The Heart of a Warrior “the Life of David”

Beginning Prayer:

Glory be to God! Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus! Lord, I praise You; Lord, I worship You, Lord, I honor You today; We come to You in the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. We are not asking for anything today, because our heart is filled with praise today. You have blessed us, thank You, Lord. We ask for Your comfort today for all those who lost loved ones in the storm, Thank You for Your mercy and grace; some may not understand, but one day they will, that why we need Your lovingkindness today so we can walk on in love no matter what may happen, in Jesus’ name we pray. The book of Psalm was written to comfort us, so let it do this day. King David trust in You, and that is why he wrote these psalms. We will trust You too! The life of David is a blessing to many, Lord. Father God, create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit in us to worship, trust, obey, and lean on You and Your Word, AMEN.

Subject: Psalms of King David

Contrary to popular belief, David is not the only author of the Psalms. In fact, of the 150 Psalms, David is named as the author of only 76.

David is specifically noted as the author of 73 psalms in the titles of the psalms. These include Psalms 3—9; 11—41; 51—65; 68—70; 86; 101; 103; 108—110; 122; 124; 131; 133; and 138—145.

In addition to these psalms, David is mentioned as the author of two psalms by writers in the New Testament. Psalm 2 is attributed to David in Acts 4:25: “You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?’”

And Psalm 95 is attributed to David in Hebrews 4:7: “God again set a certain day, calling it ‘Today.’ This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.’”

The first psalm of David’s that we find is Psalm 3, written when David fled from his son Absalom. From this title we surmise that David’s psalms are not organized in chronological order but rather by themes. David’s psalms are found throughout the five books of the Psalms that were likely grouped upon the completion of Psalms during the time of Ezra in the fourth century BC.

Many of David’s psalms lack background information regarding their context, but thirteen do share details of their setting:

1. Psalm 3: A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son
Psalm 7: A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.
Psalm 30: A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.
Psalm 34: Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.
Psalm 51: A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Psalm 52: A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Psalm 54: A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”
Psalm 56: A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Psalm 57: A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
Psalm 59: A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
Psalm 60: A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
Psalm 63: A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
Psalm 142: A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

David’s psalms express a heart devoted to God. His music comforted King Saul, influenced his nation, and continues to change lives today.

Quiz: Week # 6

1. Throughout his life David composed many songs. They are called___________________.

A. The Book of Psalms

B. Psalms

C. Songs

D. Heavenly Music

2. Why did Yeewah punish David with wars that would never end?

3. Which Psalms did David compose for God that is still being used in churches today?

A. Psalm 11

B. Psalm 51

C. Psalm 56

D. Psalm 67

4. Who was Bathsheba?

5. Why was David made King, even though saul was still alive?

6. How did David displease God?

7. Did God made a covenant with David and establish the throne of his kingdom forever?

Questions: Week # 6

1). What did Goliath say when he saw David?

2). What was David’s ringing statement to Goliath?

3). What Goliath’s need defeating in your life?

4). Are you afraid of anything?

5). How can you run to meet your fears?

6). What is required to get rid of fear?

7). Why was David so confident that he could defeat Goliath?

8). Why didn’t David wear Saul’s armor?

9). Is David the only writer of the book of Psalms?

10). David is noted as the author of how many Psalms?

11). David is named as the author of how many Psalm?

12). David’s psalms express a heart as what?

13). What do miktam means?

14). What do Maskil means?

15). What do Selah means?

16). What do Shiggaion means?

Week # 6 Weekly Psalm of King David: Psalm 63

Weekly Prayer of David: Psalm 13

Self-Examination Time: What can you do today to stay The Course?

Weekly Reading Assignment:

Ending Prayer