David pleas for God to have mercy on him and protect him from immanent death. He argues to God: “What good is is for you if I die and return to the dust? That dust is not going to praise you. That dust will not be able to tell others of your faithfulness.” Ironically, David was wrong. Even though David eventually did die, his story continues to bring praise to God, and has done so for three thousand years. But David was not wrong about the fact that it is not death that makes praise possible. It is life. Our hope is not to die and go to heaven. Our hope is to live eternally and so praise God eternally. God has given us a glory, and he does not intend for death to silence it. He will raise us to life again, so that our glory may sing his praise, and not be silent.
LORD, thank you for the promise of new life from the resurrecting Christ.