David may have been a warrior but he never stopped being a songwriter
2 Samuel 22.1-25
Reference: v.1 David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
Explore: When I think of King David my mind tends to go straight to the battles he fought and his complicated family life. I forget that at the very beginning of his life he was a shepherd and a musician. It's great to see that nearing the end of his life as he reflects back on all his battles he goes back to the strength he had as a boy – writing songs.
Application: No matter how young or old, no matter how mature or inexperienced, we can use any gift that God has given us to bring him glory. David used a song which is such a beautiful way to express love and appreciation to our Redeemer however it is only one of the many various ways we can express glory to God. God created us, so surely when we use the gifts he has given us we are bringing glory to our Creator.
Prayer: Lord, I am so quick to see my negative points that I forget that you have made each person with gifts and abilities to glorify You. May I bring praise to you in everything I do today. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.