PSALM 3 - Conquering fear 4 Nov 2019
David prays. His son Absalom is in rebellion against him and threatening his father's life. How would you feel in the position of David? Absalom had prepared himself for a long time by pleasing the people with unjust promises.
Countless are my enemies, David prays.
David feared for his life. Hear David conquering his fear in verses 3-6. Hear his bold statements.
In verse 7 He asks Jahweh to rescue him. After having expressed his position.
And then closing with the prayer of a king:
"In Yahweh is salvation;
I pray for blessing for the people of Israel."
Because of limited hearing, I also feel fear when I go to a party. I need to learn to pray boldly as David. I want to relate to the people and I want blessings for them.
1 [Psalm Of David When he was fleeing from his son Absalom]
Yahweh, how countless are my enemies,
how countless those who rise up against me,
2 how countless those who say of me,
"No salvation for him from his God!"
3 But you, Yahweh, the shield at my side,
my glory, you hold my head high.
4 I cry out to Yahweh; he answers from his holy mountain.
5 As for me, if I lie down and sleep,
I shall awake, for Yahweh sustains me.
6 I have no fear of people in their thousands upon thousands,
who range themselves against me wherever I turn.
7 Arise, Yahweh, rescue me, my God!
You strike all my foes across the face,
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 In Yahweh is salvation,
on your people, your blessing!
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
David Prays by Rembrandt van Rijn.