Sunday, April 14, 2019 | Pastor Kevin
David has confidence in his God-given integrity and his "uprightness." He, however, understands that those qualities will not defeat his enemies. He relies fully on God but has confidence that God will work because He is present and at work in David. In Christ, my morality and integrity come from my relationship with God. We struggle to say that we are naturally moral, but when Jesus lives in us, we, at least, have the choice to live in a manner that honors and pleases God. David, however, eventually stepped across the boundaries God created for morality and integrity. He had an affair with a married woman, had her husband killed, and kept it all a secret until Nathan confronted him. We can be moral one minute and completely immoral the next. This is why we desperately need to walk in the Spirit every moment of every day. Our enemy is always looking for that weak spot, that moment when I am not fully engaged with the Spirit and fall to my flesh. Our confidence cannot be in what we do, but in who we are in Christ. He is our strength, our hope, our chance to make an impact upon the world around us. Are you confident in what God is doing in your life? Are you even cognizant of the incredible work God is doing in your life? David understood it and rested in His ability to do what the king could not. We must learn from his example and rest in our God's ability to do the unbelievable in and through us.
Help me, Lord, to be filled with Your Spirit every moment of every day. Help me to rest in Your ability to work in and through me and not try to do what I cannot in the flesh.