In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar (Psalm 51:18-19).
David concludes this very personal prayer with an appeal for his people.
I like that. It’s classy.
David asks God to bless his people, so that they might glorify Him. Perhaps that’s a prayer we can join in today. Maybe we ask God that we take all the blessings he showers on us and use them to praise his name.
Beloved, consider all that you deserve, but have not received.
Consider all that you do not deserve, but have received.
It could be so different, couldn’t it?
Offer up a sacrifice of praise today. I suggest we skip the burnt offering–that might be problematic. Instead, praise him with your voice and your heart and your time and your obedience.
He is always listening.
Happy Monday, Beloved.