All of us are looking for heroes. Today is Memorial Day and today we honor those who gave their lives for our country. They are rightly called heroes.
David is the hero that everyone in Israel is looking for.
In today’s reading Saul’s star continues to plummet whereas David’s rises higher and higher. In the psalms, David pours his heart out to God and uses prayer to process his anger at all the injustice done against him. He truly desires to honor God.
It all culminates with Psalm 18 where we see the true hero – God himself. God is David’s rock and refuge, his fortress and deliverer, his shield and stronghold. Through the long years of running from Saul, David’s suffering has driven him into God’s presence again and again. And God has never failed him.