Scripture: Psalm 7/27/31/34/52. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
These five Psalms are written by David and speak about requests for justice against those who make slanderous comments, unwavering confidence in God, how depending on God requires complete commitment, how God offers help in times of trouble, and how God will judge the evildoers. Follow along in Psalm 7, Psalm 27, Psalm 31, Psalm 34, and Psalm 52, and see how we can learn from them.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
God is the only one who can judge us, and He is a perfect judge. He will punish those people who treat others badly, so there is no need for revenge. The Lord tells us that vengeance is His (Romans 12:19). God offers help to those suffering in this world, and, when we trust in Him, we have hope for the future. All of us suffer from fear and loneliness in different points of our lives, and God is right there to comfort us. We all get stressed out in life, and depending upon God during that time requires complete commitment. We must commit ourselves completely to Him. When we love God and call out to Him, He does hear us. God always hears and acts on behalf of the people who love Him. As mentioned before, God is our ultimate judge, and He will judge the evildoer. When we get angry in life, we must not allow it to block our confidence in God’s ability to defeat evil, because He will defeat it. We must completely trust and rely upon Him.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Thank You for the Book of Psalms, and the lessons that come from each one. Help us to remain faithful to You through all of our trials and struggles in this life. Help us to always obey You, trust You, and follow the path that You have paved for our lives. Help us to listen for You to speak to us. Help us to draw near to You in our times of trouble and on a daily basis. Help us to commit our ways to You and to trust You for the outcome. Please forgive us for the many sins that we commit, and help us to forgive others. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.