April 23, 2021 – Psalms 137-141
In Psalm 140, David prays to God: “Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men” (140:1). This prayer is reminiscent of many others as we find David crying out before the Lord. He has confidence that the Lord will hear him and will keep him. And why is that? Well, take a look at the preceding psalm, Psalm 139. David testifies that God knows him, even from afar (vss. 1 & 2). God is acquainted with all his ways (vss. 3 & 4). God hems him in and lays his hand upon David (vs. 5). It is impossible for David to be hidden from God (vss. 7-12). In fact, even in his mother’s womb, God had formed David (vs. 13). In short, God knows David intimately and is always with him.
Any other Bible text come to mind? What about Jesus’ words: “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6,7). And Peter: “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Oh, how God cared for David, and how he cares for us!
No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There's no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me;
O how much He cared for me. –Charles Weigle