This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 57. Here is what I learned.
I have complete confidence, O God; I will sing and praise you! Psalm 57:7 (GNT)
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody. Psalm 57:7 (AMP)
Heart: will and even the intellect.
Steadfast: certainty, confirm, direct, faithfulness, fasten, firm, be fitted.
Sing: be musical
Praise: acclaim, applause, bravo, celebration, cheer, devotion, esteem, exaltation, hymn, kudos, rave, recognition, thanks, tribute, worship.
Have you ever been so happy and joyful that you burst out in song? You just had to shout? That’s what Psalm 57:7 describes.
David’s heart, his will, his intellect, his entire being was fitted, “in tune to” Who God is and God’s character. And with David’s full attention fixed on God, the circumstances and situation David found himself did not matter—God is good, and worthy of praise!
His heart was firm and decided. He did not waver in his purpose, or lean now to one side and then to the other; he was not "swayed" or "moved" by the events that had occurred. He felt conscious of standing firm in the midst of all his troubles. He confided in God. He did not doubt his justice, his goodness, his mercy; and, even in his trials, he was ready to praise him, and was "resolved" to praise him. The repetition of the word "fixed" gives emphasis and intensity to the expression, and is designed to show in the strongest manner that his heart, his purpose, his confidence in God, did not waver in the slightest degree. Barnes' Notes on the Bible
Vocally and instrumentally will I celebrate thy worship. With lip and with heart will I ascribe honour to thee. The Treasury of David
No matter what is happening around me. No matter what circumstances I find myself. No matter how I feel. No matter what others may think. No matter what may happen tomorrow. No matter! I am determined that my heart, my will, my intellect my whole being, is totally and firmly “fitted” and “in tune” to God and His will. Know that God is God.... period! He is my steadfast security, in whom I will place all my confidence and trust.
The fact that God is God—He is worthy of praise and honor. I honor and praise God, because of WHO HE IS!
First, I determine that I will be confident
in Who God is,
and then that creates
an overwhelming song of praise to God
—no matter the circumstances!
God is God. And when I place my confidence in that fact that creates a positive day, no matter my circumstances!