Oct 22, 2018
David was the king and spiritual shepherd of Israel. But he was also an accomplished musician who had a strong appreciation for a good tune and well-written lyrics. And in 2 Samuel 22:1-16, we have a song of his own composition that reveals his outlook on God. Written early on in his reign, not long after his deliverance from the hand of Saul and his establishment on the throne of Israel, this song communicates David’s feelings about his God. He had been through a lot. He had endured a great deal of suffering and put up with his fair share of difficulties over the years. Anointed by the prophet of God to be the next king of Israel, David had found himself running for his life – the focus of an ongoing and unrelenting effort on the part of King Saul to put him to death. And yet, David had nothing but praises to sing about his God. He knew Him well. If he had learned anything during his days as a fugitive, he had learned that his God could be trusted to guide and provide. He was a reliable resource in the most uncertain of times.