At first reading, this makes no sense. Then I begin to wonder if David was a father like me who enjoyed waking people up when I had already been up awhile. Is this tongue in cheek humor? When I had been up for an hour or two and needed to wake the kids up I was so cheerful it was disgusting. I was loud and boisterous. I would sing to them and tell jokes. They hated it. My false joy at greeting the day was not always accepted in the best of moods, but I never considered it to be a source of a “curse” (7045).
How do our moods effect others? Are there times when being cheerful is a negative? This makes me wonder. This is a reminder that we should work at being sensitive to how other people are feeling. It is an application of Paul’s comments about applied love,
(Philippians 2:3-4 NASB) Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.So? Turn your people radar on. This is not a heaven or hell thing but we could probably be more sensitive to those around us in the little things. I know I should be. Sometimes love means tiptoeing when you feel like jumping and leaping.