Monday, March 22nd, 2010
"Taste and see that Jehovah is good." (Psalm 34:8)
When King David of ancient Israel was a shepherd boy, Jehovah saved him from the attacks of wild animals. God supported him in his fight with Goliath and rescued him from many other calamities. (1 Samuel 17:32-51; Psalm 18, superscription) David was moved to write: “Many things you yourself have done, O Jehovah my God, even your wonderful works and your thoughts toward us; there is none to be compared to you.” (Psalm 40:5) David came to love Jehovah deeply and wanted to praise Him with his whole heart and mind. (Psalm 40:8-10) As the years passed, David never regretted spending his life worshipping the true God. Living with godly devotion was his greatest treasure—a source of happiness without equal. In old age, David said: “You are my hope, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, my confidence from my youth.” (Psalm 71:5) David’s trust in Jehovah and friendship with Him became stronger, even though his physical strength had waned.
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/08, 4:18, 19)