Psalm 5

To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David.

1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, For to You I will pray.

3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You.

5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.

6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; in fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.

8 Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.

11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.

12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.


David starts his day calling out to God.  He knows that the further he gets into the day the more he will be surrounded with people each with their own agendas and motivations.  All of them sound right, but they can’t all be right since they don’t mesh in with each other seamlessly the way God’s plans do.  Conflict arises and David wonders who among them he can really trust.  He finally realizes that the only one he can truly trust 100% of the time is God.  David has learned that when he starts his day focusing on God, the opinions and ideas that come after that don’t sync up with His will are more obvious.  They seek to boost themselves up or put others down to advance their own glory.  Starting your day with God means His truth will shield you from those who seek to mislead.

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