19(Psalm 005,01-12) David's Devotional Time
David in this Psalm speaks about his “daily devotional schedule.” All Christians know the necessity of such habits if one would live victoriously.
I. In the Morning – Indicates
A. A set time for devotions.
B. He has learned best time for devotions. – Morning.
C. He has planned regularity in devotions. – Daily.
II. What These Devotions Included
A. Communion – Verse 1 – “My words”
B. Meditation – Verse 1 – “My meditation” – Solitude
C. Supplication – Verse 2 – “The voice of my cry”
D. Adoration – Verse 3 – “Will look up”
III. What Were the Benefits Derived
A. Mercy – Verse 7 – “In the multitude of thy mercy”
B. Leadership – Verse 8 – “Lead me, O Lord”
C. Faith – Verse 11 – “Those that put their trust in thee”
D. Joy – Verse 11 – “Let them ever shout for joy”
E. Protection – Verse 11 – “Thou defendest them”
F. Blessing – Verse 12 – “Thou wilt bless the righteous”
G. Favor – Verse 12 – “With favor wilt thou compass him”
IV. Result of this Practice/Habit
A. We come to worship with a proper thankfulness (multitude of your mercy).
B. We come to worship with a proper reverence (fear).
KJV Psalm 5:1 <To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.> Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 1 <To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.> Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
NKJ Psalm 5:1 To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. 1 To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. 3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. 4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. 5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.