Oh, the heart of David. He makes it personal in Psalm 34. No complicated theology, just picture upon picture of a good God who loves and protects His people. David knew from experience that the LORD can be trusted and he is so thankful.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears (verse 4)
David has experienced God’s goodness firsthand and he wants all the saints to experience it with him.
Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing. (v8-9)
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
He delivers them from all their troubles
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (v17-18)
Now that is a good God. But to experience this, we have to “taste and see”. We have to truly seek Him. We have to give him a chance.
This Easter weekend we remember the cross and how Jesus died so that we could be righteous before God. Jesus is our redeemer. In Leviticus we learn about redemption, and at the end of Psalm 34 David gives us a promise regarding the ultimate redemption:
The LORD redeems his servants;
no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. (v22)
What an awesome promise. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Thank you, LORD.
Happy Easter everyone.