And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him. And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel’s sake. 2 Samuel 5:10, 12 KJV
There are so many aspects to king David’s life from which we can learn a host of lessons. One thing that stands out most remarkably to me regarding king David, was the fact that although he was king over all of Israel, he knew, acknowledged, worshipped, prayed to, repented to, and sought the One, True King.
David had humble beginnings, a shepherd boy who allowed God to reign supreme in his life, and knew what it meant to worship the King.
Thankfully, the story didn’t end there for him. David was the boy who would be king, and even as king over all of Israel, he continued to worship the True King. David continued to acknowledge God in most of his ways. And, he knew the value of repentance and having God cleanse his heart.
Sometimes, we want to sit in high places, be acknowledged, and receive all the glory for ourselves – knowingly and unknowingly. Sometimes, the pomp and circumstance goes to our heads and we forget that it’s not about us, never has been, rather, it’s about Jesus.
When we acknowledge God in every aspect of our lives, as David did, God will not only be with us, He will also establish us, He will live in our hearts. This is our comings and our goings, our conversations, our work performance, our relationships, etc…
I don’t feel that my words can really do justice to the point I’m trying to convey here. I really am just in awe. David made it to the top. I mean, he was king of Israel, yet he humbled himself continually before God. He knew what it was to worship, even to the point of worshipping out of his outer garments, without regard to who was watching and who was around. When all the glory was to God. I want to worship like that. I want to never reach a place where I feel “too good” or “too exalted” that I can’t humble myself before God. Whether on the mountain peak, or in the depth of the valley, God is to be exalted. No matter our position or title, let us never forget who the glory belongs to, who it’s all for, Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. He reigns and His throne will never see an end.
*Original Image by A.B 🤍🌸