Lessons from the life of David

“All things work togeth­er for good to those who love God.” Ro 8:28 NKJV

God said, “I have found David…a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” (Ac 13:22 NKJV). When God says that about some­one, you’d be wise to observe that per­son­’s life. David start­ed out as a shep­herd and end­ed up as king. The chances of that hap­pen­ing were zero. Shep­herds were so low on the social totem pole they could­n’t tes­ti­fy in a court of law because their word was­n’t con­sid­ered reli­able. Yet David end­ed up writ­ing the most wide­ly read psalms of all time. Under­stand this: When you invite God into your life, He can­cels the lia­bil­i­ties of your past and rewrites your future. But you must choose what God has cho­sen for you! There’s an inter­est­ing con­trast between Paul and David. Paul lived his chap­ters of dis­obe­di­ence before he met Christ, then went on to live an exem­plary life. David became king at thir­ty, and dur­ing his forty years in lead­er­ship expe­ri­enced dev­as­tat­ing fail­ure, includ­ing adul­tery and mur­der.

There are two impor­tant lessons here:

(1) Don’t rush to judg­ment. it’s not over until God says it’s over! David’s sto­ry is a warn­ing to the trans­gres­sor, a rebuke to the self-right­eous, a ver­i­fi­ca­tion of God’s jus­tice that won’t allow you to escape your con­se­quences, and a tes­ti­mo­ny to His love that will nev­er let go of you.

(2) God can bring good out of what seems like a bad sit­u­a­tion. He can take every expe­ri­ence you’ve been through and make it work for good—either your own good or the good of oth­ers.

Bot­tom line: He can make “all things work togeth­er for good.”

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA. pub­lished on May 21, 2017