Summer in the Psalms
Overwhelming Trouble (Psalm 3:1-2) Overwhelming Confidence (Psalm 3:3-4) Overwhelming Calm (Psalm 3:5-8) As David ran for his life, he couldn’t outrun God’s grace. It is in this very mess, it is in this very dysfunction, that David realizes that God is his only help and shield and salvation.
Is Jesus your King or your consultant? There is no refuge from him, but there is refuge in him! (commentator Derek Kidner) 4 Voices, 3 verses each in this Psalm: 1) The Voice of the World – “God Is Not My God, Jesus is Not My Savior” (vv. 1-3) 2) The Voice of the Father – “No One Will Thwart My Salvation Plans” (vv. 4-6) 3) The Voice of the Son – “All Authority & Salvation Have Been Given to Me” (vv. 7-9)…
We live in a society full of fear today. Yet the Lord offers us freedom from fear because He is our Shepherd. Do you know Him? Can you say, “The LORD is MY Shepherd,” not just, “The LORD is A Shepherd?” I will not fear because the Lord is my Shepherd (vv. 1-3) I will not fear because the Lord is my Savior (vv. 4-5a) I will not fear because the Lord is my Sovereign (vv. 5b-6)