One of the things I love about David of the bible is that he was 100% human! He raged at the Lord, and He praised the Lord. He humbled himself when he realized the error of his ways. Although pride got the better of him occasionally, when he recognized it, he surrendered himself back to the Lord and asked forgiveness and moved on in worship to our God.
Reading about him makes me feel normal. Does that sound odd? Its because sometimes I really let the Lord know what I feel about an issue. And then I feel awful. Reading about David has got me to realize that he too let the Lord know how he felt. When he felt defeated, or depressed, he went to the Lord. When he felt strong and courageous, he thanked the Lord. When he felt joyful, he was joyful unto the Lord.
And when you realize that David suffered the consequences of his actions and he did so with grace and humility, and he STILL loved the Lord, and he STILL knew that every breath of his was from the Lord, and he STILL worshipped and praised the Lord, it makes me realize how gracious and merciful the Lord is to me.
I deserve way worse in consequences than I often get and I believe that this is because of the Lord. Not because of anything I do! He remains faithful, even when I am unfaithful. God cannot change who He is, because He is, well.... God! It is me, and you, who need to keep seeking to be more like Him. David is an amazing example of a human being with lots of frailties, but a heart that wants to be more like his God. A man who knows without God, he is nothing. It is through David and his Psalms that I see a God with a father's heart! His discipline and guidance are for our benefit, not for some control and mind games because He rules. No, God disciplines us because He loves us. David shows us this in such beautiful ways in the God-inspired Psalms that he wrote.
One of the most important things I have learnt through David is to constantly ask the Lord to examine my heart. Its not always easy to recognize ones motives through all the subjective emotions of the day. So, David, I thank you for being real!
Psalm 26 v 2: Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.
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