But you, O LORD, do not be far off!
O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog!
Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
You who fear the LORD, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
Comment: Somehow and for some reason this Psalm was written by David because of some event(s) in his own life. But as I have expressed over the last couple of days this is a picture, I believe, God instituted, for us to look on and remember that the story of Jesus had been worked out by God. In the book of Revelation ch13 v 8 it claims that before the world came into existence this was God’s plan for Him to be able to justly offer forgiveness to people. And that is because a perfect sacrifice had been made on sinners’ behalf for our sin. I suggest that you read the passage again with that in mind.
Prayer: Help me to remember Father that basically the Jesus story is one of You reaching out to us.