Pray to Je­ho­vah

Panay News - - OPINION -

DAVID may have writ­ten that re­gard­ing the time when Ab­sa­lom tried to usurp the throne while David was ill and un­able to han­dle the sit­u­a­tion. De­spite hav­ing re­ceived God’s for­give­ness, David did not for­get his own sin with Bath-sheba and its con­se­quences. (2 Sam. 12:7-14) Still, the king was sure that God would sus­tain him on his sickbed. David did not pray for God to heal him mirac­u­lously.

The con­text sug­gests that David asked Je­ho­vah to help him in the same way that He would help an in­di­vid­ual who showed con­sid­er­a­tion to a lowly one. That in­cluded be­ing sus­tained “on his sickbed.” (Ps. 41:3) Be­cause David’s sin had been for­given, he could ask that God would com­fort and sup­port him and that the phys­i­cal re­sources of his body might en­able him to re­cover. (Ps. 103:3) We can do like­wise. w15 12/15 4:8, 9

O Je­ho­vah, show me fa­vor. Heal me, for I have sinned against you.

— Ps. 41:4

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