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Give joy to the soul of your servant,
for I have lifted up my soul to you, Lord.
For you are sweet and mild, Lord,
and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon you.
Psalm 85 (LXX)
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I've been reconsidering my attitude toward David. After the encounter with Nathan, David experiences all the terrible things the prophet predicted. He doesn't get off so easily. And yet we remember him as the Beloved of God, the one from whose line the Messiah would come.
Oddly, that makes me think that there's hope for me, after all.