This morning my Bible reading found me in Psalm 34. I sometimes will read a Psalm and circle the attributes or roles of God that I see throughout the Psalm and note it in the margin. I don’t do this every time I read the Bible, but that’s what I did this morning. I’m only 34 chapters into Psalms, but as I’m sure you could guess, the same themes keep popping up again and again. Some of the most common themes so far are helper, rescuer, defender, protector, fortress, refuge, guide, strength, unfailing love, holy, trustworthy, faithful, compassion, ruler, judge, and more.
Today, as I was reading, something stood out that hadn’t stood out to me so far. Let me quote a few parts and see if you pick up on it too.
“I prayed…he answered…he freed.” v. 4
“Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy” v. 5
“I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved…” v. 6
“Those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.” v. 10
“The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues…” v. 17
“No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” v. 22
Source: Special Needs Parenting- Key Ministry