- The foes you face (v1-2)
- The God you trust (v3-4)
- The peace you enjoy (v5-6)
- The help you expect (v7-8)
Two weeks ago Andrew gave us three different ways that we could read through the Psalms: Meticulous Memorising, Meditative Musing and Meaningful Muttering. To prepare for this weeks sermon I suggest that you ‘Meaningfully Mutter’ Psalm 3.
“Meaningful Muttering” – Plan to read aloud through the psalms for a certain amount of time per day. Perhaps 10 mins, 20 mins etc. Each day start where you left off, and just read at your pace through as many psalms as you get through in the allocated time. Then let the themes and promises and emotions you encounter inform your prayers in response to what you have read.
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
1 O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah