King David was a fighter. A warrior. A soldier. These facts influenced his life and his writing.
As a soldier he knew that God was the commander and that what He commanded was to be obeyed. He knew that obedience meant the difference between life and death.
As a warrior David was able to defeat his enemies because he kept in constant communication with God. He forcefully and deliberately guarded his heart and mind by meditating on Godís commands.
Throughout his psalms David tells of his longing to know and understand Godís commands. He mentions several times that he meditated on and thought about Godís word throughout the day and night. By remembering and thinking about Godís word he was able to live in a way that pleased God.
In Psalm 119:4 David says, ďYou have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligentlyĒ. God had given His commands and Davidís desire was to obey.
Are we like David? Do we long to know Godís commands. Do we think about them night and day? Do we desire to obey?
God has given His commands and we are still to know them and "keep them diligently".