After a few chapters in 2 Samuel in which we see David officially become king of the Israelites, we now move back to Psalms for a few chapters, starting with Psalms 6.
“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.” – Psalms 6:2
David is literally a king with riches upon riches. He has multiple wives and concubines. Yet he is faint and his bones are in agony? Quit whining and hire a freaking doctor!
“Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” – Psalms 6:4
The same unfailing love that murders children and babies and rapes women.
“All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.” – Psalms 6:10
And by “put to shame” David really means they’ll be brutally murdered.
Psalms 6 is not all that different from all other chapters in Psalms, except David is super whiny in this chapter. Crying is fine and the world would be a better place if people accepted they have emotions and understand crying is okay. David, however, takes it way too far. This guy is rich. He’s a king. He has everything he needs, yet he cries to God for more. Not all Christians are like this, but many are.
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 8: For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.