Updated: Feb 23
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 examined Psalm 3. Today, we're going to study Psalm 4.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah 3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” 7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
vs. 1-5 The children of men reproved, and the happiness of godly people.
vs. 6-8 God's favor is happiness.
The psalmist warns against sin. We must keep up the holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God.
All confidence must be put in God. Honor him, by trusting in Him only.
Wordly people inquire for good, but not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good food, good drink, a good job, a good home, & good possessions.
When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart.
In an age where man makes idols of ambition, fast success, and the pursuit of worldly things, as believers, we ought to see the folly in that, and instead focus our attention on meditating on God’s goodness, love, grace, mercy, & favor, & honor Him with our regular prayers—using our ACTS acronym.
This psalm is an expression of Christian courage, and a testimony of the peace God can give in external and internal trouble
There is great benefit in taking the time to contemplate the goodness of He who neither slumbers nor sleeps, and to Whom alone we are indebted for the safety of our persons, homes, & possessions otherwise.
The hope of faith is opposed to the doubt of unbelief, and the protection of God is better than human security, or provision. otherwise
To know the moral nature of God is to operate with a joy, confidence & comfort in communicating with Him
In order to experience God’s righteousness & grace we must establish & maintain an intimate relationship with Him
As believers, we should be bold and fearless, as we walk with God daily, in submission, and admonish others to live godly lives.
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.