This coming Lord’s day, we hope to be back in Psalm 34 to be shaped again to be a people of God’s Word. I was asked by someone yesterday how Psalm 34 relates to the Word. So, here’s my attempt at whetting your appetite:
In vv.1-3, we are told that the humble hear and are glad. What does afflicted or humble people here that gives them joy in the midst of their affliction? Well, on one level, we have to say that it is God’s Word.
In vv.4-10, we are told to taste and see that God is good. Where do we do this? How do we know God is good? By simply looking at creation’s marvel? Yes, but we don’t stop there. It is in His Word that we know God is for us and not against us. We need the special revelation that comes from savoring Him in His Word.
Finally in vv.11-22, we are told to come and listen to learn the fear of the Lord. What are we listening to? The Word of God.
Quite simply, God’s Word is what we need to hear and as we do, we’ll be equipped for affliction when it comes (and it will). My hope this coming Lord’s Day is to encourage you to go after God in His Word. Hope to see you there.