Help from the Lord: 22/ 23 January 2014

Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. — Psalm 3: 8

Message

When we turn to God we feel His help and His blessing. In some Bible editions, Psalm 3 is captioned with the words: “A psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son”. One can imagine that David depended entirely on the help of God in this situation. How bitter it must have been for him: in his youth he was persecuted by Saul – his predecessor as king – and now in his high age, he had to flee from his own son, who sought to kill him. Nevertheless, his trust in God was unbroken. How was this possible? David lived a life that was focused on God. In all the various situations of his life he always sought the near- ness of God. An example of this attitude is brought to expression   in the words:  “I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord,  for  His  mercies   are great; but do not let me fall into  the  hand  of  man”  (2 Samuel  24:  14).  With such an attitude one will always receive help from God.

Core Points

We experience God’s help when we:

  • turn to God,
  • return to Him, and
  • rest in Him.

In this manner we can experience God’s blessing in peace, joy, and power.

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