The Old Testament story of David has long been a great source of inspiration to me. The depth of David’s relationship with the Lord is amazing. Even when David fell into horrific sin, he still knew what was right and God lovingly drew David back to Himself.
I recently was reading Psalm 86, where David once again waxes eloquently about the Lord.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you… you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:5, 15)
This has to be one of the most apt descriptions of God I’ve encountered. Good. Forgiving. Merciful. Gracious. Slow to anger. Twice he says “abounding in steadfast love.”
That’s the God that you and I worship and serve. The One who rescued and redeemed us. The One who over and over extends mercy and love to us.
Give Him thanks today! Worship the Lord!