It is through not only the actions of David in the Biblical history but also the psalms, or songs, of David that show us how he was a man after God’s own heart. David was a shepherd as a young boy. He would have camped out with the sheep and been in nature during his formative years. We don’t have anything recorded about his religious education but somehow, somewhere, he had learned to trust in God and be in awe of God’s creation.
Psalm 8: 1Lord, your name is so great and powerful!
People everywhere see your splendor.
Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens,
filling the earth with the fame of your name!
2 You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies.
Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children.
This kind of praise has the power to shut Satan’s mouth.
Childlike worship will silence
the madness of those who oppose you.
3 Look at the splendor of your skies,
your creative genius glowing in the heavens.
When I gaze at your moon and your stars,
mounted like jewels in their settings,
I know you are the fascinating artist who fashioned it all!
David would have seen the vast starry sky on clear nights out with the sheep. The contrast between the glory of the heavens and the worship of children is huge, but David realizes that both reveal the majestic name of the Lord. You would think the praises of angels would be the ideal, but here we can see that even the weakest of humanity, children, can have powerful praises.
How does the splendor of creation move your heart? Can you trust that somehow God is responsible for the creation of the heavens and the earth? How does your praise of God affect those around you?
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