The Lord Will Bless The Righteous!!!

Thursday Psalm 5 12

 

 

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! The Lord Will Bless The Righteous!!!
Psalm 5:1 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Psalm 5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalm 5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
Psalm 5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
Psalm 5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Psalm 5:10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
Psalm 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Psalm 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

The Psalms are excellent sources of encouragement for us; When things are bad, when life becomes difficult, the Psalms can help. Sometimes we don’t take the time to appreciate how valuable they can be. We are faced with many difficult decisions on a daily basis, and when we read through the psalms and pray these decisions are still there but become easier.
More so, the uncertainty that we feel can really be overwhelming. Family, work, life … all these things can take a tremendous toll on each of us. Sometimes we just need to cry out to God in prayer for hope and peace.

Psalm 3:1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
Psalm 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalm 3:4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
Psalm 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Cry out to the Lord
David’s cry is one of exhaustion; his desire is for God to hear him. We read often in the Psalms that David crys out to the Lord.
“Consider my sighing” – consider Lord, even my weariness in my breath
Please hear my cry for help – please Lord, hear me in my exhaustion as I pray
It is vital for us to have a devotional time; to spend time with God
Even if it is something short – that time can be built upon throughout your life
IMPORTANT: Faithfulness makes this time grow; it is a treasure to be with the Lord
Early in the morning David lays his petitions before God, and waits on Him
He is waiting for guidance, for assurance, for direction … not to give God his plan

Then, David confesses to the traits of God:
• He does not take pleasure in evil
• The wicked cannot dwell with him
• The arrogant can’t even stand in his presence
• He hates all that do wrong
• He destroys those who lie
• He abhors those who thirst for others destruction
When we consider all that God is, here are the things He cannot stand
It is critical for us to check our own heart….No sense in lying, or fooling ourselves…God knows our hearts better than we do.
Sure, We can compare ourselves to “Murderers, Rapists, Bank obbers, Adulterers, However the Lord tells us not to compare, and sa sinner is a sinner no matter what we have done.
• Haven’t we wished bad things on others?
• Do we ever tell a lie or manipulate the truth?
• Do we think we are above others (prideful)?
David’s cry is purposeful; it ought to bring us to a state of humbleness
Do we act this way in full view of our God who calls us to be different?
1Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
That price IS the very life of God’s Son, Jesus … how do we act?
IMPORTANT: Please do not be fooled here:
God will discipline and rebuke those who do the things He hates
Challenge: We must be faithful to Him; to strive to live rightly for Him
Consider: How do you come to church? How did you come today?
Do you come desiring to hear from God and be challenged to change?
Or do you come to be seen, or to be entertained, or to be made to feel great?
Is coming to Church for us or for the Lord?
Do we ask, as David did, the Lord to change us? “by your great mercy”
He says, “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness …”

David pleads with God to change his life habits; to walk differently, to be in HIS WILL, NOT OUR WILL.

• He even confesses that his enemies cannot be trusted
• He knows the condition of those who are all around him
• He asks for God’s guidance; to lead him correctly … to protect him
• He asks God to do the work of convicting those who are guilty
• He pleads for God’s justice to fall; for God’s righteousness to be shown

Why? Because they have rebelled against God; it is a burden to his heart
Now, in this there are two things we must see:
1. First, David is not asking for God to be mean to those He does not like
2. Second, David is confessing for God’s power to be supreme – NOT his own
Note: At no time does David say: “Let me be your judge, Lord, I’ll show them”
His prayer is that God would be glorified, that God’s power would be supreme

Recognize who the Lord is!!!
“Let all who take refuge in you be glad”
Let those who are yours be satisfied in what and who YOU are, Lord
“Let them ever sing for joy”
Not just in a worship service, but rejoice daily in who you are, God
“Spread your protection over them”
Keep those who are yours safe, Lord; let them know they have refuge in you
“that those who love your name may rejoice in you”

In Psalm 5 we see a prayer of a righteous man, declaring the goodness of God
Maybe more of us ought to pray like this … ought to cry out to God like this
Christianity is not a Band-Aid for our problems; not a genie in a bottle solution
It is a way of life to draw strength from; to be assured that we are protected
To praise in the foundation that God has provided for us; not the one we create
If more of us would cry out to a merciful God who wants to hear from us;
If more of us would desire a relationship like we see David having; with God, with Jesus Christ our Lord.
If more of us earnestly sought after God instead of what we see around us;
Could we not see a change in our life like the one that David is showing us?

Let’s Please Our Father. Lets love him as he so much deserves.

O HOW I LOVE JESUS
There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
it sounds like music in my ear,
the sweetest name on earth.
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
because he first loved me!
It tells me of a Savior’s love,
who died to set me free;
it tells me of his precious blood,
the sinner’s perfect plea.
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
because he first loved me!
It tells of one whose loving heart
can feel my deepest woe;
who in each sorrow bears a part
that none can bear below.
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
O how I love Jesus,
because he first loved me!

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

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