Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Psalm 70:4-5 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Psalm 70:4-5

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!” But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.


This is how King David refers to himself! What a beautiful picture of humility and complete reliance on God! David is a king. He is neither poor monetarily or in need physically of anything this world can offer. But that’s the beauty of it. Wealth can’t buy what David longs for! David’s personal relationship with the Lord has taught him many things, one of which being that there is nothing of greater worth than the Lord! No one can save you from Him or give you more than Him! David has the world at His fingertips and yet says he is both poor and needy, in desperate need of the Lord to deliver him.


Are we a people like that? Is the currency of our lives from the world or His Kingdom? We live in a nation where we don’t lack much, but what we do lack is more important and critical than any worldly treasure. This nation lacks that deep foundation in Christ, that personal relationship built to last for all time. We will either bow out of reverence for our King or out of agony for our mistake of not accepting and believing Him while we were here on earth. I encourage us all to step out of the world and step into freedom, true freedom in Christ!


One more thing: what we do now matters to those coming behind us. You see, David wrote the above psalm, but his son Solomon wrote the one below:


Psalm 72:12-13 - For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.


Where did Solomon learn that? He saw this played out in his father's heart and life and knew that the Lord is faithful and true to His word and His people! Be strong, brothers and sisters, and let’s walk a life worthy of the name “redeemed child of God!” The world is watching. What will we do?


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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