I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
Psalm 138:2, ESV
These words attributed to King David remind us of the praise that we are to give God for all the good in our lives. The psalm doesn’t paint a picture that all things that happen in our lives will be good, but all the good things that happen are out of God’s grace and mercy. If there is a picture in the Bible of a flawed man, David fits very nicely. I would never encourage anyone to live out the example of David’s life except in one area: his faith. David was a man after God’s own heart and often sought God’s guidance in most major decisions. He didn’t do right in every area of his life, and when offered correction, he listened. God knows we will fail and fall short, but that does not excuse our failure or shortcomings. In moments of awareness, we are to seek after God’s grace and mercy and ask for His forgiveness. We can come before God and pour out our souls and know that God hears us. He listens to our cries. How amazing is our God? We don’t have to offer sacrifices in order to seek His favor and the sacrifice that was once required for our forgiveness He gave once and for all as He entered creation through His Son and gave His life for us as the final sacrifice. Our God is amazing, and His love is steadfast. He is faithful to His chosen and redeems us all. As the Creator of the Universe, He is deserving of our worship. As our Redeemer, let us sing out His praises. Let us bow down and worship our wonderful God!
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.