It is insightful to see how the apostle summarizes David’s life as he looks back on it centuries later. For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed (Acts 13:36). David’s body returned to dust, but his soul was in God’s care I want to direct your attention to these particular words: when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. Now, take away the name of David for a moment and insert your own name there. For example, when Clark served the purpose of God in his own generation, he fell asleep. If you are driven by the purposes of God, when you take your last breath your soul will rest in God’s care.
Years earlier David passed on some helpful advice to his son. 1 Chronicles 28:9 give us some of David’s final words to his son. He chooses them carefully, serve God with wholehearted devotion. As you live out your life with a wholehearted devotion to obey God’s commands, you too will fulfill God’s purpose in your generation. Everyone has a purpose for living. The purpose could be summed up, and frankly is, by a clear statement made by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 12:13. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole [duty] of man.