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Psalm 119:23

Psalm 119:23

“Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.”

The fear of man lays a snare (Proverbs 29:25). The Psalmist here stands firm in His trust of the Lord’s protection. His confidence is not in earthly protection though. Christians are not any more specially protected from death than anyone else.

So often verses like this one are used to stir up feelings of comfort that simply aren’t there. The Lord could very well call us home to be with Him today. The idea that the Lord specially blesses believers by extending their life here on earth is simply not true. Some of the most faithful saints were called home to be with the Lord after a very short life.

So, the spiritually mature thing to do when in trouble, is to meditate on the Lord’s statutes, and maintain an eternal perspective. This world is not our home.

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