Psalm 13 & 14: Seek God
Verse of the Day: (14:2) The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
1. Sing (13:1-6)
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. (13:6)
David, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote this psalm while he was pursued by his own king, Saul, and the mighty army of Israel. It was a terrible feeling for him to know that after all that he had done for Israel and King Saul when he by God’s mighty power defeated Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior, and delivered Israel out of the Philistines, that Saul would desire to kill him. Saul sought David’s life because he refused to let him to be the next King of Israel. David was so tired of hiding from Saul that he pleaded to God as to how long he had to endure the life of a fugitive. Amid his suffering David fully trusted God, and determined to rejoice in Him, and sing praises to Him, because he had many times experienced His mercy and love since He called him from a lowly shepherd boy to be the powerful king of Israel. Indeed, at the end of his life, not only David became the king, but he was the most famous and godly one among all the kings of Israel. Today, David’s name is mentioned as the king after God’s heart, as from him came forth the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Acts 13:22-24) Let us therefore truly believe in God, and sing praises to Him, thanking Him for all the troubles as they are for our benefits that we become spiritually stronger for His glory. (James 5:13-20)
2. Seek (14:1-6)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. (14:1)
Amid all the trials and troubles, David came to the conclusion that only a remnant truly believe in and seek God. Many are fools as they refuse to believe and acknowledge God, their Creator and Saviour, and are bent to commit idolatry and immorality. Alas, the day shall come when these fools shall die and meet God, and they shall be eternally condemned to fiery hell because of their sins. Indeed, God only bless and reward those who truly believe and have faith in Him, and diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:1-6)
3. Salvation (14:7)
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. (14:7)
Though everything seems to be doom and gloom, yet David knew that God’s salvation is available to all who truly believe in and seek Him. Indeed, God is patient and unwilling that any should perish in fiery hell, but that they should come to repentance, and believe in Him, and receive His salvation to be with Him in glorious heaven. (2 Peter 3:9-18)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to seek and sing to You because of Your great salvation.