March 25

47The Lord lives!  Praise be to my Rock!

Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!…

50Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;

I will sing the praises of your name.”  (2 Samuel 22:47, 50)

Yesterday I talked about David’s great sin, which tainted his name and his standing with the Lord.  But as you will see in a few days when this month comes to a close, David is redeemed in the end.  In Chapter 22 of 2 Samuel, we read David’s “Song of Praise,” which is a preview of the hundreds of songs (psalms) David wrote to God.  David wrote song after song praising God even in troubled times.  

Today I want to share a very special song to me.  Our local Christian station has been playing this on the air and when Mr. Brandon Lake first released this song last year, I never saw it all the way through and I am just discovering how amazing this track is.  It starts off fairly slow, but I promise you, wait til Mr. Lake sings the powerful refrain for the first time, and I hope it gives you chills, like it does for me.

“Come on my soul,

Don’t you get shy on me, 

Lift up your song,

Cause you got a lion inside of those lungs,

So get up and praise the Lord.”

3,000 years after David set the example of how to praise God, we still have mighty men making music fit for our King.

Reading plan:  Luke 20

Deeper reading plan:  2 Samuel 16, 17

Prayer focus:  Pray a prayer of gratitude for everything you have to be thankful for today. Let your heart sing Hallelujah.

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