Message of the Day: A Morning of Joy, Gladness, and Praise!
“But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.” (Psalm 59:16, NKJV)
David’s repeated military successes stirred up Saul’s jealousy, resulting in another attempt by Saul to spear him (1 Sam. 19:1-10). David escaped to the safety of his own house. Saul then laid a plot to murder him at his home, and David escaped only narrowly (1 Sam. 19:11-17). This psalm concerns the attempt on David’s life at his house.
It opens with a plea for protection against those whose intention is to murder David. (Psalm 59:1-2). Bloodthirsty people hide in the dark, awaiting the opportunity to kill an innocent man (Psalm 59:3-5). David likens them to a pack of wild dogs that prowl the streets at night, seeking some helpless victim that they can attack and tear to pieces (Psalm 59:6-7). But they are powerless against God, and therefore they are powerless against those who he defends (Psalm 59:8-10). David knows that God will destroy these violent people, but he does not want them killed in a way that would appear to be the result of natural causes. He wants their death to occur in such a way that people will see clearly that it is a direct judgment from the righteous God (Psalm 59:11-13).
Meanwhile the hungry dogs still prowl. Each night they return, eagerly looking for their victim (Psalm 59:14-15). God, however, still guards David, and each morning he praises him afresh for his faithful protection (Psalm 59:16-17).
In the night let us bury our worries and fatigue for we know that the morning comes from such a night of sorrow and trouble; a morning of joy and gladness, when we feel that we have complete deliverance. Then we will praise God aloud!
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