God My Righteousness
The Lordrewarded me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. - 2 Samuel 22:21-22
David continued to give God praise because the Lord had done so much for him. We do not see David murmuring or complaining towards the end of his life, he was content. All he wanted to do, in personal adoration, was worship, praise and love God. He had his eyes on the
Lord––his shield and his strength. David’s heart was very thankful to God because he understood how He had mightily used his life.
Understand this, David was made righteous by his faith in God. Despite his failures he kept the ways of the Lord. God had blessed His servant David; he never departed from Him. Now with praise on his lips, David would finish his race well and he looked forward to being in God’s presence. Psalm 23 is a reflection of David’s life and his journey’s end:
…He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwellin the house of the Lord forever - (Psalm 23:3, 6).
God was David’s righteousness, from the time he was a boy into his old age, the Lord led him on the right path. What path have you chosen to walk on in life? Has Christ become your righteousness? Do you keep the Lord’s commands? Will you determine in your heart to finish well?
Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness… Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
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