Surrounded by His favor!

Psalm 5:11-12 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

What a passage we have here! David makes several great statements that are true about all of us. We are His people! We have been bought by His shed blood on Calvary! You will notice that all of the things David says in this verse apply to us as true believers.

First, let’s review the conditions of the promise

First he said those that put their trust in Him! I do that. I believe Him. I trusted Him for my salvation. I trust Him, the Lord Jesus Christ, to meet my needs every day! Do you?

The second condition was those that love His name! I do! I love Him. I love His name, His honor, His glory, His service! I love everything about Him as best I know how to.

By the way I trust Him and love Him because He first loved me 1John 4:19 and because He is trust worthy 2Timothy 2:13! Isn’t it wonderful just knowing that He has saved us and given us eternal life.

What is our reaction to all that He does for us?

David said for us to rejoice, shout for joy, and be joyful in Him! That is a very expected response. Are you rejoicing in Him, singing and shouting for joy, and joyful. Let’s get back to the reason and purpose of our lives and enjoy this relationship that we have with Him.

What is He doing for us in these verses?

First, He is defending us! Satan can not get to you! Sin can not destroy you. No enemy will have power against you! He is defending you. I often worry about things. Do you? I get fearful over the economy, my family’s needs, the ministry, if God is pleased with me, a thousand things! But look what David said, it is God Himself who is defending us!

Secondly, He blesses us and puts a shield of favor around us! Then this part of the promise is the best part of all. Did you pay attention to what David said. He blesses us and puts favor all around us! He has done that for me. He saved me. He has blessed my family and even now is doing so. He has blessed me in more ways than I could ever number. God is good to us. Every where I turn I am blessed. I am thankful. Are you?

We are surrounded by His favor. Wow, no one has been blessed like the very children of God!

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