· “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” (Psalm 5:3).
· “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).
David is the author of both Psalms and reveals important characteristics of his devotion to the Lord. Notice the ‘two-way’ communication between him and the Lord. David would speak to God and he would also “watch” for a response from the Lord. This attitude is combined with worship (“prepare a sacrifice”). There is no perception in this Psalm that David is doing this out of duty or obligation, but only his delight in the relationship he has with God. Psalm 16:11 confirms this by David saying, “in your presence there is fullness of joy”!
Is your quiet time with the Lord a joy?