Welcome to Day 27. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 31 Bible Verses About Practicing The Presence Of God. This short devotional is based on Psalm 34:10.
Read Psalm 34:10.
Psalm 34 is a much loved and beautiful Psalm. There are so many verses that you could choose from it when studying the topic of seeking God. You may have already seen one of our scripture collections that are available in our shop based on Psalm 34:8, Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34 meaning
David wrote Psalm 34. He had just escaped from Abimelech by altering his behavior. To escape being captured by the Philistines, David pretended to be insane. (You can read about this event in Samuel 21:10-15) Back in this time people that suffered from insanity were thought to either be cursed by the gods, or especially touched with divine messages. This resulted in most people not wanting contact at all with such people. David was able to escape to a cave at Adullam. He was joined there by other desperate men. It seems that this joyful and wise psalm was written and sung from this cave, in the presence of those desperate men.
What an inspiration David is to us and those desperate men!
Why did David write Psalm 34?
David wrote Psalm 34 because he was so thankful for God rescuing him that he is overwhelmed with a desire to praise Him. After thanking God for his rescue, he then appeals to the desperate men in the cave with him, to trust God. He encourages them to "taste and see that the Lord is good". This is a strong call to action to fully engage in God and discover His mercy and grace. David acknowledges that faith in God does not make a person immune to hardship (Psalm 34:19) but that God provides all that His people truly need (Psalm 34:8-10).
Psalm 34:10 meaning
As a young shepherd boy, David was well acquainted with lions. We are told in 1 Samuel 17:34-35 that he killed at least one lion that was attacking his sheep. David knew that even strong, young lions could go hungry but he was confident from seeing God's hand in his life that those who fear the Lord lack nothing. That is the reward of those who diligently seek Him.
Join me for a short devotional below and we will discuss that those who seek the Lord diligently lack nothing.
What does it mean to seek God?
To seek God means to pursue Him with your whole heart. It means that you seek Him as your friend. It means that you seek His favor and plan in your life and it means that you want all the blessings poured out on you that God has promised in His Word, the Bible to pour over you.
David knew many trials and tribulations in his life. He diligently pursued God and was rewarded with God's wisdom and strength and divine protection. This is our same reward if we pursue God and seek Him with our whole heart and passion.
We still may face illness and other trials but you know that God is with you in them. The ultimate victory is that when our time on earth ceases, God has prepared a place for us with Him (John 14:2-3)
Have you realized that you may not have many material riches but you truly are rich 'in Christ'?
Throughout our whole study of 'Practicing The Presence Of God' bible verses, we are constantly being shown the riches we gain through knowing Jesus.
I would much prefer to know God's supernatural deep peace and protection during life's storms than to
have lots of material goods that weigh me down. I have seen Him provide for my small family when we had financial needs in the past and even in recent times.
One remarkable testimony of God's provision is how, over the past few years, whenever our log pile dwindles, we receive an unexpected delivery of wood. It's truly a marvel because we never mention our need to anyone, and yet, during the summer months when I am not even aware of our firewood requirements, God sends the supply. This consistent demonstration of His care uplifts my spirit, making me bold and strong in my faith, and fills me with the expectation that God already knows my needs ahead of time and will surely meet them.
I am continually reminded that God's ways are higher than ours, and His timing is perfect. He sees our needs even before we do, and His love for us is unwavering.
Those who fear the Lord lack nothing.
We serve a big God and He cares about every tiny detail of our lives. He promises to never leave us or forsake us. Use the following questions to go deeper with God and to help you listen to what He is saying to you through Psalm 34:10. You can use the free prayer journal or a notebook.
Today's devotional is based on Psalm 34:10 which is from our Practicing The Presence Of God: 31 Presence Of God Scriptures Plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 31 scriptures about God's presence in the Resource Library. It has a bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook and answer the following questions.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart.
Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our bible verse today, Psalm 34:10.
Scripture Prayer - Lack Nothing
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. This is a great way to practice the presence of God. Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying Psalm 34:10.
Thank You Father that Your plan for my life is to lack nothing. You have a good plan for my life and to secure it, I need to pursue it passionately. Thank you for Your unending patience and love for me. Thank you so much for providing for my needs. Fill me with a passion to know Your Word and to understand the promises that You have made to me in them. Thank you for Your promise in Psalm 34:10 that "who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing."Amen.
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