PSALMS 3-5: DAY 11 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
January 11, 2023
DAY 11 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
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Focus Verses for Today: Psalm 3:4, 8
In our continuing journey through the book of Psalms, today we look at three psalms written by King David, who was lamenting dealing with his foes. The Book of Psalms is a collection of prayers, praise, worship, and song to the Lord God Jehovah.
Take a moment and pray, seeking understanding for today’s reading. Read Psalms 3-5. Let’s journey!
Psalms 3-5: David asks the Lord for deliverance from his foes. He pleads for an answer to his prayers as the pressure of circumstances around Him builds to a point that seems unbearable. In Chapter 5 David reminds the Lord of his continuous pleas, his relentless call upon the name of the Lord, to deliver him and his people from their current situation calling upon the Lord to deal with his tormentors. David not only seeks relief from his tormentors he also asks the Lord to lead him in righteousness. (Psalms 3:1-5:12)
Today’s focus verses:
I call out to the Lord, From the Lord comes deliverance.
(Psalms 3:4, NIV)
May your blessing be on your people and he answers me from his holy mountain.
(Psalms 3:8, NIV)
King David is the perfect example of a great man, a great leader, a righteous man of the Bible who struggled. He struggled with sin. He struggled with his sons. He struggled with foreign enemies of the kingdom he ruled. David was a man who had challenges. What set David apart from others was His relationship with God. David confessed his sin and never flinched at the correction God would deal him for those transgressions. David also understood that following God with his whole heart did not mean that life would be trouble-free. He also understood that taking his problems to God, seeking God’s help and God’s direction was all he could do. King David understood the importance of seeking a righteous life that is pleasing to God and he understood that sometimes he had to be patient for the deliverance for which he so anxiously awaited. What is your relationship with the Lord like? How can you improve it? How good are your waiting skills?
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