In this psalm, God is promising to bless David and make him a mighty king and an influential person in the history of Israel.
I find it so encouraging to know that God’s love for David was steadfast and unchanging in spite of all the mistakes David made. He had an affair with a married woman while her husband was away fighting in the army of Israel. Then, when David learned that Bathsheba was pregnant, he arranged to have her husband come home so the child would appear to be his. When Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, refused to sleep with his wife while his subordinates were still in battle, David had him assigned to the front lines where he was certain to be killed. David was guilty of adultery and murder.
In omniscient knowledge, God would have known that David was going to fail miserably. Yet God promised to never withdraw God’s love from him.
I think the story of David is included in scripture so that we will know that we, too, can be certain of God’s unfailing love regardless of how much we mess up!
Help us believe that your love for us is everlasting. Amen. — KG