Your word [imrah – H561] I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
The Hebrew word “imrah” is a word meaning “words that are spoken and written.” So David is hiding these wonderful words from the Creator that he heard read and the words spoken directly to him by the Father.
I imagine David got to spend a decent amount of “quiet time” with the Father as he tended his earthly father’s sheep. Can you imagine the parallels the Father was teaching him as he watched the sheep feed, walk around and relate to one another?
It was from these times with the Father that David learned the principles of being a leader. Even his psalms showed that association.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He hid (treasured up) these little lessons in his heart so that he would not sin (transgress the Torah – 1 John 3:4). His reverence and love for the written word developed so much that David’s heart became associated with God’s heart.
But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.
Because David considered the words of the Most High of the highest value, his heart was transformed and the Father decided to use him.
He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; from following the ewes that had young He brought him, to shepherd Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
How about you? What kind of value do you place on the words of the living God?
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