The Psalmist continues to declare how God protects him. For he says in verse 2 “O You who hears prayer, to You all flesh will come”. David had a great understanding and confidence when he talked to his God, God heard what he said. This is something that changed in David’s life, God always hears what we say to Him. The only problem we have is that we do not always talk to God often enough. There is something inside of us that wants to wait for the last moment to talk to the Lord.  This happens because we are not continually thankful for our salvation. The second part of the verse could say “Because you are the only answer we choose to come to you “. We need to remind ourselves that God is the only answer because He is just that.  Next, David describes his situation he says in Verse 3 Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them “. Another name for iniquities is wickedness, David is declaring all around him is wickedness, which describes the world in which we live. Although wickedness is everywhere it should not affect our relationship with the Lord. Remember that the darker it gets the light shines brighter. The Psalmist declared that God would provide atonement for him when he sinned. David declared in Psalm 51:16-17 For you do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; you do not delight in the burnt offering, the sacrifices of God are a broken- spirit, a broken and contrite heart – these, O God you will not despise “. David had learned it was not about feeling sorry for our sins but a decision to change and live God’s way. We live in a world where Christian values are not declared as important and you see very little difference between people who attend church and those who do not. We should never forget the sacrifice that Jesus made for us to become a child of God. The psalmist is very clear although lived among the wicked he would still enjoy the salvation provided for him by his God.  This is something that we should daily remind ourselves of how great it is to be born again – there is such pleasure provided by God as we live a life free from sin. We need to remind ourselves daily of 1 John2: 15 which says: “Do not love the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him “.  The psalmist had learned not to be affected by the wickedness around him but he trusted in his God’s salvation. May we this year choose to live the same way, enjoying God’s salvation that He has provided for us.

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