Four Important Ingredients in a Believer’s Life

In Psalm 144, God uses David to record a very blessed situation for a nation or any group of people. In verses twelve to fifteen, He describes blessings that all of us would love to enjoy:

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.”

These blessings are related to the preceding statements, in verses one to eleven:

“Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

2  My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

3  LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

4  Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

5  Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6  Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

7  Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

8  Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

9  I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10  It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

11  Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:”

Please notice four important ingredients in this Psalm:

  1. A struggle (verse 1)

Never forget that when God saved you, He changed your identity and your eternal destiny, but not your current location. What does this mean? It means we are called to fight!

  1. A separation (verse 7,11)

We must choose to invite God to change our surroundings and our companions. How often am I more than willing to complain about my enemies, difficulties, and temptations, yet ignore or refuse the One who wants to make a change?

  1. A singing (verse 9)

Every believer should be singing! The Psalms are all songs, written from every life situation. They help to show us that we can and should meet every situation with one of God’s songs!

  1. A seeing (verses 12-15)

The result of the first three things being in your life will be seeing God’s blessings!

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