Psalm 34:4-7 NLT –
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
He freed me from all my fears.
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
he saved me from all my troubles.
For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
The way the psalmist uses “those who fear him” suggests that this awareness is properly not a one-time acknowledgement but a way of life. For those who take up this way of life, the psalm again offers a promise. Using the metaphor of the Lord as an army encamping in a protective fashion around those who fear the Lord, the psalm promises that God will similarly deliver others, just as the Lord has delivered the psalmist. When we fear the Lord, we care more about what God thinks than what we think. We begin to care more about the God things – the majestic things.
As God-fearers we make the LORD the basis and guide for the conduct of life. And God’s promise is that there is no insufficiency for those who fear him!
Let’s worship to the song “Majesty” by Hillsong and Delirious (Click here).
Prayer: Lord, thank you for answering our prayers and freeing us from all our fears. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.