We know from the bible that David was a great king who achieved so much in his lifetime. I am encouraged by the humility of David, while I know it was God’s ability in my life there have been times when I thought that I was special. However, David was not like that for he says in Verse 4 For you have maintained my right, and my cause, you sat on the throne judging in righteousness “. He unashamedly said that it was God in his life and was the only reason that he was king and what he planned to do was from God. I understand from experience that when I continually praise the Lord for who He is in my life, I also experience a closeness with Him that I was not aware of before I started to praise Him. David as king had a well-organised kingship that required great wisdom and strategy to maintain. In this verse, he makes it clear that it was God who taught him to be a righteous king. Today we must guard against the spirit of the world where the individual is taught to be important, this so contrary to God’s way and this is why the Bible is so clear in Romans 12:1& 2 which says: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your self a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God ‘. Sadly over the past 30 years or so the church in general has become dominated by worldly ways of management and the church uses worldly things to attract people. I have been involved in churches that grew firstly, from new-convert growth and secondly, by being well-organised and faultless performance with transfer growth. I am so pleased to see the church that I attend change and now people are being born-again every Sunday. David went on to say in Verse 5&6 You Have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked, you have blotted out their names forever and ever, O enemy, destructions are forever, He has prepared His throne for judgement “. It is interesting to note that the nations who continually attacked Israel previously, after what God achieved through David those nations do not exist any more. This is such an encouragement to us, God’s way is the best, and it is time for us to take a step back and look at who is controlling our lives. I know how easy it is to have a form of Godliness and learn to speak ‘Christianese’ so that we are misled about our true spiritual state. God longs for His children to act like they belong to Him. Verse 7 says: “But the Lord shall endure forever, He has prepared His throne for judgement “. In the business of life, it is easy at times to forget that our relationship with our Saviour is eternal, it never ends, and while our time on earth may end, that is the doorway to being with the Lord forever. It is so comforting to know that God loves us forever and there is no ending to that love. David not only reminds us of the enduring love of God, but he states that he has prepared a place for the judgement of all people. This is a sobering thought that no one can escape the judgement of God and because of this I am encouraged to seek the Lord with everything that I have so that I can be a blessing to every person that I see.

                             

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  1. We just cannot be good people but have to have a relationship with not just in prayer but in praise , for our closeness to God.

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