But David rebutted such advice, declaring that his trust and confidence was in God. Notwithstanding what was happening in the kingdom, God was still sovereign, and viewed from His holy loftiness all the actions of men. The righteous may be tried in their faith, but God would try the wicked, and they would know the terrors of Sodom and Gomorrah being poured upon them. God loves righteousness, for that is consistent with His nature. And He beholds the upright as righteous, because He can only behold them in the righteousness of Christ.
1 I in the Lord do put my trust: