Heart and Soul Praising God
After a time of worship alone on the hillside, David’s praises, and prayers, were to be heard publicly. They blessed those who heard them and who joined in the voicing of them. Perhaps the greatest blessing to others was the recognition of the relationship that existed between God and a true worshiper. Parrots are cute when they mimic but are not necessarily a blessing. Though David’s praises and prayers contained adjectives and descriptions of God learned from youth, he still put heart and soul into praising the Lord who is “my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Ps. 18:1-2).