For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon you. Psalm 86:5 NKJV
King David is praying. This was after he committed adultery and murder. David did not just commit adultery. He was a womanizer. David did not just commit murder. He was a man of war since his youth. David’s sins were too many to count.
God loved David. That is one of the reasons He called David, “A man after my own heart.” God knew him better than David knew himself. God knew David would seek Him all the days of his life.
Through all of his struggles David continued to seek the Lord. He trusted God in spite of his circumstances. He believed in the goodness of God even though he suffered trials and hardship. He trusted in the mercy of God even when the Lord judged Him!
God is Holy. He calls us to be Holy. He also knows the temptations we face. He knows our struggles. God knows what is in our hearts.
These are not just words to David. The bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. These words are what was in David’s heart.
David received the mercy and forgiveness of God because he called out to God for mercy and forgiveness. His fear and reverence for God was greater than his desire for the temporary pleasures of sin. David trusted in God’s goodness because he knew the Lord.
God is not giving us a license to sin. David passed on his womanizing ways to Solomon. That was Solomon’s downfall. God is telling us through Him we have victory over sin!
Jesus wants you to call on Him today!
Call on God regardless of your circumstances. Call out to him regardless of your sinful habits or lifestyle.
God is a rewarded of people who diligently seek Him. Seek Jesus while you can still find Him. Seek Jesus today!
Trust Jesus. He is good. He is abundant in mercy and grace. Jesus is ready to forgive everyone who calls on Him!
Jesus takes great delight in people who call upon Him. You can bless Jesus today. Bless the Lord of heaven and earth by calling out to Him!
David praised the Lord with all His of heart, will you? David knew the Lord is a God of compassion, and grace, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth, do you? If you are not sure praise the Lord and discover the goodness of God for yourself!
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