Monday, January 8, 2024

Psalm 34


I’ve been camping out in Psalm 34 for about 4 weeks now.  If this was the only Scripture available, it would nourish me for a long time!  Let’s look at some of the highlights that have been speaking to me (and I hope you too!).


Psalm 34:6 – this poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles


Things to think about:


·       Ps. 34:1, 3 – I will bless the Lord at all time; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together


·       Ps. 34:4, 6 - I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles

·       Ps. 34:19-20 – Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; not one is broken.

His Goodness

·       Ps. 34:8-10 - Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him. Oh fear the Lord you saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.  The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

How to Live

·       Ps. 34:12-14 – Who is the man that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it.

His Attention

·       Ps. 34:15, 17 - The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears open to their cry. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.

His Judgement

·       Ps.34:16, 21-22 – The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. Evil shall slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.


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