Psalm 55 & 56: God Of My Salvation
Verse of the Day: (55:16) As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
1. God Of My Salvation (55:1-21)
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. (55:13)
King David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, gave a double prophecy of his future, and that of the coming and life of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Though David praised God for his precious salvation as he would be bound for pearly heaven to be with Him forever, yet he expressed his sorrow and suffering, especially that of the betrayal of Ahithophel, his own counsellor, his equal, guide and acquaintance, when he conspired with Absalom, his son, to revolt against him for his throne. (2 Samuel 15:12) This is also the prophecy of Jesus Christ, who also experienced betrayal of Judas Iscariot, His own apostle, his equal, guide and acquaintance, before He was eventually crucified at Calvary. (Matthew 26:14-16) Let us therefore thank God who is forever faithful to us as fully trust in Him in saving our souls from fiery hell, and one day, He promoting us to His glorious heaven. (1 Peter 1:6-9)
2. God Of My Sustenance (55:22-23)
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (55:22)
God had never failed David, not even once, though he had failed God many times. God supplied and sustained all of David’s needs as he cast all his burdens and responsibilities of leading his family and the kingdom of Israel upon Him. Indeed, let us cast all our burdens and responsibilities upon God, as He truly loves and cares for us. Our loving God shall supply all our needs, and sustain us, just like He sustained the people of Israel through Joseph in supplying corns from Egypt to them in time of famine. (Acts 7:11-15)
3. God Of My Soul (56:1-13)
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? (56:13)
David cried and poured out his heart and soul to God in all his discouragement and disappointment in life, and God actually collected all his tears into His bottle of comfort. (56:8) David had many enemies because he was close to God. This is what will happen to us when we are close to God, as we will have many opponents who differ from us because of our faith in Him. Indeed, there is nothing wrong in pouring out all our frustrations to God, but make sure that at the end of the day, we must still thank God for who He is, and what He had done for us, and is doing for us, and will be doing for us, because He knows best, what is truly best for us. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Let us therefore fully believe, trust and rejoice in God, and know that our souls are saved with Him in all eternity. (Mark 8:34-38)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for saving my soul from fiery hell to glorious heaven.