The Psalms of David and GOD’s Testing
“The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.”- Psalm 11: 4-5
We learn from the Psalms of David that David went through difficulties prior to becoming king. We learn that even in the difficulties, David made sure to have faith in GOD, pray to GOD, and praise GOD through the difficulties. We learn that these difficulties could be times of testing that allow us to see if we serve GOD or if we decide to go with convenience. Through the Psalms we know that David praises GOD but also tells us that there are times of testing.
As human minds, we do not want to believe this but it is something that occurs. We learn that the testing allows to see if a person truly believes in GOD, or if instead believes in other beliefs. We learn that Abraham was tested and was able to describe his obedience to GOD in the ability to be obedient to GOD. We know that Jacob is tested through Laban, and those difficulties. We learn that Joseph was also tested when he is sent to Egypt and yet he continued praising GOD and glorying GOD. Yet in each circumstance, they decided to be obedient to GOD and praise GOD.
Similar to a canvas painting is tested by the painter in order to know if the painting is good, similar to an athlete that sprints to make modifications that can improve record setting, and similar to a musician that tests the chords, lyrics, and rhythm, we the creation are tested to see if our devotion is to GOD. The Psalm of David attests to this and tells us that GOD is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent among other qualities that the human mind cannot understand and that the righteous are upheld by GOD.
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