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By Wayne Clapp – Associate Pastor

There may be more written about David’s sins and short-comings than any one else in the Bible. Yet, David is the only person in the Bible whom God describes as a “man after His own heart.”

“…the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him [David] to be captain over his people…” 1 Samuel 13:14 KJV (see also Acts 13:21-23)

It is not mistakes or stumbling that separates one from God. On the contrary, getting back up and walking again seems to endear one to His heart.

It’s a quality of a righteous man that when he stumbles, he gets back up.

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again….” Proverbs 24:16 KJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 KJV

We just develop the mind-set that even if we fall, we are going to get back up. Nothing is going to stop us.

Our confession should be like Micah’s.

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8 KJV

David never let his mistakes become permanent set-backs. Psalms record so much of his heart and concern for the things of God.

We see him going to God at the height of elation and in the depths of despair. Yet, we see his love for God shine through all the opportunities he faced. What an example.

Start Your Day Right

“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Psalm 143:8 KJV

David started his day yearning to hear from God. He enjoyed a wonderful fellowship with the Lord God Almighty and meditated on His Word.

There in his morning watch, he enjoyed God’s unfailing lovingkindness and reaffirmed his trust in God.

He understood that a key to knowing God’s will was enjoying time with God reflecting on the greatness of what God had done and was doing in his life.

God will gladly lead us in every area of our lives. As we dedicate our lives to Him, He will lead us in the way we should go.

God promised His servants in the Old Testament that he would be their guide continually, even unto death.

“And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Isaiah 58:11 KJV

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“For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14 KJV

As born-again sons of God surely, He would do no less for us.

Let’s enjoy the life He set before us, never letting mistakes stop us from walking and enjoying our fellowship with Him.