1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
David without a doubt believed there would come a time that all Godís children would be resurrected. So the question would then be raised, why in verse 5 would he speak that way? David realized that there is a point between death and the resurrection that we wonít be conscious or be able to speak. It sorely troubles him that he will be unable to speak and sing praises to God or to give him thanks. This was something he did daily and was the highlight of his day. Let us look to ourselves and see what is important to us. Ask yourself; will what matters to me most right now, matter in eternity? And, how much importance are we putting on praising and speaking to God? Is it just at church we sing praises to Him? Are meals and bedtime the only time we speak to Him, and are those prayers rushed based on us being hungry? How thoughtless these types of actions are and demeaning of who God is, as well as what He SHOULD mean to us. Let us change that now, and shift our focus to whom it should really be on.
2nd Samuel 22:50
Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
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