Do we have the same bold confidence of David? Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Psalm 56:3, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” (NKJV). Selah. Let's study Psalm 3! Psalm 3 – Peace in the Midst of the Storm. Go today, in the strength and confidence of the Lord, for He will never fail. This psalm should make us stop and consider more deeply the creative power of God. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 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. All of these things may fail, but the Lord will ever remain by the side of those whose trust and hope is in Him. David had many rich years of living with the Lord. The fleeing king knew that God could easily administer a knock-out punch (“… smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone …”). 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. Had David reached a point in his life where even God had turned His back upon him? Fear is a real emotion that will grip us at times. 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! Where is our faith? LORD, how many are my foes! Where do we place our faith and our hope? Praise ye the Lord. ... Today's Devotionals. 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. where there is no water. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Do good (verse 3). 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. The word in the original signifies more than a shield; it means a buckler round about, a protection which shall surround a man entirely, a shield above, beneath, around, without and within. 2 Many … He recalled God’s protection for him in the past, and he knew the Lord would do it again. Devotional Thought : Psalm 133:1-3. However, David knew better. Selah: stop and meditate on these things, a musical rest Sustained: to keep alive and protected, a help. 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. my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land. Pay close attention. A Devotion from Psalm 3Salvation Belongs to the Lord, 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people         Who have set themselves against me all around. When life falls apart, you must know who God is and how to lay hold of Him in prayer (3:3-4).. … 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. ... Yahweh is a shield for me. 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. After waking, and discovering that he was protected from harm that could have happened to him during the night, David was more encouraged. What Does Psalm 3 Mean In the Midst of the Battle, God is There for Us. 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Today’s Thought:  The God inside you is bigger than the giant in front of you. 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. 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. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary. He could not believe that it was so. 8 Salvation belongs to the LORD. As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God. 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. When he fled from his son Absalom. Let us then, like David in Psalm 3 turn to God our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come! His savior from harm’s way could also loosen the devouring “bite” (“… broken the teeth …”) the enemy had on him. Music has always been a powerful way to capture human experience and emotion. Selah. Israel’s leader knew that the Lord was his protector and nothing could harm him unless it was God’s will. 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. His own son had marched into Jerusalem claiming the kingship for himself. We should realize that God can and will protect His own. Since it is real, it can cause us to become hopeless. 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. For example, in Psalms 18:2 and 31:2, the Lord is a rock and a fortress. Many are saying of me, “God will … Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed. When he wrote these words he was in exile; driven out of his palace by his very own son, Absalom. Salvation Belongs to the Lord 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;          You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. Why so disturbed within me? 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. His trust was fully on his Lord. Many are they who rise up against me. Even if 10,000 were to raise their arms against him, he would trust in the Lord God. You are my glory and the One who lifts up my head. Satisfying Portion. many are they that rise up against me. His prayer life was regular, systematic, orderly and faithful - and he prayed with expectation that God would answer his prayers. 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. He’s a shield... Only God. Session 3. Robert Fudge 10/23/15 - Devotionals. It is something that can overtake us at a moments notice. Trust in the Lord (verse 3). Psalm 3 Devotional O Lord, many are my enemies and those who rise up against me! We have seen countries overcome by rebellion, governments toppled, banks fail, and prices rise astronomically. Why it’s good to look a little farther down the road Ver. Whatever bothers you, trust God to be able to handle it better than you can. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. The mighty ruler feared for … Read: Psalm 119:89-104; Joshua 1:8-9. That's why this psalm and this devotional is so important. Do we rest upon the things of this world? Many around him thought there was no hope, even from God. Isaiah 9:6. The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms Devotions 3 continues a series of Psalms Devotions beginning with Psalm 85 and ending with Psalm 118. Read Psalm 1. As he thought upon these things, David was comforted. Many are they who rise up against me. 4 I cried to the LORD with my voice,         And He heard me from His holy hill. (Psalm 3:1-3) 3. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. These devotions, which were originally published in my Daily Bible Devotions blog, are meant to challenge and encourage you in your Christian walk. In time, God's creation looked back and … He had been sought on all sides, and yet never had God failed him. One other thing—In the midst of the battle, God is there for us. Was that true? 2. 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.” 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. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. God looked down upon His creation and saw that it was good. If He has done it in the past, He can do it again! Introduction to the Psalm This psalm has a number of notable firsts to its credit. We seem to be overcome by the ungodly way of life that is so predominant all around us. With this confidence, we too should be able to rest comfortably even in adversity. Ps 133:1-3 . His hope rested upon God, alone. 1. 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. It is deliverance from adversity. Helpless to defend the city, David was forced to flee with his own faithful army. He cried to God. Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me. and beheld your power and your glory. Things thought to be trustworthy are showing themselves to be vulnerable. But this Psalm also gives us positive actions we need to take to bring us into alignment with God’s plan for living joyfully. Man has a unique relationship to God. If we trust in these things, we will find ourselves wanting! Many people speak of me saying, "God will not deliver him." Psalm 147:3–4: “He heals the brokenhearted / And binds up their wounds. It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. The devotionals are of the book of Psalms. In Psalm 61:3, the Lord is a strong tower. Devotional from Moody Bible Institute. Today’s Reading: Psalm 3 1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season Selah  (Psalm 3, New King James Version). 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. – Psalm 46:1-3. 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. 4 I will praise you as long as I live… God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Deuteronomy 32:9. Posted on December 16, 2017 February 13, 2020 - 11:23. His son, Absalom, and others wanted David’s throne and attempted to have the leader killed. He was made to be a little less than God. 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. Verse 3.Here David avows his confidence in God. Put your hope in God, Life is about choices. Although it is a reality that happens, it does not have […] Perhaps you're feeling these very emotions now and need some encouragement. EXPOSITION. Further, it is the first lament psalm… Even now, David's hope did not rest upon himself, or even the strength of his own army. Psalm 1 Devotional 3: Trees or Chaff? Psalms and hymns are filled with metaphors for Jesus’ foundational nature. Psalm 1 presents two (and only two) ways to live: the way of the world or the way of the Word. 7 Arise, O LORD;         Save me, O my God! Psalm 3 is one of the many Psalms penned by King David and in this one, he is quite distressed. No! / He counts the number of the stars; / He calls them all by name.” November 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. Selah            5 I lay down and slept;         I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. 2. Selah. David found himself in one of the most difficult situations one can experience in life. 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. With this confidence, King David lost no sleep over the matter. Psalm 3: When Life Falls Apart 1. Copyright © 2021 Daily View New Testament Devotions. 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). A Devotion from Psalm 3. 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 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? 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. He actually lay down and slept, for the Lord sustained him. The Lord's Hidden Work. Psalm 5:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 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. The mighty ruler feared for his life. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Psalm 3 - A psalm of David. John 6:18-21 Daily Devotional in Psalm 3. David mentions three important areas in this passage in which he’s... For Us. But You O Lord are a shield around me. 1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! David is a wonderful example of a man of prayer, who trusted the Word of God. Powered by WordPress and Blog Start. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. As he agonized over his situation, he could hear the rumblings of the people saying, "There is no help for him in God.". 4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. Daily Devotional: Psalms 133:1-3. Like the Psalmist, it is easy to loose heart as a Christian, especially when we look at our culture today. Browse daily devotions with Scripture passages fromPsalm, from the Today Daily Devotional library. 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. There are times when life falls apart (3:1-2).. David cries out (3:1-2), “O Lord, how my adversaries have increased! 3. Your blessing is upon Your people. We live in a precarious age. Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. 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