Psalms 56

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“In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11 ESV)

September 12, 2016

More than a motto on our money, this is a declaration of faith. Trust in God above all others. Written by the one who slew Goliath, it is not hyperbole, but a tested conclusion, i.e. “since God is greater than man (even giant ones), I will not fear man, because I trust in God.” Wherever there is fear, especially fear of man, there is lack of faith.

“This I know, that God is for me” (Psalm 56:9 ESV)

March 13, 2016

When men and circumstances were all against him, David wrote this psalm. He had been anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the king of Israel, yet he still hid from King Saul’s attempts to kill him. And now, at the writing of this psalm, he had been seized by the Philistines. It certainly didn’t appear that “God was for” David. Yet, David still trusted God and His Word. God’s anointing and promise ultimately were fulfilled in David, and he became Israel’s greatest king. Do you ever question whether God is for you? Do not be dismayed. Learn from David who trusted God in spite of circumstances. Put your trust in Jesus, Son of David and Son of God. He is for you.

“This I know, that God is for me” (Psalm 56:9 ESV)

March 13, 2013

David probably wrote this psalm while hiding in the cave of Adullam. This after fleeing from Saul to the Philistine King Achish of Gath, then fleeing from him as well when the reception turned dangerous. While every circumstance around David turned negative, he still didn’t blame it on God. He still believed that God was for him. David decided to place his trust in God rather than man. A broken and scared David went into that cave, but a man who believed that if God was for him, no one could stand against him emerged. Have you ever met with God in a cave?