A note in this copy of the KJV says this: “A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.”
How is any of this at all relevant to today? To THIS nation? Let us first set up the scene surrounding this passage.
David was the second King of Israel. While scripture says he was “a man after God’s own heart”, he was not always the best King. He made mistakes. Absalom wanted to be King in David’s place. He was determined to take the kingdom by force. David was running for his life, something he found himself doing more than once.
Now for the Psalm itself…
Psalms 3:1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Again, how does any of this apply to us, to this nation today?
Like David, we are the rightful rulers of this nation. We are a constitutional republic. In both cases the authority to rule was established by God Almighty.
Like David we have allowed another to usurp power and authority – to challenge our right to rule. In David’s case this was his own son, Absalom. Our challengers are embodied in the Political-Military-Industrial complex.
Like David we are now at a crucial point. Either we turn to God for deliverance or we will lose our right to rule.
David was a man of action. He was called a “bloody man”. Our own nation was established by a bloody revolution. The controllers usurped much power and authority by an even bloodier “civil war”. While we, as citizens, need to act, we need not come to bloodshed.
Our constitutional republic – our credentials, our right to rule is already established. All that is necessary is for us, individually and together as brethren in Christ, is to turn again to Almighty God, confess our sins, first and foremost in this instance, our slothful stewardship and ask for deliverance.
Search and you will find many instances whereas God delivered His people with no bloodshed. This is available now. When sovereign nations seceded from the Republic, they did so peacefully. It was President Abraham Lincoln who maneuvered the sovereign nation of South Carolina between a rock and a hard place. They made an unwise decision to defend themselves with force and are now saddled with the blame for “starting” the conflict that followed. Let us not make the same mistake.
Trust in Almighty God. Pray for forgiveness and deliverance. Accept the responsibility of stewardship and step up to the task at hand. Almighty God can and will deliver us!
For those of you reading this who are not Christian, do not despair! You are by no means excluded from God’s blessings even though you do not believe!
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
It seems silly to me to ask anyone who does not believe in the God and Father of Jesus the Messiah to ask Him to deliver you, much less to confess something you do not believe, so I will not.
If you are a citizen of this nation, you have the same authority as any other citizen. You have the same power. It is not for me to try to change your heart or your mind. However I cannot deny the gracious gift of Almighty God because you do not accept it as such. Between a Christian and a non-Christian one is correct and one is not. The truth will stand regardless of which side is correct. Neither what I believe nor what you believe can change what is true. So be it.
Again I ask my brother and sister citizens to go before Almighty God, confess your sins, ask for deliverance and guidance. He is faithful.