Psalm_71

Scripture

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:15‬ ‭‬‬

“I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words.”

 
Observation-What does it say?
 
In this psalm David is already old and gray. He continues to call out to God in his times of need. David’s enemies are now plotting against him. His enemies think that God has abandoned him. But David continues to trust in God and God’s faithfulness, strength, and protection. God has been with him since birth. Why would God abandon him now? David’s faith is in God, and he is willing to tell everyone about how great and awesome God is.
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
David the evangelist???
 
When we hear the word evangelist, we think of people like Billy Graham or Greg Laurie. But reading this passage reminded me that King David was an evangelist in his own right too.
 
“My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.”-‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:7-8‬
I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just. O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭71:15-17
 
Throughout the good times and even the bad times, David trusted God. Whether it was through songs of praise, or just words of affirmation, David was telling everyone about God’s saving power! Others may have looked at him as if he was crazy (especially when he was going through rough patches) when he was constantly praising God, but David trusted and knew firsthand of God’s faithfulness. His life was an example of it! Now he wants the whole world to know about the awesome God he serves.
 
Life Application
 
Share with others what God has done in your life.
 
David wasn’t shy about sharing God’s love and faithfulness with others. He was constantly reminding others of God’s faithfulness. His life proved it to them! In the same way, I feel led to do the same. I have a friend at work who I have been sharing with. I would tell him what the Bible says regarding God, and how to live our lives. But when I share about my personal relationship with Jesus, and how Jesus has changed my life, and what Jesus has done for me, that is what seems to get through to him. The personal stories and experiences make it more relatable for him to understand how knowing and trusting God can bring peace and joy in our lives. And knowing that God has given each of us our own stories and experiences to relate with others is what can help bring people to Christ. It’s a matter of us being bold and courageous to share with others the way David did. 😊
 
-Moses Gaddi