3/1/08 Devotional – Psalm 5 “David Wants Some More Flute”

Posted: February 29, 2008 by Rick Hogaboam in Biblical Studies, Devotional, Psalms
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Psa 5:1-12

(1)  To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.

(2)  Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.

(3)  O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

(4)  For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.

(5)  The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

(6)  You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

(7)  But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

(8)  Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.

(9)  For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

(10)  Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

(11)  But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

(12)  For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Wow, David likes flutes too!!!

Apparently David is a groaner and crier as well because He is coming to God with deepness in his heart and a an outcry for God’s attention. I wonder if David felt like God was distant. Do you ever feel that way? There have been times when I think God is not hearing me and eventually I cry out to Him, begging His attention. It’s okay to cry out to God.

Notice how David says that God does indeed hear his voice in the morning when he offers worship. This is a good model for us to follow…praising God first thing in the morning. We should wake up saying “Good Morning” to the Lord and asking Him to bless our day and keep our feet from stumbling.

David talks about evil people and how God feels about them. They will be destroyed. He says “evil may not dwell with you”. David is able to approach God, though, not because he is pure, but because God has showed him abundant steadfast love. The fact is that we are all evil and we all have sin that would keep us from God’s presence. He has decided to show us grace and remove our sins so that we can approach Him. Thank Jesus for removing the stain of your sin.

David closes this psalm with a prayer that all who take “refuge” in God would rejoice and ever sing for joy, protected by God. This protection is given only to those who love God’s “name”. Jesus is the name above all names. God has made himself known with many different titles, which all teach us something magnificently different about Him. He is our protector, our provider, our healer, our righteousness, and More. For those who turn to God in love, He will show us favor like that of a shield that covers us. We all need the favor of God. The good news is that you don’t need to impress God with your good deeds to earn his favor, but simply receive the grace that He offers to all who would turn to Him with their hearts. Turn to Him today!!!

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