Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. 2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b]?[c] 3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. 4 Tremble and[d] do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. 5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord. 6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us. 7 Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Today’s passage shows us that we can rejoice in God’s protection and peace.

The writer of this psalm is David. Regardless of when David wrote this, he put his trust in God because the Lord has mercy on him and hears his prayer.

Many people love delusions and seek false gods and ask “who can show us any good?” They don’t know that:

  1. The Lord has set apart the godly for himself.
  2. They are not to sin when angry.
  3. They are to search their hearts and be silent on their beds.
  4. Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.
  5. The light of His face can shine upon them.

But, David knew the Lord and:

  1. His heart was filled with greater joy than when the grain and new wine abound.
  2. He was able to lie down and sleep in peace and dwelt in safety.

Dear Lord, help me to place my confidence in You, no matter in what situations or what other people are saying? Because the Bible says “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 20:26 Amen.

Written by Allen Leu

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