David was humble. He acknowledged his humble beginnings (16). Humility is knowing and accepting myself; my sullied past, my imperfect character, my infected soul (heart and mind), and my Lord’s mercy and grace in dealing with and purifying me.
David’s humble character was in spite of the fact that he knew that the Lord treated him and loved him in an exalted way (17).
When I ponder myself and my relationship with God I wonder do I truly accept the promises he made to me through Christ? I am jealous of David because of the words he spoke to David here. I am jealous because I want them for myself. And yet through Jesus, I already do have them. So do I believe? Then why am I jealous?
The promises that God makes are not connected to my sullied past, imperfect character, nor my infected soul for Christ has and will deal with me in mercy and grace all the days of my life. When God says through the Spirit, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Rom. 8:14) and “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Rom. 8:17), then I am the same as David. I am under the covenant of Christ.
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