Good Life Journal - Psalm 70

Scripture:

Psalm 70:4-5 May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you!  May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”  But I am poor and needy; hasten to me O God!  You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay!

Observation:

David cries out to the Lord for help with a sense of urgency in Psalm 70.  In verse 4 David tells us that all who seek God should rejoice, be glad in you, love your salvation and say forever, “God is great!”  Transition to verse 5, where David is poor and needy and asks God, his deliverer, to come to his aid quickly.

Application:

This is an example of competing desires between the flesh and the Spirit that I know I experience as I would think many believers do.  After praising God and thanking Him for His goodness and salvation, my flesh will lead me think that whatever situation I am facing I need to run from the difficulty. Whereas, in the Spirit in can remain faithful and have the strength of Christ allow me face anything as I know my greatest need has already been met on the cross and resurrection of Jesus.  

Prayer:

Father,

Thank you for sending your Spirit to dwell within us.  Help me to remain faithful to you and not rely on my flesh to guide me.