Life-lessons from King David

So much can be learned about walking with God by reflecting on the Psalms of David. In Psalm 34 we learn about three “C’s”. These are: confidence; convictions and comfort.

Let’s let the sweet psalmist of Israel lead our devotional thoughts today:

First, confidence in life is drawn from being in God’s presence – vs. 1-7…

1 I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.

2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

3 Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.

6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.

Second, convictions for life grow out of experiencing God’s goodness – vs. 8-14…

8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,

13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.

14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

Third, comfort amidst life’s troubles is known by God’s servants – vs. 15-22…

15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their cry;

16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;

20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

22 The LORD redeems his servants;
no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

— — — — —

May each of us…

…know the confidence, which comes from being in God’s presence;
…possess settled convictions, which grow out of experiencing God’s goodness; and
…be comforted amidst life’s troubles, through the knowledge that we are serving God’s purposes.

Blessings to all,
-bill

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a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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3 Responses to Life-lessons from King David

  1. preacherman says:

    Bill,
    Great post.
    I love the life of David.
    You see the mistakes that he made, yet a heart that sought to correct and seek the will of the Almighty. I pray that my heart my be like His. May I be a man after God’s own heart. God bless you brother and hope that you have a great weekend. God bless your ministry as you serve Him!

  2. laymond says:

    The life of David shows we are all fallible human beings. But God already knows that.

  3. preacherman says:

    Bill,
    If you have nothing to blog about, consider yourself tagged. How it works is you tell 8 interesting things about yourself that none of your bloggers know. Then you tag 8 other fellow bloggers that you would like to know more about. If you are interested, then consider yourself tagged. If not, then I don’t care. I just thought it would be interesting to know more about you. See what been going on. I love your blog. Keep it up! You blog always inspires me and encourages my faith and relationship with God.

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