Psalm 17 – Confident of God
The thing that struck me most in this psalm was David’s confidence in God, especially in v.8 and v.15.
“Keep me as the apple of your eye” (v.8) implies David knew He was the apple of God’s eye and wants to stay there. He knew he was greatly loved and was precious to God, and so are we.
“And I – in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” (V.15). David was looking forward to the cross (whereas we look back to the cross) to obtain righteousness and David knew with certainity that he would see and would be satisfied. We also need that heart felt assurance.
I was reading Bill Hybels, “Becoming a Contagious Christian” and he said that to be a contagious Christian we must have a heart felt assurance that not only is our life better now than it was before we knew God, but the lives of others will be better too, even through the tough times. I know my own life is immeasurably better now than before I was a Christian.
During this next week I’ll be looking at Proverbs 30 (by request). I’ll post about it next Thursday.