This Psalm is filled with amazing life and truth for us. I encourage you to read and meditate on every word, but for the purpose of this post, I would like to focus on verse 1:
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. (ESV)
One of my main takeaways from this verse that I want us to think about today is: A mouth that sings of the steadfast love of the Lord must have a heart that sings of it as well (Luke 6:45). The context of this verse, as the ESV Study Bible states, is “The theme of this opening section is straightforward: in raising up David and his line to be kings for his people, God has displayed his steadfast love and his faithfulness.” This Psalm is saying that God raising up king David is a sign of God’s faithfulness and goodness to His people.
While this Psalm talks about king David, it is applicable for us as well. The psalmist and the people who would sing this would still need a heart that trusted and loved God in order for their words to be true. And that’s the point, right? That our words before God would be an overflow of our hearts and not just lip-service?
Some questions to think about:
- How much time do you spend thinking about God compared to other things?
- How does your level of excitement/joy in God compare to your levels of excitement/joy in other things (friends, family, sports, hobbies, etc.)?
- What is something you can do today to stir your affections for God?
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice