A Reminder

49 Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.

52 Praise be to the Lord forever! Amen and Amen. Psalm 89:49-51

To conclude this Psalm, the writer continued to remind the Lord about His faithfulness. It was actually a common prayer throughout the Old Testament. It wasn’t as if the people believed that God had memory loss. No, they wanted Him to act on their behalf. They were desperate for help. They had exhausted all other resources. In general, calling out to God was rarely their first choice. But in the end, they knew it was their only hope for a remedy.

Again, we’re alike in this regard. Our society has conditioned us seek logical answers to our problems before calling out to God.

A man from Africa told a story oh how he and a friend were driving on a long journey. They vehicle they were in kept pulling to the right. No matter what they did it was a struggle to keep the vehicle on the road. He stopped and asked us what we thought the problem was just by what he said. Almost to a person the response was “alignment” or “low tire pressure on the side pulling the vehicle.” The African man smiled and said it was a typical Western response. He said where he was from they knew immediately it was a spiritual attack and the demons were trying to kill those in the vehicle. His country was steeped in spiritualism, and demons were a very common theme in the land.

The New Year has begun. Ask God to help you see Him in a new and fresh way this year.

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