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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous


Psalm 34

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he left.

 1 I will extol the LORD at all times;
       his praise will always be on my lips.

 2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
       let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

 3 Glorify the LORD with me;
       let us exalt his name together.

 4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
       he delivered me from all my fears.

 5 Those who look to him are radiant;
       their faces are never covered with shame.

 6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
       he saved him out of all his troubles.

 7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
       and he delivers them.

 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
       blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.


 9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
       for those who fear him lack nothing.

 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
       but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

 11 Come, my children, listen to me;
       I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

 12 Whoever of you loves life
       and desires to see many good days,

 13 keep your tongue from evil
       and your lips from speaking lies.

 14 Turn from evil and do good;
       seek peace and pursue it.

 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
       and his ears are attentive to their cry;


 16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
       to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
       he delivers them from all their troubles.

 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
       and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
       but the LORD delivers him from them all;

 20 he protects all his bones,
       not one of them will be broken.

 21 Evil will slay the wicked;
       the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

 22 The LORD redeems his servants;
       no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.


         This is also one of the beautiful psalms that David created. But here are the three lovely verse that struck me. Verse 8, 10 and 15 says "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him:", "...but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing", "The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry"
Truly that is we are living a righteous life we will not lack good things, God will never forsake us. He will always be there beside us to help us provide all our needs. What a great promise! Behind that great promise there is also a great challenge for us. Living a righteous life is not easy. In fact it's very difficult. The devil is always around us just like a roaring lion waiting for his prey. He is always there to temp us and his goal is tear us down and set us apart from the Lord. But the goodness of the Lord is infinite. He is always on our side to strengthen us and help us to fight the devil and it's works. The Bible says that we are more than conqueror. Our God is powerful, everlasting and Almighty. If God is on our side who can be against us?
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