WHAT WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED FOR?(4)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WHAT WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED FOR? (4)*
Psalm 89:20 *I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:*
*Insight and Highlight.*
A chief sinner became a chief saint in God.
David, the son of Jesse, stole God's heart.
In Matt 1:5, out of all mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus, Matthew emphasized David's sin, saying ,*"....David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias."*
No other person's sin was emphasized than David's.
How God loved him is beyond any human comprehension.
Most people in the Old Testament did not commit as much vices as David did, but regardless, God loved him so much.
To mention two. First, there was too much blood on his hands (1 Chron 28:3) and second, he committed murder violating the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth commandments when he sinned against Uriah, 2 Sam 12.
His sins were much greater because he was a shepherd over God's people, 2 Sam 5:2.
There are many things known only unto God regarding His love for David but the bible tells us few things that may explain this enviable love of God of a chief sinner like David and why he is ever remembered.
First, David never bowed to any idol all the days of his life. There was never a time that he gave honor to any idol over God.
God testified him in 1 Kings 15:5 saying *Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.”*
In contrast to Solomon, who went after idols, 1 Kings 11:4 says
*For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.”*
Second, his resume before God was so exceptional that he became a standard by which other kings were measured. 1 Kings 15:3 *And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.*
Third, David touched God's heart through praises and giving. For a man to put God before his financials is one of the highest regards to God.
At the scene of Araunah threshing floor, David displayed total trust in God over money, 2 Sam 24:24.
People do not play with money. One of the ways people speak against God and His people or why they run away from church projects, etc, is found in money.
Fourth, at the scene of the ark when it was being taken back to Jerusalem, he touched God with dances not common of a royalty, 2 Sam 6:14-16.
He did not mind what would cost him to thank God when he said in Psalm 116:12 *What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?*
What will you be remembered for?
David was an ardent repentant soul, Psalm 51.
*Call to Word action.*
David was not only remembered, God also reminded future generations of David.
Ps 89:29 *His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
God could not describe David in another way more than *"....a man after my heart..."*
To express a person as touching one's heart is one of the highest regards of respect, honor, and kindness that can be given to any mortal how much more God.
Lord, help me to touch Your heart every moment of my life.
Let me be remembered as one who touched Your heart both here and eternally, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.