“The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all his rules were before me,
and his statutes I did not put away from me.” Psalms 18:20 — 22
My take: God, in His omniscience, deals with us from a position of grace and justice. He rewarded and punished David. Here we see God doesn’t force us to stay with Him, that’s our choice and a wicked one should we bail. David implores that he was intentional in keeping God’s rules and statutes before him. His success was no accident or luck.
My prayer: Help me to radiant confidence, obedience and boldness as David exhibited for you to reward him and call, ‘a man after my heart’.