Thought- We can learn a lot from King David’s life; Mostly that he always sought-after God all the days of his life, irrespective of his external circumstances, be they seemingly good or bad.
Scripture– “One thing I ask from the Lord,this only do I
seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”- Psalm 27:4
Insight: King David was certainly a person who lived a life of extreme highs and lows but one thing that was consistently evident throughout his life was how much he sought after God. Whether in seasons of preparation as a Shepperd boy, or on the run as the object of King Saul’s wrath, or as a victorious warrior over the Giant Goliath or as a powerful King of Israel or as a repentant sinner, adulterer and murderer, David always poured out his heart to the Lord. Both in good times and bad, in peace or in peril, David always put God first. He sought after him, craving a deep relationship with him that superseded every other relationship or priority in his life. That is why in Acts 13:22, God called him “a man after his own heart.”
Despite all his sins and character flaws, God knew David’s heart was for him. The same can be true for you and I. We can’t let our sins discourage us or keep us from chasing after God. He has forgiven our sins if we are in Christ Jesus and He wants us to pursue him above all else. Like David, we can find our purpose in life by putting God first always. Try it and see, even if it is just 5 minutes a day at first. God will know your heart, and He will make himself known to those who seek him.
Prayer: God, help us to remove the distractions in our life that keep us from seeking you first and putting you above all else. What we all need is more time spent in your presence. We pray for this in Jesus mighty name. Amen.