There are actually several parts to this Psalm, but we want to focus on the first verse. The first verse says: “In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness.” Do we fully and completely put our trust in the Lord. The Psalm goes on to talk about many troubles that the Psalmist was suffering and expounds on how God is his deliverer. Do we trust as we approach the problems of life, that God will see us through them and never forsake us or leave us on our own. If we are in Christ, we have this assurance as the Psalmist does here. If we put out trust in Him then let us never be ashamed. Do we speak to others of the hope that we have through Christ or are we timid and shy and unable to speak to others what is on our own heart? Peter prayed that the Lord would give him the strength to speak God’s Word with boldness in the face of persecution and hostility (Acts 4:29). We, too, should pray for the courage and strength to proclaim Jesus to those around us
Jesus said in Matthew 10:32, 33: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven”
He wants us to tell others of our faith and confess him to others and we surely don’t want to be caught denying Him or he will treat us at the judgment as if He never knew us. We must be willing and find the strength and courage to confess Jesus before others so that he will speak to God on our behalf and welcome us home to heaven when this life is over.
This is something most all of us need to work on. Especially in our day and age, when it is considered politically incorrect to talk about religion. We must not let this deter us, but boldly speak the word of God whenever we have opportunity. To not do so is to deny that we are His and we mush not be caught being ashamed of our Lord.
As we grow in the knowledge of out Lord and of our God, it is only natural that we wish to share it will others. We are like a cup that once it is filled overflows and spreads the Word to others. We should not attempt to deny this urge, but use it to the glory of our Lord and God. If we do, we will find that God will deliver us in His righteousness.
When we make God such a part of our lives that we need and want to share it with others, He will firmly establish Himself in our lives and offer us the protection of a strong fortress in the face of any trouble that we may face. If we stand for Him, He will stand for us and deliver us, because He is a just and righteous God.
So, let’s make the Lord such a part of our lives that we must share Him with those around us and let’s fill our hearts and minds with His Word to the point that we overflow and spread it to them as well. When we do, we find that God will also stand for us and deliver us from our trials and temptations in this life and ultimately take us home to be in heaven with Him.
Of course we must be doers of the Word and not hearers only. That is, we must incorporate the laws of Christ into out lives and live them as He would have us do. In short, we must obey Him in all things. It starts with Baptism. If you will, please review the Plan of Salvation with the link above and to learn more about it you can check out the posts under the category of the same name to the right. You will find that doing so is well worth your time and may well help with you getting right with God and deciding your eternal destiny after this life is over.
May God bless and keep you until next time.