Sunday, April 27, 2008
Why did such a major change take place in David's life and attitude?
First, because David hurt enough to admit his need. When you are hurting, you need to declare it to someone, and especially to the Lord. David hurt enough to admit his need.
Second, he was honest enough to ask for help. We have lived under such a veneer for so long in our generation that we hardly know how to ask for help. But God honors such vulnerability. He did then, and He does now.
And third, he was humble enough to learn from God. How tragic it is that we can live in one cave after another and not learn what God wants to teach us. Not David! I love the man's utter humility. If it is to be a cave, then let's not fight it. We'll turn it into a training ground for the future!
Psalm 142, 57, 34