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In today’s Psalm, Asaph goes over the history of Israel leading up to David as king. Israel made many mistakes and had plenty of lessons to learn. Psalm 78:1 says, O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. In the end, David became their ruler. And while he was far from perfect, his heart was in tune with God’s will. At the end of Asaph’s recollection of history, he says in Psalm 78:72, And David Shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them. God does not call for perfect leaders, He calls for leaders who are obedient to His perfect will.

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