Let’s talk about the word, “testimony”.
Often, it is used in a court of law. People are asked to give testimony as to what happened. It usually involves telling about someone breaking the law.
But the word, “testimony” is also used in churches. We give testimony as to what has happened. Just like in a court of law, many times our testimony involves the breaking of the law. The difference is it’s God’s law and we’re the ones who are breaking it, but our testimony then shows how we’ve been forgiven and made whole, how God’s presence in our lives has changed us and made us different.
Our testimony is also designed to help others understand that their sin can be forgiven too. We share, so people can know what Jesus has done in our lives.
That is exactly what David knew. Yes, he had sinned. There was no doubt about it. But he also knew that God could and would restore him. Then he could use his changed life to teach others the ways of the Lord.
This is his prayer so that God could use his testimony, “Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.” Psalm 51:13-15
Lord, You have done so much in my life. Help me to share that with others. I want to give testimony to the fact that You have forgiven my sin and You lead me on Your path. Give me boldness to go and tell.