He… raised up David to be king, whom he attested in these words, “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who will perform my entire will.”
To keep his promise, God has raised up for Israel one of David’s descendants, Jesus, as Saviour.Acts 13:22-23
Today we reflect on God’s testimony about David, “a man after my own heart, who will do my entire will”.
This word “entire” is what catches my attention.
God was assured that David would not only do His will, but he would do His will completely, unreservedly.
When we ponder the life of David, at some point, it would spring to mind that he committed grevious sin against God (with Bathsheba).
How then does God say that David would do His entire will?
If David sinned against God privately because of the weakness of his flesh, he was quick to repent publicly because of the love of his heart towards God.
Because of David’s public repentance, we now have the most incredible penitential Psalm 51.
Now we all as Christians, can rely on God’s omnipotent mercy to be available to us as we cry out to God for mercy, from the depths of our hearts.
Yes, God said that David would do His entire will, because God knew that first and foremost, above all, David was a man after His own heart.
God was not attesting to David’s self holiness, he knew that he was going to make mistakes.
But God knew that David would refuse to stay in sin or live a life that separated him from the love of God.
So God was pleased to make a covenant – not just any covenant, but an eternal covenant with Him.
He established this covenant with His own Son, Jesus Christ, the true descendant of David who did His entire will – without sin!
Oh, how magnificent is the omnipotence of God!
Let us ask ourselves today, do we do God’s entire will?
Most merciful Father, I come before You today through the covenant of Jesus Christ Your Son to do Your entire will.
I have no power of my own.
I am weak and cannot rise above my self.
But Your Son Jesus has looked upon me, and loved me, and united me to Himself.
He, Himself, prepares me to do Your Will – completely, unreservedly.
So Father, please be pleased to receive me and remember Your covenant of Love towards me.
May I forever be pleasing to You – now and forever.
Always & Forever,
To the Lamb,
With all my ❤
07 May 2020