David trusted in the Lord's sovereignty, or His supreme power and authority.
Reading Psalm 31:1 he declares "Save me, for You do what is RIGHT!" and in verse 5 "I entrust my Spirit into your hand." Jesus said something similar as He hung on the cross in Luke 23:46, and Stephen in Acts 7:59. These men entrusted the very essence of who they were to the Lord, because they trusted in His supreme being. It wasn't only in hours of desperation or at the drawing of their last breath, either.
In Samuel 24:12-15 we can witness a dramatic moment between Saul and David. Saul had been seeking to kill David and when given the perfect opportunity to do the same, David spared Saul’s life. He said it was for the Lord to judge which of them was right, and spared Saul. AND David promised he wouldn't harm his family! David left it all up to God to move as He saw fit. Sound familiar?
Jesus says in John 5:30... I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. Both David and Jesus trusted in the Lord to have the final authority and righteous response to ALL situations. They trusted in His sovereignty.
Do we do the same? Do we look to God in all things, trusting in His supreme authority in our lives to compel us to do HIS will rather than our own? Or might we make exceptions from time to time, with a list of justifications for why it is right, and say to ourselves God's grace and mercy will cover it (even when we may sense it is contrary to God's will)?
I pray we sincerely seek God in this area of our lives, growing in our trust of the Lord's sovereignty rather than our own. Have a lovely Wednesday!