“With Thy mighty acts, O L-rd G-D; I will make mention of Thy righteousness, even of Thine only.” – Psalm 71:16, JPS
When we are humbled by our own sense of unrighteousness, there is nothing left to do than to proclaim the righteousness of H’Shem. As the psalmist speaks, “I will mention Your righteousness, Yours alone” (Psalms 71:16). King David, who was taught by H’Shem since his youth (v.17), grew up with an understanding of his own smallness, as compared to G-d’s greatness. This is what compelled David to attribute all of his success to G-d, and what ultimately made him great, as the chosen receptacle for G-d’s sovereignty to be enacted.
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