Psalm 34


For this blog I want to focus on Psalm 34 and want you to read it before you read the rest of this message.
I would just like to highlight some points out of this Psalm

Psalms 34:1 (NKJV)
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Six questions. — Who? “I.” What? “Will bless.” Whom? “The Lord.” When? “At all times.” How? Why?
If His praise is continually in my mouth then there will be no place for slander and sinful talking and you will escape many of the snares the enemy has placed in place to cause you to fall.

Psalms 34:4 (NKJV)
I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Four key words:
fear – sought – heard – delivered
When you face a fearful situation or are overcome by fear, here is a way to get rid of the fear. Identify the FEAR. The seek (SOUGHT) the Lord’s face with the confidence and faith that He will hear you, and once you know that He has HEARD you then you can know that He will DELIVER you. Do not turn to your own strength to overcome fear, but in faith turn to God to help you. He never fails us.
Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Psalms 34:7 (NKJV)
The Angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
A great promise for you and me. We are protected and surrounded by God. He hears us and He responds to our calling for help.

Psalms 34:8 (NKJV)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
If there is a bowl of food in front of you and someone ask you if it is good, you can describe the way it looks and what is on the plate, but it is only in tasting it that you will be able to tell if it indeed is good. In the same way we must ‘taste’ the Lord, trust Him alone because we know that He is good and that will bring about great blessings over our lives.

Psalms 34:9-10 (NKJV)
Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Who is the one who fears the Lord? (Psalm 34:13-14)
It is one who
1. Keeps his tongue from evil
2. Lips from speaking deceit
3. Depart from evil and do good
4. Seek peace and pursue it

Psalms 34:18 (NKJV)
The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
When we get to the point where we know how dependent we are on God, and realise our own weaknesses, God is near us and redemption is close.

Psalms 34:22 (NKJV)
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
It really is much easier to trust God than to rely on our own efforts. Trusting on man, including trusting in ourselves, leads to a curse and destruction, but those who move their trust away from themselves and their own strength to God, will be redeemed

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