Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. (Psalm 5:2 ESV)
Because he was king, David knew how much power the king wielded and how he held life and death in his hand. He was the dispenser of justice, giver of gifts, the place of refuge in times of danger. There is no safety outside of the king’s kingdom. There was no place for personal kingdoms within the king’s kingdom. In the King’s presence, David knew the importance of loyalty and the danger of opposing him. With this understanding of the prominence of the king, David addresses God as king.
Do you know that God is King? He has life and death in his hand. Do you live in light of God’s Kingship?
Thank God this morning for giving you refuge against the enemy, and ask him how you might honor him as king today.
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: 2 Sa 16, 2 Co 9, Ez 23, Ps 5-6