My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
David declares his intention of putting the LORD first in in his daily life by saying, “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning” and then “in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
David was going to look up and set his eyes upon the LORD because in the LORD is no wickedness, evil, foolishness or iniquity. Instead of looking at all the corrupt confusion around him, David choose to look at purity and holiness.
There is much talk and discussion in the religious world about what holiness is and what it looks like. Many groups go to great lengths in dress, talk, social behavior and all sorts of outward gymnastics to prove they are holy and worthy of God’s presence. However we can never merit, earn or buy God’s favor. The only reason we can ever be near Christ is because of His death for our wrong on Calvary’s Cross. Ephesians 2:13, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
I do not make myself clean and holy by some religious creed and then deserve the presence of God and thus receive the reward of Christ’s favor. Rather I come to Jesus through the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb of God slain at Calvary and then I am accepted into the presence of God Almighty. It is not because of what I did but because of who He is!
David was determined to immediately place his focus on the LORD in the morning and thus have the necessary mercy and grace of God Almighty that he needed in order to be able to walk with God that day.
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name!