“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”Psalm 126:2-3
Continuing the story of David’s returning of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem from yesterday’s devotional, we read that in time the processional with the precious ark resumed. This time not only was there enthusiasm and joy, there also was sacrificing and prayer nearly each step of the way. There was singing and shouting and sounding of trumpets until the ark was placed in the tabernacle David had set up for it.
As David approached the city, his wife Michal observed him through an upper window, and she despised his exulting joy. Her first words to him upon his return were of sharp criticism (see 2 Samuel 6:20). But his response was sincere and single-minded: “I will celebrate before the LORD” (v. 21). He let her know he was accountable to the Lord alone, and he intended to give every ounce of his being in elated delight over the Lord’s blessings.
David’s heart simply overflowed with gladness in his Savior. Does your cup overflow with your delight in how He has loved you, redeemed you, and made you His own?
“Fill my cup, Lord;/ I lift it up, Lord;/ Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.” (Richard Blanchard, 1959)