Psalm 34:9-10

Psalm 34:9-10

Psa 34:9  “Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.”

[The call, the command here is to fear God—to be in awe of the Powerful Creator, the Faithful Ruler, the Righteous King of glory so that we reject our natural responses and instead obey Him, doing what is right and good. If we do this, the promise is that we will lack nothing.  That is a huge, all encompassing promise: everything I need will be given! This, of course, is an echo of Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,” which also also implies surrender to Him as Lord.

Help me to grow in fearing you, Lord, to rest in your greatness, to do what is pleasing to you, to reject the pressures of men, the pull of my own heart and instead do what is on your heart. I praise you, Lord, for your faithfulness in tying us to yourself, in making us to be dependent on you. You give us much joy as you answer prayer and show yourself wise, demonstrate your faithfulness and display your might. Help me to walk in faith and trust, waiting for your timing.]

Psa 34:10  “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”

[Here is a the same truth with an example. Even the wild, powerful lions can grow weak when they don’t find food. In comparison, those who look to God, who seek Him, who follow Him, will not lack any good thing. This includes provision of needs for life as well as having the needed difficulties in life to make us grow and deepen spiritually, equiping us and providing us opportunity to give God glory.

Help me to live this way, Lord, to think, obey and live Truth, keeping on the armor of God, embracing all that is right and good.  I praise you ahead of time for how you are going to help me in seeking and fearing you throughout today. I praise you for how you will provide all I need, in your faithfulness protecting, guiding and sustaining me through whatever you allow. I praise you now for your goodness yet to be displayed. Glory be to your name as I walk in the fear and awe of you. Amen.