What do you envision when you think of a warrior? Someone engaged in conflict or struggle? A soldier, discipline, a fighter, training, bravery? King David was one of history’s great warriors. He possessed all of those warrior attributes, and yet he was also a shepherd, poet, musician and songwriter. He was tender-hearted and humble. He was faithful and loyal to God, yet guilty of serious breaches of the confidence God had placed in him. He ascended up to the heights but also descended down to the depths. He gained Divine approval in many things and also received severe Divine condemnation. He was wholly devoted to God but also indulged in the sins of the flesh. David’s story is the story of every man, illustrating what God can do with our weaknesses and failures.
June 9, 2020