David was a great and Godly King; as king, he had it all. David had wealth, power, fame, unity, and loyalty from his nation. Still, David knew that dwelling with God as his master, and allowing God to lead Israel was what were the most important duties for the king.
David knew God was his leader, He had no illusions that he had risen to power and prominence on his own. So, David was grateful for God’s leadership and simply wanted it more than anything else. Interestingly, when Solomon became king after David’s death, Solomon wanted God’s leadership and wisdom more than anything else as well. That allowed Solomon to be the wisest king and wealthiest king in the history of Israel.
Like these two great kings, we need to seek God’s leadership and favor over any other treasure. We need God more than wealth, power, fame or adoration from others. What’s more, Jesus told the people in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” The things that Jesus alluded to were food, shelter, clothing and security. Those were the things any king or person wants most in life.
We need to embrace God’s leadership in our daily lives and as we do allow him to bless and keep us as He did David.
God Bless You
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.