SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Scripture: 2 Samuel 22:23-25
In verses 23-25 David declares, “For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in His eyes.” David was making quite a statement here – he kept himself from iniquity. He did that with the way of the Lord. All God’s judgments were before him, and all His statutes. David did not depart from them. He was blameless before God. He had kept himself from iniquity, therefore the Lord had recompensed him according to his righteousness and his cleanness in God’s eyes. But what about David’s sin? That was covered by the covenant of Sure Mercy. Sure Mercy accepts repentance and restores us as if we never fell from grace. David was talking as one who had walked in Sure Mercy, and one who believed the promises of Sure Mercy. He was a sinner who, by repentance through covenant, appeared before God just as if he never sinned. David is a witness to us. Our mistakes do not have to hold us back. We have the same covenant!