Wednesday, January 4, 2012
150 Days of Psalms - Psalm 4
Troubles - difficult days - hard knocks - going through a bad spell...
There are a lot of sayings to describe the rough spots of life. David had a lot of troubles too. Saul was after him, his own son, Absalom, tried to take over the kingdom and was after him, he had a newborn baby who died. Life was often rough for David.
We like to focus on the first few verses of Psalm 4 "be gracious to me and hear my prayer" but notice David's instruction to himself (and to us)
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.
There is the key.
Paul says the same thing in Romans.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship
Romans 12:1 NASB