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The Lord Answers Me
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This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books 2 Samuel, Psalm.

The Lord Answers Me

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 31, 2022

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will be in my mouth continuously.

2 My soul will glorify the LORD; the humble will hear about it and rejoice.

3 Magnify the LORD with me! Let us lift up his name together!

4 I sought the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all of my fears.

5 Look to him and be radiant; and you will not be ashamed.

6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered him from all of his distress.

7 The angel of the LORD surrounds those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Psalm 34 is a thanksgiving by David for his security. David trusts that God’s deliverance of him will encourage others and be a cause for joint praise.

Saul was the King of Israel who wanted to kill David. David ran away. Saul followed him. David went to Gath, which was a Philistine city. The king of Gath was Abimelech. He was not a friend to David. David became afraid.

When David first fled from Saul to the Philistine city of Gath, he expected the Philistines would welcome him as a deserter from Israel’s army, and so provide him with refuge. But the Philistines had probably not yet heard of David’s break with Saul. They knew only that David had killed thousands of their own Philistine people; perhaps he was spying out their city in preparation for more slaughter.

The Philistines decided to kill him, and David escaped only by pretending to be a madman. He found a new hiding place in the cave of Adullam (1 Sam 21:10-22:1).

So he was very glad and praised the name of the LORD. His face previously showed shame and fear; now it shows radiance, for God protects and rescues the downtrodden when they cry to Him.

Psalm 34 is an alphabet psalm. This means each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. Verse 1 begins with aleph, verse 2 with beth, and so on. Other alphabet psalms are 9, 10, 25, 37, 111, 112, 119, and 145.

🔷 We must put our trust in God in troubled times.

🔷 No human being can be trusted to save us in our troubles

🔷 We must always acknowledge God’s power and presence, thank Him and testify about His goodness

💥 Thank the Lord for ending the month of March with you
💥 Pray that COVID 19 shall be out completely

The Lord is always faithful and available to all those who will call on His name. In the presence of our enemies, God will never put us to shame. Let the name of the Lord be praised.

In series Bright Morning Reflections