This strophe shows the... 3. Psalm 1 Devotional 3: Trees or Chaff? 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. Words to Understand: Salvation: This “salvation” is not referring to being saved from Hell, as it often means in the New Testament. When people live in unity it’s like oil smoothing the way, lubricating possible friction and greasing the wheels of relationships. Listen . If you listen to the radio for any length of time, you’ll hear songs about love, songs about heartbreak, songs about overcoming, and songs about quitting. Had David reached a point in his life where even God had turned His back upon him? Selah. G od is a Healer of the brokenhearted. We stood together underneath a great Douglas fir, and he said, Pastor, I don't know what is the matter with me. In the face of a scary diagnosis, a job loss, or a broken marriage, we are not alone. 7 Arise, O LORD;         Save me, O my God! Read. The fleeing king knew that God could easily administer a knock-out punch (“… smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone …”). 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people         Who have set themselves against me all around. His hope rested upon God, alone. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Are we trusting in the many things we have, or our bank accounts, or our friends? If He has done it in the past, He can do it again! Do we have the same bold confidence of David? 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. No human being has an easy life. Psalm 3 was written by David, as he fled from his son Absalom. Verse 3.Here David avows his confidence in God. These devotions originally appeared in my Daily Bible Devotions which is a free blog written for Christians to encourage a time of Bible reading, meditation, and prayer each day. Selah. Read. In short, David’s third-born son Absalom murdered David’s oldest son Amnon, after Amnon raped Absalom’s sister (and David’s daughter) Tamar (Amnon’s half sister). Daily Devotional in Psalm 3. Copyright © 2021 Daily View New Testament Devotions. SCRIPTURE: Psalm 3. He comforts himself in God, to whom he looks as his Saviour in all troubles and dangers, to whom he owed his high elevation, and who always hears his prayers. Powered by WordPress and Blog Start. TUESDAY, JANUARY 2. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 8 Salvation belongs to the LORD. Helpless to defend the city, David was forced to flee with his own faithful army. Daily Devotional: Psalms 27:1-3. These verses present two images of unity. You can read more about this extremely dysfunctional family tragedy in 2 Samuel 13:1-18:33. / He counts the number of the stars; / He calls them all by name.” November 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. Selah  (Psalm 3, New King James Version). With this confidence, we too should be able to rest comfortably even in adversity. He recalled God’s protection for him in the past, and he knew the Lord would do it again. David’s heartbreak from his son and his son’s desire for the king’s life taught the leader a lesson all believers must learn. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. Things thought to be trustworthy are showing themselves to be vulnerable. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. The mighty ruler feared for his life. Israel’s leader knew that the Lord was his protector and nothing could harm him unless it was God’s will. 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. The events are recorded in 2 Samuel 15-18, but the heart is recorded in this Psalm. With this confidence, King David lost no sleep over the matter. That's why this psalm and this devotional is so important. David had many rich years of living with the Lord. Psalm 3 Devotional. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. When he wrote these words he was in exile; driven out of his palace by his very own son, Absalom. EXPOSITION. Ver. Get updates on the Podcast! Psalm 56 ... Like David, we'll find our faith grows as we remember God is for us, praise God’s goodness, and recall His promises (Psalm 56:3-4, Psalm 56:9-11). His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed. My third, and main, thought is this: Only God can be your shield, your glory, and the lifter of your head. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary. After waking, and discovering that he was protected from harm that could have happened to him during the night, David was more encouraged. Praise ye the Lord. Read Psalm 1. There are times when life falls apart (3:1-2).. David cries out (3:1-2), “O Lord, how my adversaries have increased! Check it out #drivetimedevotions Psalm 121:1, NKJV. Where do we place our faith and our hope? He had been sought on all sides, and yet never had God failed him. Let's study Psalm 3! As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God.". LORD, how many are my foes! Browse daily devotions with Scripture passages fromPsalm, from the Today Daily … Lead me into the way of everlasting.” If you are like … Was that true? As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God. I'm listening to The Book of Psalms on DriveTime Devotions. Music has always been a powerful way to capture human experience and emotion. The first is oil and the second dew. 5 Why are you downcast, O … many are they that rise up against me. 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. 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. First, this third Psalm is accredited to David. We should realize that God can and will protect His own. Pay close attention. Psalm 133:1-3. Even if 10,000 were to raise their arms against him, he would trust in the Lord God. From Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional. He cried to God. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Today’s Thought:  The God inside you is bigger than the giant in front of you. 3. Introduction to the Psalm This psalm has a number of notable firsts to its credit. and beheld your power and your glory. Sunday, May 31st, 2020: Luke 14:7-14 "Accept the Greatest Honor of God's Invitation" 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. Psalm 3 – Peace in the Midst of the Storm. Psalm 3: When Life Falls Apart 1. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Selah            5 I lay down and slept;         I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. It is deliverance from adversity. How many rise up against me! As we continue through our journey of some of the Psalms, we find a couple of things in the third Psalm that we didn’t find in the first two but that we will find in many of the other Psalms. 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. We live in a precarious age. DAILY DEVOTION. But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,My glory and the One who lifts up my head. Why it’s good to look a little farther down the road This is the hard part. Many people speak of me saying, "God will not deliver him." And that, is the lesson for us this day. Subscribe to become a Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast Insider and get access to bonus content, journal prompts and more! Psalm 147:3(ESV) Verse Thoughts There is a lovely little chorus we used to sing many years ago that would give the same sort of comfort as the words of this beautiful verse – for we have a good and wonderful God, and He truly is able to heal the broken-hearted and … Your blessing is upon Your people. Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional. Psalm 147:3–4: “He heals the brokenhearted / And binds up their wounds. Resource Library Browse the Proverbs 31 archives for free content resources. 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? where there is no water. Ps 27:1-3. Psalm 3 - A psalm of David. Salvation Belongs to the Lord 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. When life falls apart, you must know who God is and how to lay hold of Him in prayer (3:3-4).. This is the first Psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. 2 Many are they who say of … 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. You are my glory and the One who lifts up my head. 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, linda@devotional-reflections-from-the-Bible.com. 4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. 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. – Psalm 46:1-3. (Psalm 3:1-3) God looked down upon His creation and saw that it was good. Fear is a real emotion that will grip us at … my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land. Do we rest upon the things of this world? 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. FOR. Daily Devotions Daily, biblical encouragement to help you filter everyday life through the truth of God’s Word. Where is our faith? In time, God's creation looked back and saw that God was good. Only God. David found himself in one of the most difficult situations one can experience in life. While, according to Psalms 3:1 and Psalms 3:2, the earth presented to the Psalmist nothing but trouble and danger, an helper in the heavens appears to his eye of faith. Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Psalm 56:3, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” (NKJV). Go today, in the strength and confidence of the Lord, for He will never fail. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Many are they who rise up against me. Psalm 3 is one of the many Psalms penned by King David and in this one, he is quite distressed. Blog Daily Devotional Motivation Psalm 147:3 (Healer of the Brokenhearted) (Daily Devotions) ... Psalm 147:3 New International Version (NIV) Healer of the Brokenhearted. Today’s Reading: Psalm 3 1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. His own son had marched into Jerusalem claiming the kingship for himself. His trust was fully on his Lord. Selah. 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.” Even now, David's hope did not rest upon himself, or even the strength of his own army. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. 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