Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 2, 2016

The Lord’s Triple Protection of His People

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 34:1-7.

“I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
3 O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces will never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.”   Psalm 34:1-7.

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The Lord protects His people!

The Lord’s protection of His people is shown in three different ways in today’s Scripture.

First, verse 4 shows deliverance from all fears.

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.”  Verse 4.

Second, verse 6 shows salvation out of all troubles.

“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.”  Verse 6.

Third, verse 7 shows the surrounding presence of the Lord to rescue.

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.”  Verse 7.

In summary, let us not just rush through these verses with our eyes glossed over these precious words, but rather, let us steadfastly meditate on how these verses, brick by brick so to speak, build our trust in the Lord.

“3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
because he trusts in You.
4 “Trust in the Lord forever,
For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”  Isaiah 26:3-4.

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