This Paradox

28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure. Psalm 89:28-29

This verse was fulfilled in both David and Jesus. God blessed David despite some of his behavior. He was never excused from it, and his family paid dearly, but he was truly a man after God’s heart. He praised God big, and sinned big. He killed, seduced, lied, and connived to get what he wanted. He led parades, wrote songs and poems, and ruled justly. He had many regrets and sorrows. He also had many reasons and times to praise God.

It can be troubling when we think of a sinful man like David. The very lineage of Jesus Christ was through King David. How can it be, this paradox inside a man? Sinner versus saint.

David isn’t unique in that sense. I ask the same thing of me as well. You should ask it of yourself:

How can and why does God use sinful people to accomplish His goals and wishes?


One response to “This Paradox”

  1. If He didn’t, there wouldn’t be anyone here to do His work. While He could do it all Himself, in His infinite wisdom, He wants us to participate with Him, working for the salvation of others. What marvelous Grace!

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