2/24/21

"But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God." (Psalm 40:17)
King David was quite likely one of the wealthiest people on the face of the earth when he wrote this psalm.
Yet, he describes himself as being, "...poor and needy;..." Was he being like Henry Rockefeller? He was one asked, "Mr. Rockefeller, how much money is enough?" He answered, "A little bit more."
David was not poor-mouthing, when he said that he was poor and needy. He knew that, compared to God, he was nothing! He was, indeed, poor and needy when compared to God.
David was amazed that God would even think upon someone like him! After all, he was just a shepherd boy that had become a king, and the leader of God's people. And, God loved him!
I remember an old expression that goes like this, "I'd love to buy him for what he is worth, then sale him for what he thinks he is worth". Some people have a very high opinion of themselves, and can be quite annoying.
David had a rather humble opinion of himself, which is pleasing before the Lord. Pride is not pleasing to the Lord.
David knew where his blessings came from. "...thou art my help and my deliverer:..." David knew that he could depend upon God to help him, and to deliver him, when he was in trouble. You and I, as children of God, can also depend upon our heavenly Father for help and deliverance.
We should be praying everyday that God would help us, and deliver us from COVID-19! In all of our troubles, we certainly need to seek God's help.
David asked the Lord, "...make no tarrying, O my God." In laymen's terms, "Please hurry, O my God." I am often impatient, and want to hurry God along in His work.
This day, let us walk humbly before our God, and look to Him for all our needs! We all desperately need God's help!
From my heart to your heart.