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04
March
2011

King David - God's commands

God's commands

King David followed all God's commands, his law.
5 For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not failed to keep any of the LORD's commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
1 Kings 15:5

8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
Psalm 40:8

So much so, that he said in his prayer, Psalm 26:2,
1 Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered. 
2 Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind
3 for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

So he followed the commands God gave earlier for those who were to become kings of Israel as written in Deuteronomy 17:14-20

14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” 15 be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite. 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.” 17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.

So how was King David like during his rule? Psalm 101, written by David, gives a clear indication.

1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.
2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life — when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.
3 I will not look with approval on anything that is vile.

I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
4 The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

5 Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.

6 My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me;
the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.

7 No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.

8 Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.

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Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David