Assurance in God’s Word (Through the Psalms)

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“Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man” ^Psalm 12:1. (Click to read entire Psalm)

This Psalm is a plea for deliverance from David on behalf of the Israelites.  David cries out for God to save them from the wickedness and evil that surrounds them. David finds himself complaining why the godly are left behind while the unrighteous continue to prosper. Thus he cries, “Save O LORD.” 

What does this imply? Only God can save. David understands that God is the only one who can deliver the godly out of their current dilemma. It’s not the power of his army or the greatness of his kingdom, but the mighty hand of God that can save them. 

Another thing David does is he puts his complete trust in God’s Word, “The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6). His assurance comes from the promises and Word of God! What does David mean when he says, “like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times”? David is declaring that God’s Word is pure and faithful unlike the words of man that are deceptive and changing. We also must put our complete trust in the character of God as seen in His Word.

Where does your assurance come from? Your friends? Your job? Your future? Let us like David, cry out to God in a time of need and lean completely on the word of the Lord!

Blessings upon blessings.

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