1-2 God! Look! Enemies past counting! Enemies sprouting like mushrooms,
Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery:
"Hah! No help for him from God!"
3-4 But you, God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.
5-6 I stretch myself out. I sleep.
Then I’m up again—rested, tall and steady,
Fearless before the enemy mobs
Coming at me from all sides.
7 Up, God! My God, help me!
Slap their faces,
First this cheek, then the other,
Your fist hard in their teeth!
8 Real help comes from God.
Your blessing clothes your people!
Of all the psalms and psalmists- I must admit I like David the best.
I like his perspective- I like the names he gives for God.
I like the way he partners with God.
I like his praise.
I like his advice.
I LIKE David.
And I believe God does, too.
God “said” in both I Samuel 13:13 and Acts 13:22- that David was
a man after God’s own heart.
I’m not totally sure what that means.
I’ve heard plenty of sermons by people who have told me what
They believed it means. And some of what they say is legitimate-
But it is an open-ended statement.
I think it may mean that God and David agreed on some very
I think it may mean that David was a man that accepted his need
for forgiveness and guidance.
God also said “ Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated.”- Romans 9:13.
“Our God is in heaven doing whatever he wants to do.”
I’m not going to be real quick to ascribe the reasons for God’s approbation
and love for the guy.
I just know, that I LIKE DAVID– a lot.
I resonate well with his psalms- I understand a lot of his decisions-
and even his sins make a lot of sense to me.
So- I’m going to be looking at the psalms of David – and the life of David-
to take a closer look at David’s view of God.
Interested in coming along on the journey?