How do you want to be remembered?
What would you want written in your obituary?
King David had these words written forever in the word of God for us to remember him by, his obituary so to speak:
“David, son of Jesse, was king over all Israel. He ruled over Israel forty years – seven in Judah and thirty-three in Israel. He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son, Solomon, succeeded him as king.” 1 Chronicles 29:26-28.
Not to mention that he was a skilled harpist and song writer as well! Of 150 Psalms, David wrote 75 of them!
David glorifies God for all that he has as he humbly realizes that he can take no personal credit for his blessings.
1 Chronicles 29 finds us wrapping up David’s life and Solomon being established as king. Despite David having some character lapse, he was a man who knew where to find forgiveness and restoration.
What a merciful God, who did not let the final chapter of David’s life dwell on the Bathsheba incident. He is a forgiving God and as we cry out to Him in humility and repentance, He restores us and leads us to higher ground.
David ends well, and we can too.
Will we stay stuck and live a life of shame over our sins, or confess and move on to higher ground?
There is a redeemer! Because of Him, we can end well!
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12