Reading through the Bible together
The New International Version, starts this chapter with a note: “For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.” This was a notation for the director of music to play stringed instruments when reading or singing this particular psalm. Much like certain drinks are associated with certain foods, this psalm was paired with stringed instruments. Unfortunately, we will never hear, until Heaven, what David had originally intended.
In David’s distress, he cries out to God and feels he is not being heard. He’s possibly still feeling the blow of Absalom’s conspiracy against him. He comforts himself with the head knowledge to keep trusting in God, although his heart is not quite convinced. In faith he prays as he lies down, “for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
May you experience the peace and protection of dwelling in the Lord today.
Jackie O Smith
General Conference Ministerial