The Psalms which were written by David open our eyes to the view of David’s knowledge of God. David loved God and he knew the value of God’s power and mercy; and he also knew the value of his communion with God. David loved to praise God. He was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22).
David was perfect in all his ways, except with Uriah the Hittite. Yes, David made some terrible mistakes (he had a man murdered in battle and committed adultery, and he paid dearly in his physical life for it). But he was covered by the Blood Atonement of Christ. He was a man who was controlled by the Spirit. He desired to build a House on earth to be God’s dwelling place.
God has opened my eyes to the real David of the Bible. I see more and more that he was a chosen servant of God; God loved him and elevated him to even type out His Spiritual Kingship over the Kingdom of God.
All of this originated with God. When Samuel went to anoint the next king over Israel, by God’s direction, he went to the house of Jesse. (Read 1 Samuel 16:1-13.) Samuel tried to anoint different sons of Jesse, but God said, no, “…for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart” (verse 7). Then Jesse fetched David, his youngest son, from herding the sheep. When David came in, “…the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he” (verse 12). This was God’s Sovereign Choice.
“Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward…” (verse 13). However, it was several years and many trials and troubles before David ruled all of Israel.
This is our lot, praise God! We have been chosen; not by men, not even by our own self; but by God. It is His Sovereign Choice. He has anointed us and filled us with His Spirit. He is now bringing us to His Glory, through all our trials and troubles.
David did not make his own heart pure before God; David did not determine to be king; God did. And so it is with us whom God has chosen. David was not without sin (no man is), but David had a new man inside of him. David loved God and wanted to please Him daily. And so it is with us who have been born of His Spirit.
So God is Sovereign in choosing His special people (His Elect). Not that we are special in ourselves, but special in His Plan and Purpose; as chosen by His own good pleasure to be chosen in Christ Jesus to be holy and without blame; being made accepted in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-11).
As David grew closer and closer to God, God became clearer to him than ever before.
What about you? Are you growing closer to God? Is God becoming clearer to you than ever before? Can you say, “…O God, thou art my God…”?