TO BE A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART
I continue today with some further thoughts from King David’s Psalms. Not only does his writings bless and encourage me, but David as a person impresses and challenges and encourages me, yes he made mistakes, and so have we, sadly, we don’t always learn from our mistakes and walk away, like David did, but repeat the sin over and over again. 1 Kings 15:5 NKJV reminds us David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
It would seem that he so learnt from his mistake, that it put such a hunger in his heart to love and serve God with all his heart. We have previously noted that David mentions his heart over and over again, and cries out to the Lord to help him keep his heart clean and pure. What a testimony he had to be known as the man after God’s own heart.
I was so blest as I read Psalm 25 David again expresses his heart’s desire to the Lord. In verse 4-5 NKJV he says Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all the day.
There is so many truths in these 2 verses, that tell us why David truly became a man of God
He cries out SHOW ME YOUR WAYS, David wants his spiritual eyes opened to see and walk in God’s ways, he wants the Holy Spirit TO TEACH HIM AND LEAD HIM IN TRUTH, DAVID HUNGERED FOR REVELATION and David is so disciplined he will WAIT ON GOD ALL THE DAY. What a hunger David had, this surely must become the prayer of our heart DAILY.
In verse 9 he confesses that he needs to walk in HUMILITY, for he has discovered that when you walk humbly on the Lord’s path you receive and experience God’s mercy and truth.
David concludes the Psalm with a prayer verse 22 NKJV Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for you.
We aussies have a term that is unique to us, to have integrity is to be FAIR DINKUM. Genuine, sincere, no mixture,
LORD HELP ME TO BE FAIR DINKUM 24/7 EVERY DAY AMEN