Most Beleivers know quite well the strengths and weakenesses of King David. His failings and rapid admission of sin and guilt are what made David a special man after God's heart; as the Bible says. There was the grevious sin with Bathsheba and the death of her husband, all arrainged by King David. There was the census of Israel which was forbidden of God. 70,000 men in Israel died as a result of the judgment that ensued.
Quick admission of guilt and sin was the strength of David. In the middle of all of this turmoil he still wrote beautiful worship and praise psalms that are the foundatiion of the hymns of the faith we sing on Sunday mornings and throughout the week at work or home and the Spirit inspires or spirit. Quite a legacy for a man who had the shortcomings of King David.
I cannot fathom the depths and compassion's of our God. It is beyond my comprehension. 1 Chronicles 18:13 says, " Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went...." This is repeated again in several places of Scripture. The Messiah was called the Son of David. He will sit on the Throne of David when He returns to rule the earth. How amazing!
The secret is immediate repentance and sorrow for sin. The secret is the desire to please God in all aspect of our life; at work, school or at home. In today's wicked society where we are bombarded every minute by the spirit of the world, we have a shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit to strengthen and protect us.
The man David is a good example for us to emulate in these troublesome times.