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Praise him

We tend to identify most readily with Simon Peter. But, there's plenty of human being in the life and times of King David too. Reduce his life to a tag line, though, in spite of all the human weakness and sinful behavior, we'd say he was "a man after God's own heart" (see Acts 13:22). Something about his commitment to God, his love for the nation of Israel, and the way he responded to God during times of moral failure stand as a firm and lasting tribute to our Father's grace and restoration of fallen humans.

Alan Redpath, writing The Making of a Man of God: Lessons from the LIfe of David left this overall impression of King David---

David knew that all the question marks of his life were in the hand of God. He

knew it was impossible to be in God's hand and in the enemy's hand at the same

time. The gloom begins to disappear and fear departs as faith emerges in glorious

triumph. This man is rising out of his testing and adversity to learn to put his utter

dependence on the Lord.

Old-fashioned me wants to believe King David wrote all of the Psalms. The last one has been in my heart this week as so many notable things have rocked the foundations of our earthly lives. Psalm 150 seemed to express a final, bottom-line note about life, a final summation of what matters. I've read it every day all week. Today it is the SUNDAYPSALMS after a tough week.

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens![a] Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150

Of course, the heavens declare his glory and the rocks and trees can cry out. So, the question of the day is if I can praise him no matter what!

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