by John Barnett

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David: The Song of a Soul Set Free (22 of 49)
John Barnett

One day the generals of King David's cabinet made their way to the palace. They walked the cobbled streets up the winding way to the palace, as they did each morning.

Arriving at the huge stone citadel they expected to be dismissed again by the frustrated and depressed King of Israel. His chambers were usually shuttered and silent, unlike the old days when he was up at the dawn . . . but before they could get any further—the sound of the sweet songs of David stunned them. One by one with incredulous faces they looked up.

There he was.

The sweet psalmist of Israel, perched on the steps of his throne, harp in hand, his face tilted reverently upward, the tears streaming down his face.

He was back. David was back, and so was his song.

Like a spring gushing up in a parched desert, the generals dropped to the floor to drink from the river of worship again flowing from David's heart.

Like the days of old their hearts began to burn again with adoring love to God.

Work was set aside, worship was their passion. Soon workers, servants, aides, guests, nobles, all took their places in the court of God's king.

David got his song back.

God has told us that when He moves to live within us by His Spirit—outward evidences will begin to be seen. Paul describes one of those evidences twice in his epistles to the church. Please open there with me to Ephesians 5.

Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, NKJV

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. NKJV

Wonderful as the Spirit flowing through us may be, when grieved or quenched—the spring of our soul and the song that results, dries up.

Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the H ...

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