Daily D – Psalm 13:6
Psalm 13:6 I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.
The New International Version (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011), Ps 13:6.
King David had a bottom-line faith. No matter how hard the wind, no matter how it twisted his trunk or shook his leaves, his roots were firmly embedded in the goodness of God.
This song displays something of what must have led to the writing of 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22. David had hard times aplenty. David sinned some of the biggest sins you can sin. David repeatedly experienced what had to feel like abandonment.
David could have become the premier Emo singer of all time. (Look up Emo in Wikipedia.) Instead, he is known for thanksgiving and praise, for repentance and restoration.
Verses 1-4 in this psalm are drenched with the cold sweat and hot tears of abandonment pain. Verse 5 marks a turning, a return to who David knew God to be. God’s love never fails. His salvation is the source of many songs. However harsh the current reality, God’s ultimate reality is sweeter than honey from the comb.
I had an Emo moment of my own last week. (Don’t ask.) I may have gone a few verses past David’s example here. The boutique hotel I was staying in had a movie-set spotlight in the corner of the room. As I paced the floor and walked near that decorative piece, I was reminded how he who brought me this far would most certainly lead me forward.
King David gave this name bearer an example to follow, a reminder of God’s nature and character, a prayer to pray, and a good night’s rest.
Let your hard times drive you back to the goodness of God. Let the gales sink your roots deeper in his grace. Let the cold reality of life’s harshness strengthen your trust.
Let King David’s bottom line become your bottom line.
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.
Our Father, there are not enough songs of praise written and performed to match your goodness and grace. Your loving reality excels them all. I will glance at my hurt feelings and personal challenges. I will consider my setbacks. I will grieve my losses. Like King David, I will also sing your praise because of how good you have been to me. I will sing even louder knowing the best is yet to be. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.