BCL Grow: God of Salvation — Psalm 7:1
Psalm 7:1 (Redemption)
O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me. — Psalm 7:1
“…as we reflect on this psalm, let us not do so with an eye to our own meager sufferings, the relatively minor false accusations that we suffer. In doing so, we risk mounting our high horse of pride and arrogance. Rather, let us look at this psalm through the lens of the crucified Christ. Pray this psalm, and enter into the mind of the Lord in the context of His suffering and crucifixion….Gaze upon Christ, knowing that He will, in the end, right all wrongs.” — J. V. Fesko, Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1-8, p. 248.
Steps to Take
1. Consider: Christ Jesus suffered the most horrendous death on the cross. Consider the depth of suffering he endured on our behalf so that we may find refuge in him, even in our own sufferings.
2. Remember: As Christ suffered so we also suffer. Yet we are not alone, but Christ Jesus has sent us his Spirit to strengthen and preserve us. Keep your eye on him always, and be near other Christians who share our burdens with love and encouragement.
3. Rejoice: Christ suffered and died for you—this is love beyond measure. Having been crucified for our sins, he calls us to rejoice even in our own sufferings as he increases our faith through them. Serve him with gladness and gratitude.
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