Monday, March 15, 2010

David's Bad Day

Psalm 6:1-2
O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure
Have mercy on me, O LORD for I am weak;
O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

Psalm 6:6-7
I am weary with my groaning;
All night I make my bed swim;
I drench my couch with tears.
My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of all my enemies.

So, David was having a bad day, to say the least. He asked God for mercy. In verses 4 and 5 he asks God for deliverance because he couldn’t worship God when he was dead. Then in 6 and 7, still in his prayer to God, he tells God he’s exhausted from being sad, and has cried a lot. His enemies are wearing him down. All of this is David’s prayer to God about his really bad time. Reread that last part (Psalm 6:6-7) and then read these next few verses:

Psalm 6:8-10
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping,
The LORD has heard my supplication;
The LORD will receive my prayer.
Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

Did you hear his tone change? He was just telling God how sad and grief-stricken and stressed he was because of his enemies, and then all of a sudden he’s confident and stands up for himself, and tells everybody how great God is. Where did that come from?

Response Question: Where did that come from? Why did he all of a sudden have a change of heart?

In His Service,

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