Among the numerous Old Testament narratives, there are magnificent stories of ecstasy and triumph as well as agony and tragedy. All are preserved for our benefit. From each we can find both analogies and lessons to live by. One such story appears in Scripture toward the end of David's life. Although most of the stories revolving around David's experiences are fairly familiar to us today, this one may not be. Because it holds within it several truths that illustrate the marks of maturity in a believer's life, it seems fitting that we blow the dust off this ancient account and consider its value in our lives today. As we think it through and relive its scenes, let's not miss its message to we who are pressing on to maturity.