“David: Singer of Theology” – Psalm 25:1-22
“For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins. Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose. They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land. The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies” (Psalm 25:11-13, NLT)
John Wesley wrote out his theology with precise argument and Scripture. His brother Charles Wesley sang it into the hearts of the people; with “Jesus, lover of my soul let me to Thy bosom fly…” Like Charles Wesley, King David sang his theology into the hearts of God’s people way into the future.
David sings of a personal God, who makes a personal covenant with us, and expects us to keep it for our own good and His honor. But if we blow it and make a mess; if we come to Him with a repentant heart, He will forgive, cleanse, and teach us how to get back on the right path. If we are faithful He will rescue us from our enemies and give us a spiritual inheritance to pass down to our children.
Lord, help us to get David’s singing theology into our hearts and everyday lives. Lord, help us to never take your grace and mercy for granted. Help us keep our hearts tender toward you with songs of repentance. Help us to remember, when we do repent; with God, tomorrow is always a new day.
– Pastor Stephen Floyd, First Church of the Nazarene, Falls City