An Audience of One


1 O LORD, remember David
and all the hardships he endured.

2 He swore an oath to the LORD
and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 “I will not enter my house
or go to my bed-

4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes,
no slumber to my eyelids,

5 till I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Psalm 32

I think David was an eccentric–or the things he did often were. Like fighting a giant, dancing in the streets, and searching, hungry and tired, for a place for the temple. When I reflect on him, I notice that he had his eyes on the Lord and not his fellow man when he was doing these things. He was living for an audience of one in these moments of his greatness. I pray that I might, too.

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