David Behind God

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 58 verse 1 through chapter 59 verse 14.
Psalms 58:2-59:14

Synopsis     Psalms 58:2-59:14     10/27/2021 

King David mocked false gods. He recognized that wickedness begins before birth. And evildoers engage in any practice that is against true good. 

For this reason, he cried out that God might destroy evil from the earth.  

Because he often felt threatened by evil, he cried out to God for rescue. And he asked God to punish the nations that pursue the evil of false gods. In this way, he asked God to always go before him, just as God had gone before the Israelites in the wilderness in the time of Moses.  

David Behind God 

David wanted to be led by God. This is key to every aspect of his success. 

Being Behind God 

I suspect the best way to make this idea more obvious is by its opposite. So, instead of wanting to be behind God, I usually want to take the lead. 

Of course, this is another way of saying I don’t want to be led. Instead, I want to lead. 

But my attempts to lead God have historically looked a lot like my amateur attempts to surf large waves. It just doesn’t work very well. And occasionally it has been really painful. 

“Thus says the LORD: Stand by the earliest roads, ask the pathways of old, “Which is the way to good?” and walk it; thus you will find rest for yourselves.But they said, “We will not walk it.” Jer 6:16 

October 28, 2021

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