Psalms 40: Blessings from God

Psalms 40 provides an interesting warning for all of us.

Psa 40:4  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

It sounds like proverb, and there are three things that David, through the inspiration of God, wanted us to learn out of this one. If we have all three of them, we will be blessed.

First, we are blessed when we put our trust in God. That really should not be much of a surprise. Becoming part of God’s family is a good place to start if we want to receive blessings from God.

Second, we are not to respect the proud. Keep in mind that this is in KJV English. When it talks about not respecting the proud, we are actually talking about not following them. In other words, if someone is starting to put him or herself in the place of the God, we need to be sure we keep our eyes were they need to be. We don’t want to go off following someone who is not moving in the right direction whatsoever. If we stay focused on God, we will be blessed.

Finally, we don’t want to turn to start following an outright lie. These lies can come from inside the church or outside the church. Think about it. Churches have wandered away from God before, and you want to make sure that you are so focused on the Truth. Beyond that, there are plenty of competing ideologies and religions in the world today that you can definitely find another one to follow if you want to. The Bible warns you not to follow those either if you want to be blessed by God.

I think that we want to be blessed by God. If He is indeed the God of the entire universe, He would certainly be a good one to receive blessings from. The three steps will help us draw closer to God and

About Zak Schmoll

Zak Schmoll is the founder of Entering the Public Square, and Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is currently a PhD student in Humanities at Faulkner University. His work has been featured on several websites including The Federalist, Public Discourse and the Fourth World Journal.

Posted on December 22, 2013, in Psalms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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