In the last post, the author looked at the first five verses of Psalm 3, and today he will conclude the study by looking at verses 6-8.
Who should you be afraid of?
God chooses and desires to take care of his followers, whether they be a shepherd boy in Bible times, or a teenager in modern times. While people will try and impose fear on a Christian’s life, Christians must take care to remember the promises that David writes about in his psalms about God.
Psalm 3:6-8 – I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
What a powerful promise this is by itself, but let the reader see how David viewed this promise as so real to himself. He lived in a time where different nations armies would literally group together to destroy Israel, often bringing thousands of soldiers to attack. If David put his trust so much so in God that he was not worried about thousands of soldiers, how much more sure can we be today to put our trust in God to protect us from the few that revile us because of the God we serve?
To conclude, there is nobody to fear if we are serving God. He will be on our side! Rest in this promise today, and whenever men revile you “for my name’s sake.”(Matthew 10:22)