My Deliverer – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Psalm 70:1-5
Key Verse: Psalm 70:5
Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay.
The Psalmist David was being chased down by his enemies; they wanted him dead. We can’t imagine what it would be like to wake up every day realizing someone is out to kill you. David was a humble man. Read how he was feeling about himself: “Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God…” (Psalm 70:5a). David had only one source of hope, which was for God to be His deliverer—his helper!
As we read these first five verses of Psalm 70, we run into the word “ezer” once again. The help that is indicated here is for God to be a deliverer. David needed God to step into his life in a dramatic fashion if his life was to be saved. David needed God to be his deliverer from the hands of his enemies. David’s enemies were far too many and too strong for him to fight them. David didn’t try to fight by himself; he turned to his “ezer;” his helper and deliverer.
We get into battles in this life. Most of us don’t particularly fear for our physical lives. However, we are still full of fear that we will be overpowered. When we face these battles, God wants us to do what the Psalmist David did: turn to Him to fight our battles. God still wants to be your deliverer.
Once again take note: The Bible uses the same word in reference to spouses living out life together in marriage. God wants each spouse to be a sort of deliverer. (Continued)
Father, thank you for wanting to help me fight my battles. I praise you for your unmatched strength. In Jesus’ name, amen.