“Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1) “My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.” (Psalm 108:1). These are the lyrics from songs written by King David. All of these Psalms in this section of today’s Bible reading are drenched with words of praise, adoration, and love for the One True God. The words written on these pages have been used in countless of songs, hymns, and worship services for thousands of years. It’s hard to read these passages of scripture without a song coming to mind that uses some of these lyrics. These verses are ageless and are universal words that the human soul uses to give glory and adoration to the LORD.
What’s amazing is that these words were penned by a mighty warrior – the leader of Israel – King David. When I read these psalms and see the depth of David’s spiritual maturity and get a glimpse at his heart, my first thought isn’t of a mighty warrior. When I think of a warrior I think about a strong, harsh, fierce man who goes into battle and shows little emotion. David is something of an anomaly. He was a mighty warrior, a passionate follow of God, a skilled musician, and even a man who had healthy brotherly love for other men like Jonathan. Wouldn’t it be amazing if our leaders had this kind of spiritual depth? Wouldn’t it be awesome to be led by people who began their days singing words like those in these psalms? I desire to be that sort of leader. I hope you do too. I pray that for our local, state, national, and world leaders as well.