Unlimited: He Will Deliver You
Sep 5, 2019 1429
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death (Psalm 72:12-13, NIV).
Psalm 72:5 tells us, “May his name endure forever; his fame continue as long as the sun. May men bless themselves by him and all nations call him ‘blessed.'” What a king is this!
And unlike most kings, he is interested in the lowliest and the humblest and the weakest and the poorest and the neediest. Look at Psalm 72:12, “He delivers the needy when he calls, the poor, and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy and saves the lives of the needy.”
This is the king we need, we who are needy, who are dying, who are guilty, who are judgment bound, we need a king like this. We need Jesus.
The important thing is to live each day so, at the end of the day, you can say, “It is good that I lived.” The most horrible thing that could happen to anyone is to come to the end of life and say the world is no better for my being here.
You know, we are only stewards, we own nothing. Our talents are lent to us, our days are lent us, our health is lent us, our wealth is lent us. We own nothing. In God, we live, move, and have our being. What have I done with it? There is nothing more miserable than to come to the end of life and say, so what? A wasted life.
Instead, let us live for the King of kings who promises to deliver.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: When life is hard, do you feel that your life is not worth living? Do you remember that Jesus is the King who cares for those who are needy and hurting? How can you be sure not to waste this life he has given you?