Psalm 5 Commentary

Psalm 5 Commentary

In ancient times kingship was the most important leadership structure in the nation. It hosted both absolute power and absolute authority. David is probably referring to these leadership parameters when he thinks of God as his king.

The impression we get is that David was praying every morning, petitioning heaven for help. He would then wait expectantly as the day progressed. It is similar to waiting for a message from the bank that your account has been credited. Prayer in the morning should generate the same effect. Every saint is encouraged to pray in the morning; every saint is encouraged to wait expectantly.

And why not? The King is good. He hates wickedness. But David is a special servant at the heavenly palace. God has loved him. The saint wants to reflect on the blood of the sinless servant in whose name the saint can stand tall before the Great King. Without this blood, none of us can claim to be on the right side of this psalm.

Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. This is can be our confidence as we pray.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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