My, My, My

If you are a Christian, you’ve probably heard that God wants to have a personal relationship with you through His Son, the LORD Jesus Christ. Even though Jesus didn’t come to earth for many centuries after king David slept with his fathers, he had a very good understanding of this concept.

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In the 50 verses of Psalm 18 it’s evident that David had a “personal relationship” with God by all the times he used the words my, me, mine and I. He held himself “personally” accountable to uphold his responsibilities in the relationship.

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King David understood Father God always had a watchful eye on him even if no one else was looking, except in the case of Bathsheba and Uriah.

1 King 15:5  Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

David’s sins of adultry and murdering an honorable innocent man teaches us another important concept, God’s unfathomable forgivesness to those that whole heartedly repent.

You can’t undo adultry and you surely can’t undo a murder. But you can make up your mind that from some point in you life, the sooner the better, that you will live it to please God at all cost.

A little more of David’s “personal relationship” with our Dear Heavenly Father,

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Jesus and the apostles told us that “he who endures till the end” would be saved. Our heavenly Father had told that to the prophet Ezekiel too. How you finish this race is more important than how you started it. It’s even more important than how many times you “stumble or fall” along the way,

Ezekiel 18:21-26  But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God : and not that he should return from his ways, and live? 24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. 25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? 26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.

Be diligent to keep “pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 AMP Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.

25 Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.

26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

27 But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].

Even the Apostle Paul saw the need to live a disciplined life “in Christ” or end up being a “castaway” as the KJV puts it.

Get Ready, Be Ready, Stay Ready. No one knows the day or the hour their race will end.

End Well!!!

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