Joy, Protection, and Restoration

I somehow think that I’m not supposed to blog on this tonight as I’ve been trying to type this out for 2 hours, and I am just getting to the actual typing.  Everything seems to be fighting me.  Therefore, I will blog about it, no matter how insignificant it is.

Tonight’s devotional was Psalm 41:1-2.  I’m adding verse 3 as well.

1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.

Weak, being those in need of assistance.  So, blessed are those that help those in need, for the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.  What does deliver mean? To release or save.  So, the Lord will save them in times of trouble. The King James version actually says to take joy in helping those in need.  And yes, we should do works with joy, not dread.  We should have the joy in our heart.

The Lord protects and preserves, maintains them.  He counts them among the blessed in the land.  Land, I believe means, the city/town/country, where the person dwells.  He does not give them up to their enemies.  Notice it doesn’t say that the enemy won’t make life miserable, just that He will not give them up to enemy.

The Lord will sustain those when sick and will restore them.  He will take care of us when we are sick.

How comforting to know what when we do the right thing, we will be taken care of and we don’t need to worry about these things.

God bless you.

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