Psalm 70

Psalm 70

(Read Psalm 70)

In the midst of encouraging all of God’s people to praise God, who is worthy of all praise and worship, the Psalmist professes to be poor and needy. Poverty comes in many forms.

In the story of the rich man and Lazarus the poor man in most eyes was Lazarus, but his name indicates that he had a rich relationship with God yet the rich man was destitute. The conclusion in this story is that it is better to be poor in this world’s goods and have a rewarding relationship with God.

This is a national poverty which is produced by the sins of the nation turning its back on God. This situation is very prevalent in our nation today. What is this poverty? It is a famine on the land, not of food or water but a famine of hearing the word of God. Man’s opinion in this country and in the church is more important than the truth of the word of God. Truely we are poor and needy. This is the worst kind of poverty.

Written by G. Stoves Sep 21, 2017