My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him , and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
See footnote on Gen. 16:7.The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and each of them He delivers.
O taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
O fear the Lord, you His saints ! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.
The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord , none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.
What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.
Many evils confront the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.
Summary: In this world of pain and hurts, where is God when it hurts? What is God doing when a believer is going through pain, trouble, and hurt in life? A powerful sermon to encourage believers in times of pain and brokenness.
Summary: Seating down at the Banquet event with God as the Host. His Angels are our waiters and waitresses, We have the Appetizers, the soup, the salad, the transitional (wine), the intermezzo (sorbert), the main course, and the desert. So we have to TASTE.
Summary: In Psalm 34, David is so grateful for God’s goodness that he invokes others to join him in witnessing and tasting God’s abundant love. He said, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
Summary: Three questions today. 1) What is the fear of God? 2) Why should we fear God? 3) How can we encourage the fear of the Lord in our lives and the lives of others? (Material adapted from David Hocking on Blue Letter Bible under The Fear of God)
Summary: If we know Jesus, we should be:
1. Praising the Lord (vs. 1-3).
2. Praying (vs. 4-7).
3. Passing on the good news about Jesus (vs. 8).
4. Pursuing a godly life (vs. 9-18).
5. Persistent in trusting the Lord (vs. 17-22).