From the LORD Comes Deliverance

Psalm 3
A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom.

O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” Selah

But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

To the Lord I cried out, and He answered me from His Holy Hill. (Selah)

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains{protects} me.

I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

From the LORD comes deliverance. May Your blessing be on Your people. Selah

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Deliverance comes from the LORD alone

Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? –> He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Saviour. -Ps 24:3-5

He is the King of Glory!
The LORD strong and mighty
Mighty in battle!

The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory!

Lift up your heads, O gates{of praise}, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! -Ps24:7-10;Ps84:5;Is 60:18

Sing and make music to the LORD
Offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle.
-Ps27:6

Be lifted up in triumph as the blessing of the Lord rests upon you!

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 3

  • The psalmist acknowledges that he is confronted by many enemies (vv. 1-2). But, alluding to a divine oracle he has received (vv. 4-5), he affirms his confidence in God’s ability to protect him (vv. 3, 6) and requests that God make his promise a reality (vv. 7-8).

From NetBible Ps 3:4

  • Sometime after the crisis arose, the psalmist prayed to the Lord and received an assuring answer. Now he confidently awaits the fulfillment of the divine promise.

From NetBible Ps 3:5

  • When the psalmist received an assuring word from the Lord, he was able to sleep calmly – for he was confident of God’s continual protection. –> Because the Lord was protecting him, he awoke safely from his sleep.

From NetBible Ps 3:8

  • In this context God’s “blessing” includes deliverance/protection, vindication, and sustained life (see Pss 21:3, 6; 24:5).

 

Related:
From the LORD Comes Deliverance{prayer}

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