Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

A Song Of David


One of the most powerful songs I know was written centuries ago. It is part of the Sacred Writings, recorded by a king, whose name was David. He grew up a shepherd, lead a nation at the direct appointment of Yahweh, was a man after Yahweh's own heart, and was part of the line from which would come the King of King and Lord of all Lords, King Jesus. I pray it blesses you today.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”


As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

in whom is all my delight.


The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;

their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

or take their names on my lips.


The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;

you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.


I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;

in the night also my heart instructs me.

I have set the LORD always before me;

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.


Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

my flesh also dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

or let your holy one see corruption.


You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

See Jesus

A Happy Soul