As we come to the final part of this Psalm it is timely to be reminded of the reason David wrote this Psalm. He wanted everyone to have “The assurance of God’s saving work “. This assurance only comes from living with Jesus in all our circumstances of life. I can look back over 70 years of Jesus being Lord of my life and can truly say I am glad that I said yes to making Jesus Lord of my life. David was no different he used every opportunity to declare that it was God in his life that made him so strong.

Verse 7 says: “Some trusts in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the Lord our God”. We live in a time when there is so much deception going on and there is a danger that we can get caught up with this deception. We saw the result of this deception during the recent pandemic when half of the church people stopped going to church. I am so glad and thankful that Jesus has stepped into the church and it is now stronger than it was before with people being born again at every service. While this is so encouraging it does not alter the fact that many people were tempted to trust in things other than God and only occasionally attended church.  I admit that there have been times in my life when I have been tempted to live my life in my strength but that never lasted because of my love for my Saviour. Proverbs 18:10 says: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe”. It is important to be reminded that it is the people who run to their Lord who experience the power of the name of Jesus. May we never forget that living God’s way is the best way that I can live. I have experienced this in my life as a father, as a husband and in my working life there has been no place in my life where I have not experienced the power of the name of Jesus.

Verse 8 says: “They have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and stand upright “. We see evidence of this all over the world, there is so much conflict, and so much pain, but the world has no answer, everything they do only makes things worse. Satan has blinded the eyes of those people so they continue in their ungodly ways, and never change and things only get worse. This is when the light of Jesus shines so brightly in this darkened world.  The verse goes on to say that we have not followed ungodly ways and have not bowed down but have risen and stood up upright in God.  I have experienced since the pandemic that my relationship with my Lord has become more meaningful and precious. I am so glad to be alive and experience a loving God in such a great meaningful way.

Verse 9 says “Save, O Lord! May the King answer us when we call “. At the end of this Psalm David uses the word ‘May’ which means ‘Allow’, He is reminding us while God is the answer to our situation, this only happens when we allow Him to come and take control of our lives. This is a continuing battle that we face and mat we always choose to allow God to work in our lives.  It is good to live with the assurance of God’s saving work in our lives. May we always put our trust in our precious Saviour and enjoy the fruit of our relationship with Him.

                     

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1 thought on “Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 20 Part 4

  1. Put God first and things will fall into place. It doesn’t mean things don’t go wrong for us, But we are never alone.

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