Today, it occurred tome that these songs of intense prayer were written by the David and that David was king over the land. I know, duh, right? But just think about it….
David was the king, the ruler, the one whom enemies feared and he was writing Psalm 25:
15 My eyes are continually toward the LORD,
For He will pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses.
Could you imagine if our president, while ruling the country, wrote about being scared or being distressed? Other countries would laugh and his enemies would gain alliances to prove that he was not worthy of rule. I can only imagine how much his re-election campaign would struggle!
I wonder what they thought of David when he delivered these psalms to the choir leader and they heard them coming out of the tent. Did they think less of him? I know that God didn’t. He blessed David because of his heart-on-his-sleeve writings. When David recognized his weakness, he was lifting up the Lord’s sovereignty.
If more leaders showed where they were struggling, the rest of us wouldn’t feel so unholy in our struggles. With David as a leader, the people of Israel could see themselves. The had hope to overcome and they were given the right to inquire of the Lord. David led by example, not by lording is power of them. He led by humility not by earthy power. I like him.