Shepherd. Warrior. Poet. Murderer. Nation builder. Song writer. King. Sinner. Musician. Visionary. Failed father.
Looking at the life of David is like watching a yo-yo go up and down. On one hand, David was a very spiritual man who had a tender heart for God. He spent much time praying and praising God and wrote many psalms that led people to worship God. Yet, when he went into combat he was a military genius and was victorious over his enemies.
David had a great passion for honoring God and leading His people in many ways that honored God. Yet, he neglected his children and failed to control, guide or discipline them. He also committed adultery and murder to hide his sin.
His life reflects contradictions and contributions also. In the final analysis, however, David was a person just like us. He struggled with being human and was overcome by temptations which led to sin. Yet the Lord understood his imperfect nature and never abandoned him. Why? Because God does not expect perfection but progression. God saw in his heart a desire to worship and serve Him.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for promising us that You will "lift up the fallen" if we repent and seek forgiveness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 145:14 The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.