"The God of All Grace"

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I have lately been meditating on the rich and perfect display of the grace that the Lord makes in David. Indeed it is grace that the Lord exhibits in David, as it is glory that He exhibits in Solomon. But it is grace in all its actings, that shines in this wondrous and varied history. The sinner and the saint get all godly consolation and encouragement from it, and find (a) fullness in the treasures of grace for (their) need whatever complexion or character that need takes. Election of grace. shines in David, for he was chosen when he was the despised one. (1 Sam. 16) The preserving power of grace shines in David, for he is kept, and kept holy and harmless too, when persecuted and tempted of the enemy. (1 Sam. 18:3030Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by. (1 Samuel 18:30).)
The victory of grace shines in David for the hand of the Lord leads him through all resistance and enmity up to the place of honor and safety. (2 Sam. 1-10) And lastly, the brightest too of all displays, the restoring power and love of grace shines in David, for when after all the divine goodness he sinned, against the Lord and caused His Name to be blasphemed, grace restores the soul, and leads it again in paths of righteousness for His Name's sake. (2 Sam. 11:2323And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate. (2 Samuel 11:23).) Thus grace makes a blessed show of itself in this wondrous and varied history, that whether we be sinners still at a distance, or saints who have been overtaken and lost our due place and honor in joy and blessing, we may still know what God is to our holy encouragement and comfort. The (saint) wants the same treasures of grace after he has believed as he did before. Nothing but fullness of it will do for him. But Jesus still has it to the end. He not only elects, preserves and blesses, through His grace, but He restores also, and this is to His highest praise.... David
the blotted, tainted David has a song. (2 Sam. 23) He tasted 'tis true the dreadful bitterness of trespassing against the God of all goodness, but grace had its way in his soul, and gives David a song again.