Scripture Reference: Psalms 34: 1-4; NIV
Food For Thought: This particular Psalm was written by David when he pretended to be insane before Abimilech, who then drove him away and he left. This Psalm also reveals how God pays attention to those who call on Him. Whether God offers escape from trouble or help in times of trouble, we can be certain that He always hears and acts on behalf of those who love Him.
God promises great blessings to His people, but many of these blessings require active participation. Listen to the words of this Psalm: (34: 4;) He will deliver us from fear; (34: 6;) Save us out of our troubles; (34: 8;) Show us His goodness; (34: 9;) Supply all of our needs; (34; 15;) Listen when we talk to Him; (34; 22;) And He redeems us from sin. However, we must do our part. And in doing our part, we can appropriate God’s blessings when we seek Him, cry out to Him, have a genuine trust in Him, fear and revere Him, refrain from lying, turn from our evil ways by doing what is right and acceptable to Him. And then serve God by remaining humble and seeking His peace which secure our lives and future.
When we say we belong to the Lord, do we actually fear Him? To fear the Lord means to show deep respect and honor to Him. We demonstrate true reverence through our humble attitudes and our genuine worship of God. Food for thought from a short sermon!
Know that we are praying for you that the God of all glory will do only good and right by you.
BISHOP LEE ROY MCDUFFIE