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We can learn much from King David’s life and testimony. He encourages us through his many psalms. One thing about David is he continued to have hope no matter what transpired in his life, good or bad. He put his hope and trust in God. He lived before Jesus came, yet he knew God’s power. He knew he could trust God totally and did. I dare say, even with a limited understanding of what the Messiah would fulfill, he walked in God’s righteousness and forgiveness. Granted, it wasn’t in the fullness of the New Covenant, but I believe he had a better understanding of it than others during his time.
Even when he faced difficulties, he would always come back to praise and thank the Lord. He wasn’t perfect, but he always came back to the center truth of God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. In Psalm 71:5-6 NIV he states: (5)”For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you.” David always had hope—hope in his God and in his faithfulness. His trust was deep.
Read his words here in Psalm 71:5-6,14-17, NIV, and let them be your testimony, your hope.
(14) “As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.
(15) My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long –
though I know not how to relate them all.
(16) I will come and proclaim your might acts, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
(17) Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.”
Be encouraged through his words, and let your hope grow deeper in God’s goodness and love.