121. When one rules over men in righteousness…he is like the light of morning at sunrise (2 Samuel 23:4).
The chapter begins by introducing these words as David’s final statements. These are the summary ideas of his life. In this statements, David has clearly learned that doing what is right is the key to great leadership. God blesses when we act in righteousness. He has established the world in a sowing-reaping pattern that brings good consequences to good choices. David has learned that his private indiscretions can compromise his public leadership. He has learned that when he and God are in close communication, his battlefield successes grow and his kingdom expands. God rewards the righteous and gives him a place of leadership greater than he can earn in his own wisdom.