May 16, 2006
Read 1 Chronicles 14
King Hiram's kindness to David; Philistines defeated;
Soon after establishing his capital in
On that day, David provided an inspiring psalm for his choir to sing. It still lifts our spirits as we worship our wonderful Lord. David proclaimed to the world: Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the people. . . . sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His wondrous works. . . . rejoice. . . . Be ye mindful always of His Covenant (Agreement); the Word which He commanded to a thousand generations. . . . Declare His glory among the heathen. . . . For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. . . . bring an offering, and come before Him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. . . . The LORD reigneth (16:8-31). Is it any surprise that David was a man after God's own heart (I Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22)? Yes, the Lord reigns. He is still Sovereign and the world needs to hear us praise the Lord and to talk of all His wondrous works.
David also stands out as a man of prayer; thus, we see the often-repeated phrase: David inquired of God (I Chronicles 14:10,14; note: I Samuel 23:2,4; 30:8; II Samuel 2:1; 5:19,23; 21:1). As a result of these basic, God-honoring characteristics, the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear (respect) of him upon all nations (I Chronicles 14:17).
When we complain and are despondent it is truly a victory for Satan and an insult to God for we are demonstrating lack of faith in God's Word (Romans 8:28), as well as dissatisfaction with God and His will for our lives. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O Most High: to shew forth (declare) Thy loving-kindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night (Psalm 92:1-2).
Through David's fame and exaltation (I Chronicles 14:17). God highly exalted Christ, our Redeemer, and gave Him a Name which is above every name (Philippians 2:9-11).
14:13 spread themselves abroad =ade a hostile invasion.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Job 1:1