Sunday morning, I sat in the church pew. The preacher had exalted us to repent of our sins. As the worship leader sang “Just as I am,” I became convicted of a specific transgression. I knew God was calling me to the altar rail to repent of it and ask for forgiveness. The pull to move overwhelmed me.
If Psalm 4 frames the Jewish evening as an example of prayer for us, then Psalm 5 frames the Jewish morning. “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
David gives us Psalm 4 which we could read, meditate on, pray to God, or sing in the evening before we go to sleep. As he wrote this psalm, I wonder if he thought of his time as a shepherd boy in the fields. Did he look at a starry sky like this and talk to God?