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David knew that God and God alone would vindicate him in his battles of life. Anointed by Samuel during the reign of Saul, David became a wanted fugitive of the King.  He lived for years in the heat of battle and survival.  It became so difficult that for a time he lived among the Philistines–his sworn enemy.

In the midst of that turmoil, danger and feeling of betrayal–David turned to the one source for vindication and restoration–God.  In the right time that vindication came. He was elevated to King and made Israel a leading nation in the world.  God never promised it would be easy for David–and certainly it was not! David did enjoy the unity of his people; peace in the end of his reign and the distinction of being a man after God’s own heart.

In our lives, we have to live beyond our circumstances, and allow God to vindicate us as he did King David. It is certainly not easy, but it is absolutely the best way to live life.  We must not become entangled in the world’s dramas. We surround ourselves with Godly friends. We serve God in all aspects of our lives, and keep ourselves above reproach.  We hide his word in our hearts and spend time each day in prayer and seeking him in our lives. 

Beyond that, we have to trust the God who vindicated David–to also vindicate us and make our lives a legacy!

God Bless You

Vindicate me, Lord,
    for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord
    and have not faltered.
Test me, Lord, and try me,
    examine my heart and my mind;
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love
    and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.

I do not sit with the deceitful,
    nor do I associate with hypocrites.
I abhor the assembly of evildoers
    and refuse to sit with the wicked.
I wash my hands in innocence,
    and go about your altar, Lord,
proclaiming aloud your praise
    and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house where you live,
    the place where your glory dwells.