Save Me, O My God

Psalms 3 – Psalms 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God!

Ever felt like you needed God to save you? Sadly I think there are too many people in our world today who don’t believe they need saving, well that is, until they do. We all have times when we recognize our need for God to save us. More often than not, this plays out in a situational way. God, please save me from this or that situation. God, please save me from these people who are against me. In these and so many situations, the need for salvation is real, and it points to a greater need, salvation from our sins.

Psalm 3 is said to be a Psalm David wrote when he fled from his son Absalom. In 2 Samuel 15, David’s disgraced son conspires against him and leads the people’s hearts away from David. This causes David to flee Jerusalem. The puzzling thing to me has always been why David, the mighty man of valor who was the warrior who slew Goliath fled in the first place. God’s direction seems to be absent from David’s reasonings. What isn’t puzzling is that this story unfolds as more of a consequence of David’s failures and sins. He was told that because of his sin with Bathsheba, more consequences would fall on his house; thus, we have Absalom’s conspiracy to overthrow his Dad’s kingdom.

The backstory helps us understand that when David was crying out for God’s help, David was partly to blame for his mess. This is why this cry is bigger than just a cry for protection. This cry is ultimately a cry for God to save him from his sins. Sadly for David, the penalty for David’s sins hadn’t been paid for on the cross yet. David would only get glimpses of the Messiah and Savior that would come from his very bloodline.

As we are full on in the Holiday Season, I hope you see all the more the beauty of Christ coming to earth to save us from our Sins. We create a lot of the messes we need to be saved from, and all need to cry out for God’s salvation. That salvation is only found in Christ. As Matthew’s Gospel puts it, “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, NASB)

This Christmas, my prayer is that if you have never cried out to God for salvation from your sins, you will do so. And for those of us who have already done so, we will continue to be thankful and cry out to God in confessing sins and gratefulness for his pardon and forgiveness.

Grateful for Christ’s forgiveness of sin,
Pastor Mike

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