10 Mar Our Dependence is Upon God
Bible Text: Psalm 30:1-12 |
(1) We see David lifting up the Lord in praise, we also know that David, like us, made mistakes and committed sins and was punished for those mistakes and sins. But the wonderful thing in this, that God has forgiven him and lifted him up from his pit of despair. The greatest rejoicing is when we were guilty of sins and are now forgiven. David praises God for hearing him and healing him. (Psalm 6:2; 30:8-10;86:13; Isaiah 53:5)
(2) King David contrasted the momentary difficulties of this life with God’s lasting favor (Verse 5) and a similar sentiment is expressed by Paul, when he compares the afflictions that the believers face in this life with the glory they will experience in the other side after this life. (2 Corinthians 4:7). Remember that joy comes in the morning and at the darkest point of night, that dawn is beginning to come.
(3) This problem of David is the problem of the whole world, when times are going good, we are NOT seeking the face of God but it is our time of sorrow, trouble, difficulty, pain, disappointment and confusion that we cry out to God (Verse 6). When there is no temptation, we feel that we are sitting pretty with God but let temptation come, we may fall like David did. We grow little on the mountain top and it is in the valleys that we grow more. (in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved… David verse 6)
(4) It was your favor which had given me the prosperity whereby I was exalted and which I thought rooted in myself, which had made Zion strong, and enabled me to triumph over my enemies. But lo! suddenly all was changed. I was so confident, and when I thought my mountain stood strong, and that I was so secure then I was shown how insecure and uncertain was all that I relied on, withdrawing of your favor, (verse 7) Now- troubled, agitated, and terrified and thrown into fear. Vain is every other refuge.
(5) When we get to feeling as if we have won and we are on the mountain top , sometimes the mountain begins to shake, and we must go back in the valley to be thought a lesson. We are always troubled when we feel that God has turned away his face from us. It is time to repent when this happens. We may not realize that we have offended God, but that would be the only reason He would remove His presence. I refuse to go to a church where the presence of the Lord is not evident. I go to church to fellowship with the Lord, and if He is not there, I cannot fellowship with Him. God turned David’s mourning into dancing, He will do the same.