Thursday, June 29 – Psalm 5:3
In the morning, Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will present my prayer to You and be on the watch.
Psalm 5 had David in a situation to which Paul could certainly relate in Acts 17. David wasn’t a perfect man, but he was fully devoted to God. David sought God’s heart in a world where that type of commitment confronted the ideals of others and enraged them. Wicked people were fully committed to disrupting, even destroying, the work God was doing in and through David.
Opposition didn’t stop David from being devoted to God’s Word, though. In Psalm 5:3, we find David rising early in the morning, eager to seek the Lord. In the morning—when he might have been tempted to roll over and shut his eyes again in despair—David determined to present his prayer to God. He set his prayer in order—he gave thought to how to pray and to whom he was praying. More than anything else, David treasured the word of God and pursued Him—expectantly believing God would answer him.
Are you eagerly seeking the Lord when you wake up, throughout the day, and when you lie down? There are many thoughts that consume us. There are many opposing forces that tempt us to turn to lesser things. And there is One answer to them all—Jesus. Be on the watch!
- What did David know for certain about God? How can we know that too?
- Practically speaking, what would it look like for you to “be on the watch” for God to work in your life?
- Thank God for hearing your voice. Present your prayer to Him and be on the watch.