Daily Devotions


Day 36

"Consider my meditation"

Day 36 – Psalm 5

“Consider my meditation” Psalm 5:2b


We have another superscription attached to Psalm 5. It reads,

“To the Chief Musician.
With flutes. A psalm of David.”

Psalm 5 is to be sung to the accompaniment of “flutes”. Psalm 4 on the other hand is to be sung with “stringed instruments”. Obviously the two songs are to be rendered differently. Unfortunately, we are not able to determine how these musical instructions were to be applied.


Thankfully, the content of the Psalms are more readily understood through careful study. The following text is worth pondering deeply.

“Give ear to my words, O LORD.
Consider my meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.”
Psalm 5:1-2

1. Addressing God in prayer

David addresses God in three different ways:-

a) As LORD Psalm 5:1a
b) As “my King” Psalm 5:2a
c) As “my God” Psalm 5:2a

2. The new addition: God as “King”

a) David was himself the king of Israel.
b) He was acknowledging the LORD as The King whom he represented.
c) He saw himself ruling as a regent rather than the true Ruler.

3. Praying to this great King

a) Prayer and Meditation are linked together closely in this text.
b) The significance must be given due consideration.

Prayer should be meditatively offered to God, for we come before a Great King!