David was a man of godly principle. When all these tests, trials and dangers arose around him, he purposed to make sure the LORD remained the focus of his heart. Psalms 27:3-4 says, “Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. 4) One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.”
If people rise up to lie against you or attack you with words, remember God’s promise to those who fear and trust Him in Psalms 31:20. “You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues.”
In Psalms 34:3 David says, “Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.” We can magnify and exalt the LORD in a greater way “together” than on our own.
Psalms 34:7 says, “The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.” Let’s define a couple words…
1. Angle of the LORD: not just “an” angle but “the” angle (or messenger). This is probably referring to Christ Himself.
2. Encamps: to pitch a tent
So, the verse is saying to us that Jesus Christ is all around us as a pitched tent. Start to think on that and proclaim it and it will remove any fear. Hallelujah!
Psalms 34:19 says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.” If you are afflicted, start expecting the LORD to deliver you! Thank Him for it right now.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan