“I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant!
For I do not forget your commandments.”
Even when David erred from righteousness, his love for God and the law burned in his heart. David was not like those who wander from the right path and then forget about the truth they were graciously given. When David sinned, he loved God too much to forget what righteousness felt like.
If you look around you; you will see some who have gone astray and are miserable because they still love God and His ways. Their hearts are crying out, as David’s did, “I am your lost sheep, O God! Look for me!” And they will be grateful for anyone who works with God to find them again.
But then, if you look around, you will also see some who have gone astray and are happier than they have been in a long, long time. They feel liberated. They have lost their love for God, and for God to call them again would be an unwelcome interruption of their fun.
Pray that if you ever fall, you will still love God enough to remember how sweet it was to walk with Him in peace.