David is now old and gray. His once powerful strength that defeated hundreds of enemy soldiers is waning. As he reflects on his life, there are three things from this passage that he considers:
1) His frailty and need for God. Sadly, when we're young and strong, we tend to have less of a dependency on God. We think we're going to live forever and we can accomplish almost anything. However, as we get older, reality tends to settle in. We come to an undeniable truth that no matter how strong or smart we think we are, we are no match for the things life can throw at us.
In Psalms 70, David reflects on that reality. Now that he is old, he realizes he still has a lot of enemies out there that continue to attack him verbally. He begs for God's protection and he begs for God to hurry.
Can you relate?
2) His testimony of God's faithfulness. In Psalms 71, David says, "My life is an example to many,
You have allowed me to suffer much hardship but you will restore me to life again You will restore me to even greater honor Then I will praise you with music on the harp,