For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;          You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. When life falls apart, you must know who God is and how to lay hold of Him in prayer (3:3-4).. … Even now, David's hope did not rest upon himself, or even the strength of his own army. With this confidence, King David lost no sleep over the matter. Things thought to be trustworthy are showing themselves to be vulnerable. Daily Nugget: A title placed at the beginning of this Psalm shows the reader this was a song written after King David experienced a great tragedy in his life. We have seen countries overcome by rebellion, governments toppled, banks fail, and prices rise astronomically. James Montgomery Boice points out that since these titles are in the canonical text of the Hebrew Bible, “They are to be taken with absolute seriousness throughout.” Trust in the Lord (verse 3). Go today, in the strength and confidence of the Lord, for He will never fail. Read Psalm 1. Go today, in the strength and confidence of the Lord, for He will never fail!Next: Psalm 4, The Lord Will Hear When I Call to Him, More Devotions from Psalm 3Verses 1-2, No Help!Verses 3-5, My Glory!Verses 6-8, God is Our Salvation, Psalm 3Daily Bible Devotions Blog Psalms 1 - 40Psalms 41 - 84Psalms 85 - 118 Psalm 119 Psalms 120 - 150 Home, [email protected] Deuteronomy 32:9. Psalm 3 is one of the many Psalms penned by King David and in this one, he is quite distressed. If He has done it in the past, He can do it again! David is a wonderful example of a man of prayer, who trusted the Word of God. He could not believe that it was so. His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed. What Does Psalm 3 Mean In the Midst of the Battle, God is There for Us. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Introduction to the Psalm This psalm has a number of notable firsts to its credit. 1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Since it is real, it can cause us to become hopeless. Put your hope in God, 4 I cried to the LORD with my voice,         And He heard me from His holy hill. His prayer life was regular, systematic, orderly and faithful - and he prayed with expectation that God would answer his prayers. Music has always been a powerful way to capture human experience and emotion. Session 3. Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. 2. 4 I will praise you as long as I live… Helpless to defend the city, David was forced to flee with his own faithful army. Psalm 3: When Life Falls Apart 1. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. Verse 3.Here David avows his confidence in God. He also knew that although the trial looked hopeless, at the end God’s will would be done in the king’s life and God would get the glory. The devotionals are of the book of Psalms. LORD, how many are my foes! A title placed at the beginning of this Psalm shows the reader this was a song written after King David experienced a great tragedy in his life. Daily Devotional: Psalms 133:1-3. Devotional Thought : Psalm 133:1-3. That's why this psalm and this devotional is so important. He actually lay down and slept, for the Lord sustained him. Although it is a reality that happens, it does not have […] Browse daily devotions with Scripture passages fromPsalm, from the Today Daily Devotional library. Powered by WordPress and Blog Start. No! Psalm 3 - A psalm of David. As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God.". Psalms and hymns are filled with metaphors for Jesus’ foundational nature. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. Selah. Read A Psalm 121 Prayer - Your Daily Prayer - September 3 devotional and be encouraged to grow in your faith by bringing your worries and frustrations to God! This psalm should make us stop and consider more deeply the creative power of God. We live in a precarious age. After waking, and discovering that he was protected from harm that could have happened to him during the night, David was more encouraged. Perhaps you're feeling these very emotions now and need some encouragement. Selah: stop and meditate on these things, a musical rest Sustained: to keep alive and protected, a help. Posted on December 16, 2017 February 13, 2020 - 11:23. Why it’s good to look a little farther down the road 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people         Who have set themselves against me all around. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! A Devotion from Psalm 3. In time, God's creation looked back and … Many around him thought there was no hope, even from God. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Ps 133:1-3 . Praise ye the Lord. God looked down upon His creation and saw that it was good. many are they that rise up against me. / He counts the number of the stars; / He calls them all by name.” November 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God. 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes. 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? The psalmist goes on to answer his own question: You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5). And that, is the lesson for us this day. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3. Ver. We seem to be overcome by the ungodly way of life that is so predominant all around us. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. He cried to God. Satisfying Portion. Selah. Man has a unique relationship to God. David mentions three important areas in this passage in which he’s... For Us. Was that true? 3. Your blessing is upon Your people. It is deliverance from adversity. Copyright © 2021 Daily View New Testament Devotions. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. 2 Many … 3 Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. ... Today's Devotionals. David found himself in one of the most difficult situations one can experience in life. He recalled God’s protection for him in the past, and he knew the Lord would do it again. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! If we trust in these things, we will find ourselves wanting! But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,My glory and the One who lifts up my head. What is included in that remarkable expression is the revelation of God's purpose for man. There are times when life falls apart (3:1-2).. David cries out (3:1-2), “O Lord, how my adversaries have increased! When he fled from his son Absalom. How many rise up against me! 2 Many are they who say of me,         â€œThere is no help for him in God.”  Selah            3 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,         My glory and the One who lifts up my head. The mighty ruler feared for … 1 It is the first psalm in the collection of psalms ascribed to David (3-41), and is the first of thirteen psalms to bear a superscription giving us historical data about the psalm. His trust was fully on his Lord. Psalm 23:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts While David was a young herdsman who discovered that Lord was his own, personal Shepherd, Who provided for his every need, gave him peace in his heart and sustained his soul, he grew up to be a man who loved the Lord. Selah  (Psalm 3, New King James Version). Ps 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Psalms Devotions 3 continues a series of Psalms Devotions beginning with Psalm 85 and ending with Psalm 118. and beheld your power and your glory. His hope rested upon God, alone. These devotions, which were originally published in my Daily Bible Devotions blog, are meant to challenge and encourage you in your Christian walk. Many are they who rise up against me. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. Psalm 1:1–2, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed. Many are saying of me, “God will … Whatever bothers you, trust God to be able to handle it better than you can. Selah            5 I lay down and slept;         I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. Where is our faith? He’s a shield... Only God. You are my glory and the One who lifts up my head. Many people speak of me saying, "God will not deliver him." With this confidence, we too should be able to rest comfortably even in adversity. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Pay close attention. A Devotion from Psalm 3Salvation Belongs to the Lord, 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Do we have the same bold confidence of David? Selah. Many are they who rise up against me. where there is no water. His savior from harm’s way could also loosen the devouring “bite” (“… broken the teeth …”) the enemy had on him. His own son had marched into Jerusalem claiming the kingship for himself. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. The mighty ruler feared for his life. Let us then, like David in Psalm 3 turn to God our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come! Salvation Belongs to the Lord 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Psalm 1 Devotional 3: Trees or Chaff? However, David knew better. Why so disturbed within me? Isaiah 9:6. Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional. 2. The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid? 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. Fear is a real emotion that will grip us at times. – Psalm 46:1-3. As he thought upon these things, David was comforted. Today’s Thought:  The God inside you is bigger than the giant in front of you. (Psalm 3:1-3) Read: Psalm 119:89-104; Joshua 1:8-9. Your devotional meditation comes from Psalm 56:3, which says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Fear is a reality that will grip us at various times in our lives. When he wrote these words he was in exile; driven out of his palace by his very own son, Absalom. Psalm 3:3 “Thou O Lord” Part III: “The Lifter of My Head” (1) By God’s appointment, (2) In His keeping, (3) Under His training, (4) For His time. David had many rich years of living with the Lord. Where do we place our faith and our hope? Devotional from Moody Bible Institute. Further, it is the first lament psalm… He knew that even if his enemies were ”tens thousands of people,” he would still be safe if it was God’s will and with His help. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season He had been sought on all sides, and yet never had God failed him. For example, in Psalms 18:2 and 31:2, the Lord is a rock and a fortress. Let's study Psalm 3! When we are struck on every side, especially by those closest to us--our family, do we give up in despair, or do we confidently trust our God who will never fail us? 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary. But this Psalm also gives us positive actions we need to take to bring us into alignment with God’s plan for living joyfully. Psalm 3 – Peace in the Midst of the Storm. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 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