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Saving Relationship

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Reading: Psalm 20

Verses Six and Seven: “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed… we trust in the name of the Lord our God”.

Relationship is the key to our faith. In today’s Psalm, David speaks of the relationship we have with God. One of the keys to any good relationship is communication. David opens with one of our key communication tools: prayer. He asks God, “May the Lord answer you… protect you”. As the faithful we are to bring all things to God, trusting in God’s response. David then prays for blessings of help and support from God.

Another way we communicate with God is through our acts of worship. Often this occurs on Sunday mornings as we gather for corporate worship. How we choose to live our day to day lives is also an act of worship if it brings glory to God. When we offer some of ourselves or some of our time, talents, and resources, it is an act of worship. When we give to God or to others because of the love of God overflowing from our hearts, it is worship. When we sacrifice self and place God and neighbor ahead of our own interests and desires, we are also modeling for others the witness given by Jesus Christ.

David goes on to ask that God may give us the desires of our heart and for our plans to succeed. He is petitioning God to grant us a good life. David is not hoping that the king or any of us are billionaires, but that we find contentment and that God provides for all our needs.

As he closes, David turns to the salvation we find through our relationship with God. In verse six he writes, “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed”. When we confess Jesus as Lord, we are saved. We are anointed with the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, with the “saving power of God’s right hand”. David goes on to acknowledge that some people “trust in chariots and horses” – the things of man, the things of this world. “But…”, David writes. “But we trust in the name of the Lord our God”. David observed that those who trust in the things of this world are “brought to their knees”, but the faithful “rise up and stand firm”. We do so because we stand on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Thanks be to God for the great love that calls us into this saving relationship. Praise be to the Lord! Amen.

2 thoughts on “Saving Relationship

  1. I FIND , IM NOT A PEOPLE PERSON, I LOVE MY TIME ALONE WITH CHRIST. I ENJOY HEAR PEOPLE TALK ONLY IF , I CAN LEARN, FROM THERE WORDS, IF THE OLD WOMEN TALK ABOUT COOKING, OR THE LORD IT BE GREAT, BUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT OTHER OLD WOMEN OR OLD MEN OR CRAP , IM GET UP AND DONT GO BACK AND JOIN THEIR GROUP, IT A WASTE OF MY TIME,

    RELATIONSHIPS,, ARE NOT EASY,, I HATE TO WASTE MY TIME, IF IT NOT SOMTHING THAT WILL PLEASE OUR LORD, HE STAND NEXT TO US EVEN WHEN WE SIT IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
    HE HEARS OUR WORDS BEFORE WE SAY THEM.

    OLD , PEOPLE CAN HOLD ON TO ANGER, AND ACT LIKE 3 YEAR OLDS, THEY CAN MAKE A MESS,
    IN OUR DINNING ROOM AND WALK AWAY, AND THINK NOTHING OF IT,

    LOL LOL, ONE TIME, A OLD PAIR, HAD A PARTY IN OUR DINING ROOM AND PUT TRAST, IN THE CAN THAT HOLD OUR POP CANS WE GIVE TO THE NURSING HOME,
    PASTOR YOU KNOW ME, 🤣 THE NEXT DAY, I PUT THE TRASH CAN OUTSIDE THEIR APART DOOR, WITH A NOTE, AND LET THEM KNOW THEY WILL CLEAN UP THEIR OWN TRASH AFTER THEIR PARTYS, YOU ADULT ENOUGHT TO HAVE A PARTY, YOU ADULT ENOUGHT TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR SELF.
    YEP, RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT EASY, EVEN WHEN YOU OLD.
    SOME PEOPLE, THINK CAUSE, YOU HAVE LESS MONEY, THEN THEM, YOU NEED TO BE THEIR CARE TAKER,

    I CAN MAKE A PERSON AS MAD AS A BEE TRAP IN YOUR HAT,
    😁
    IM BLESSED BY JESUS , HE MAKES HAPPY , WHEN I CLEAN IN MY APT, I THINK OF HIM , MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID, WHEN YOU WORK , YOU DO IT FOR CHRIST, IT WONT SEEM LIKE WORK AT ALL, BUT IT WILL FELL LIKE PLEASURE. .

    CHRIST IS MY CORNER STONE. AMEN

  2. WE ALL NEED TO REJOICE IN OUR SALVATION THAT CHRIST HAS GIVEN US. I LOVE HIM SO.

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