Notes from the Journey with David – 119

119. The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness (2 Samuel 22:21).

I didn’t expect this statement. I expected David to claim that the Lord had dealt with him according to God’s righteousness–not David’s. But in this celebration, David recognizes that his own behavior affects the outcome God gives him. When he does what is right, God rewards him, just as when he acted sinfully, God brought setbacks. Now, that may not seem surprising to us, but whether or not we live each day with that expectation is unclear. David is revelling in a victory he believes God gave because he had been doing what is right. And, the result is that David is fully affirmed in his choices for righteousness. What a great lesson to learn!

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