"God has a university. It's a small school. Few enroll; even fewer graduate. Very, very few indeed. God has this school because he does not have broken men and women. Instead, he has several other types of people. He has people who claim to have God's authority...and dont--people who claim to be broken...and aren't. And people who do have God's authority, but who are mad and unbroken. And has, regretfully, a great mixture of everything in between. All of these he has in abundance, but broken men and women, hardly at all. In God's sacred school of submission and brokeness, why are there so few students?"
-Gene Edwards (A Tale of Three Kings)
King David's life teaches us many lessons. He goes from shepherd, to hero, to fugitive, to king, and then even had his kingdom stolen away. David's story could have been very different; tragically different. Would David become bitter, angry, jealous, and vengeful? Would he become a Saul?
As surely as the sun rises, your heart will be tested. Will you allow your heart to grow hard in "God's University" or will you allow it to be broken and transformed? God wants to break and crush everything in us that keeps us from knowing Him. Brokenness always leads to humility and God can do tremendous things through a humble heart!