There was a time when David nearly made one of the biggest mistakes of his life. Fortunately, God sent someone to rescue him. But she wasn\’t who anyone probably would have expected. It makes you think: am I seeing the wise, but unlikely, counselors around me?
You really shouldn\’t do anything important without getting some perspective and guidance from someone who knows better than you. David understood this principle and made sure that he stayed in constant contact with God so that he would stay true to God\’s will.
Trouble is going to come to each of us. The variable that decides the course of our lives is how we handle it. In David\’s life we see the good and the bad and he calls on us to learn from him so that we can choose the better path.
No, their love was something that far surpassed mere romance or sexual desire. They were friends.
David\’s victory over Goliath isn\’t a myth nor is it merely an inspirational story for the little guys of the world. It\’s a template for how God and godly people defeat the evils of the world.
David wasn\’t exalted because he never made any mistakes nor because of any intrinsic greatness he possessed by any worldly metrics. David embodies the word of the Lord, \”He who humbles himself will be exalted.\” We would do well to learn the greatness of humility sooner rather than later.
In the Bible story, David, the shepherd-boy-turned-king, is a crucial character in setting the stage for Jesus Christ and faith in his name. There are a number of reasons that David\’s story is an unlikely fulcrum. What made him so special to God?
Nothing about the Spirit of Christ lines up with the values of the world. This is arguably most obvious when it comes to the meekness and lowliness of Christ.
Those that believe in the glory of God\’s faithfulness must themselves become faithful to him and like him.
If you want grace from God, you have to learn to humble yourself under God.