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Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
Last week we analyzed Psalm 2. Today, we're going to review Psalm 3.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord; your blessing be on your people!
(vs. 1-3) David complains to God of his enemies, and confides in Him.
(vs. 4-8) David triumphs over his fears, gives God the glory, and takes great comfort in God's gift of salvation (through Christ).
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom, his son, 2 Sam. 15:14, probably written on the morning after the day of the flight, when David saw nothing but danger and destruction on every side, when his heart expressed the thoughts which arise in the hearts of all children of God as they battle with affliction.
In the midst of despair we, like David, can (& should) turn to God in fervent prayer
God is a shield to us, as believers, and able to protect us against all the attacks of our enem(ies)
No matter what we're going through, we can have full confidence that the hand of Almighty God will uphold us
No circumstance or amount of odds stacked against us will change God's ability to keep & protect us
Like David, as believers, we should pray for our enemies, that they may confess, repent, & forsake their sin, and give their life to Christ
This example of David's reaction while in distress shows us the peace and holy security of all who are saved & justified by faith, and how safe every believer is under the divine protection of our Heavenly Father.
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.