Can you imagine if the president or ruler of a nation wrote a hymn and led everyone in singing it during a national celebration? That just doesn’t happen, which is sad, but it also highlights how special of a king King David was and also how unique his artistic talents were. Many of the kings we read about did not actually write books in the Bible themselves, but King David did. And yes, his son, King Solomon, inherited the gift of writing as well. But few other kings did. That’s one reason why when we read King David’s songs they are so precious. That’s one reason why he was so precious to God … because King David used the skills and talents that God gave him to glorify God – and to teach others to glorify God, not only through writing and following God-given instructions on how to worship Him, but through song and dance and music as well. We know from Scripture that David was a man after God’s own heart, and when we read his writing, we can understand a little bit more as to why that was. And let’s not forget the recorder or these writings. Ezra, too, serves a great purpose here in recording not only King David’s history but some of his songs/poems (psalms) also. It’s like a pay-it-forward kinda vibe, huh? The Bible just gets beautifuler and beautifuler.
Writing prompt: one-liner
Take one line out of King David’s song and use it as a starting point to write your own poem or hymn. Worship God with your writing today as King David does with the song in today’s chapter.