March 3, 2017 – Psalm 9:1-2

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2

King David had a way with words, especially in his relationship with God.  He began as a shepherd boy on a lonely hill watching sheep and praising God. He killed Goliath trusting God.  David played for King Saul even though Saul wanted to kill him. God gave him strength.  King David sinned and God forgave him.

As David lived, he was all in for God.  He walked with God, and when he sinned, David asked for forgiveness.  He didn’t try to hide his sin from God.  We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) What counts for an eternity is our humble walk, paved with His Forgiveness, back to God.

David delighted in God! The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23.  God delighted in David, and He delights in us when we follow His Way.

Exult in His Holy Name.  That word is a bit unusual and the meaning includes delight, rejoice and being elated.  A sports event, soon over, only to be repeated later, includes the same meanings – rejoice, delight and elation for the moment.  It is an eternity meaning, a lifetime meaning when we search for the Lord and continually seek Him.

Do you know the Jesus, Lamb of God, who died on the cross to give us the beauty of delight and wonder of His great love? Some search for gold, I search for my Lord Jesus and rejoice in His holy name! Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Philippians 4:4.

Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the Lord. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. Psalm 9:10-11