Blessing
11/15/2015 8:41:53 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 19, Making Mary and Joseph Marvel
11/14/2015 8:28:35 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 18, For All Peoples
11/13/2015 7:52:11 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 17, The Intent of the Law
11/12/2015 7:46:24 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 16, Seeing Reality
11/11/2015 4:31:30 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 15, True Peace
11/10/2015 7:00:27 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 14, God's Slave
11/9/2015 12:54:20 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 13, Taking Up Jesus
11/8/2015 7:57:57 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 12, Following the Spirit
11/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 11, Staying Alive
11/6/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 10, The Name of Simeon
11/5/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 9, Welcoming God's Firstborn
11/4/2015 11:37:06 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 8, A Holy People
11/3/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 7, Blessing to Nations
11/2/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 6, Prophecies for the Gentiles
11/1/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 5, Simeon's Testimony
10/31/2015 7:24:31 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Simeon Was a Godly Man
10/30/2015 8:21:15 PM  by: Susan Lyttek

Day 3, A Sketch of Simeon
10/29/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Holding Jesus
10/28/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek

Introduction to The Messiah Simeon Waited For
10/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Susan Lyttek