Okay, this wasn’t the easiest to break down, honestly. There were no new revelations from when I first did this in June, either. The good thing, however, is the fact that this Psalm is very clear on what God’s promises are.
Here we go!
I used the following Bible versions: KJV, MSG and ASV
S – Sin I need to forsake: Doubting the Lord
P – Promise I need to claim: verse 1, verse 6
E – Example I need to follow: David’s willingness to declare God’s awesomeness
C – Command I need to obey: verse 4
S – Stumbling block I need to avoid: Fear and unnecessary want
O – Obedience needed: Fearing no evil is something I have to do. I’ve learned to not be in want in a variety of difficult ways (I didn’t learn the lesson the first 14 imes or so…give or take 30.) but I let fear ruin me sometimes. God’s with me, who could be against me?
Father, I trust you. Continue to bless my life with opportunities to strengthen this trust everyday. Amen.
N – New information learned: From MSG, David already understood that God made concrete promises. He used verse 3 to reiterate this understanding by saying God was being “true to form.”
Father, I trust you. I believe the Apostle’s Creed and profess that You are with me, so anyone and anything formed against me shall not prosper! Amen.