It’s amazing to think that King David in the Bible was considered a favorite of God when you read about some of the mistakes he made during his life and career. He was not exempt from similar temptations, shortcomings and pitfalls as others in the Bible and yet, he was considered “a man after God’s own heart.” I did some study of David and his life to see what would warrant such a magnificent label from God.
The main difference with David compared to others in the Bible was his quickness to repent when confronted. It was not that he didn’t NEED correction in his life. He made as many mistakes as others in the Bible but was a professional at turning back to God when he knew he had done wrong.
Many times in the church world, goodness is ranked on a scale of what you have or have not done good or bad in life. The fact is that we will all make mistakes but the more important observation is the correction after that issue. This is not justifying the things we do that make God sad but only saying that we will never be able to be free of mistakes until we get to heaven and are with God.
David was a textbook case to observe when it came to making a change in life when challenges occurred and correction was offered. So the real question is if you are spending the kind of time with God to know his heart and will recognize things in life that need correction. Also, are you putting yourself around people you trust and who are trying to help make you the best version of yourself that you can be?
All good thoughts to meditate on this week and as always, we are praying for you and the trajectory of your life. Have a great week!
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