“For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall” (22:30, Psalm 18). King David was clear that his greatness was due to God’s help, and his most important legacy was his faith. He made spectacular, costly mistakes, yet he kept returning to the One who was his rock, fortress, and deliverer (v2). His psalms teach us that God is “a shield for all those who take refuge in him” (v31).
In the end, David’s story is not about David, but about God, who loves us in spite of our sins and “bends the heavens” in order to save us (22:10-20).