Responding to Psalm 5

Psalm 5 (Here is the complete study on Psalm 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I wrote yesterday on Psalm 5:11-12.  The verse that has kept popping into my mind is, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” (Heb. 13:8).

Mankind’s desperate need for redemption has not changed since the Fall.  The problem of sin remains a constant for us.  The description of sins may change (think “inventors of evil” from Rom. 1:30), but the result is still the same (Rom 6:23a).

That’s why it’s so important that our Savior hasn’t changed.  I am grateful to know that since my deepest need (salvation) hasn’t changed, neither has the way to salvation (John 14:6).

This has caused me to be amazed at the consistency of the message of God’s Word.  It all points to Jesus.  The Bible teaches us that Jesus was there at the very beginning (John 1:1).  And even as the various prophets were addressing Israel and Judah’s specific needs and sins, the promise of the coming Messiah was always present.  In fact, we’re told at the end of Rev. 19:10 that, “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

That is why I take comfort when I read, “For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.”  God did that for King David, and He’s done that for me!

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