I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous foresaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
"Father, thank You for these words of wisdom from an elder. You blessed David very much in his life. Thank You for all of his words of wisdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen."
So you know how there's some older people who we listen to because they have the coolest stories, know something about everything, have met cool people, or whatever? That's how David is in this passage: he knows something, and wants to share it with us.
He's saying that he was, like us, younger, and now he's old. He has seen a full life at this point. But never has he seen God's people, who are doing the right thing for God, forsaken, and he's never seen the descendants so poor that they have to beg for bread.
Think about this for a second: David was chased through the desert by Saul, who wanted to kill him. He went into battle for God. But he says that never, in any of these situations, did God forsake them.
Did bad things happen to David? Yeah, of course. Did he see terrible things? Most likely. But he says to us, God had never forsaken the righteous, that he has seen.
Even though there are horrible things in this world, God will never forsake us.
Response Question: What does 'foresaken' mean?
In His Service,