Now, David was a man after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22) He valued the presence of the Lord. He was someone who talked to the Lord a lot. He cultivated the presence of God. He sang in the wilderness in front of the sheep, where nobody cared he existed! In 1 Samuel 16:1–13, when the prophet Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king, Jesse forgot all about David.
David was in the field, singing psalms of praise and worship. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)…Your lovingkindness is better than life…” (Psalm 63:3) He played his harp with no one listening but God. That is not doctrine or religion. That is a relationship!
When David met Goliath, even though he was just a youth, he was not afraid because he was not conscious of the giant, but of God:
1 Samuel 17:45–46
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts…This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
Years later, after David became king, when he committed adultery with Bathsheba, he sinned against her, her husband Uriah, and his people.
But when God sent the prophet Nathan to confront him, David fell on his knees and said, “Against You, You only, have I sinned…” (Psalm 51:4) He was conscious that the person who got hurt most was the Lord!
“Do not cast me away from Your presence” (Psalm 51:11) was the plea he made.
He believed that the Lord’s presence had blessed him.
-Your Every Blessing Is Found In The Person Of Jesus