Gene Benjamin II
Our Daily Drink – 7-22-10
Our Scripture drink today is found in Psalm 86, “Bow down Your ear, O Yahweh, hear me; for I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my life, for I am holy; you are my Mighty One; save Your servant who trusts in You!” A good prayer starts with a truthful confession, we are all poor and needy before our Maker. David makes an honest assessment of himself before Yahweh. But notice he also says he is holy. Saints, we are set apart, holy, unto Yahweh, for His purposes, for His service.
“3Be merciful to me, O Yahweh, for I cry to You all day long. 4Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Yahweh, I lift up my soul. 5For You, Yahweh, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. 6Give ear, O Yahweh, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.” We all need Yahweh’s mercy and joy flooding our soul. We must always acknowledge Yahweh’s goodness. He always wants us to recognize that it is He Who is on the throne, not us. He is our supply, our Great Provider. When we’re in trouble, He wants to hear from us. Even when we’re not in trouble, He wants to hear our voice crying unto him. We are His children, He is our Almighty Father. David always trusted Yahweh to answer his prayer; we need to trust our Heavenly Father like that. Always expecting an answer in faith. Yahweh can work with expectant faith.
“8Among the gods there is none like You, O Yahweh; nor are there any works like Your works. 9All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Yahweh, and shall glorify Your name. 10For You are great, and do wondrous things; you alone are Yahweh.” Yahweh loves to be exalted and praised. Make it a habit in your prayer and life of worship. We were created to worship Him.
“11Teach me Your way, O Yahweh; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. 12I will praise You, O Yahweh my Mighty One, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. 13For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” Isn’t David great? He always had a teachable spirit. He always wanted to know Yahweh more intimately, a better and better love relationship every day. Those who have walked with Yahweh for a few years, can you even count how many times and ways He has delivered you out of trouble? He is our great deliverer, and soon will be coming to bring the final great deliverance of the Church into glory. We look forward to that Day, even though it may be a dark day for the lost, it is the day of final victory for the people of Yahweh. The Kingdom of Yahweh is being prepared to be given to the saints of the Most High King.
“14O Yahweh, the proud have risen against me, and a mob of violent men have sought my life, and have not set You before them. 15But You, O Yahweh, are a Mighty One full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth. 16Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give Your strength to Your servant, and save the son of Your maidservant.” David was in many situations where he needed Yahweh to save him from other men. Humans don’t seem to like Yahweh’s people, so sometimes we need more than just our souls saved, we need our backs covered, we need our physical lives protected from danger. He delivers and saves.
“17Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, Yahweh, have helped me and comforted me.” Yesterday, I had to make a 250 mile roundtrip to a doctor for my wife. I had only about ¾ of the gas in the truck that we needed to get all the way back home. Great. We made it back to Colorado Springs and stopped to ask some people if they could lend us some gas money. We couldn’t get ahold of anyone. Yeshua told us to go on to Canon City. We did. According to my gas gauge, I only used about one gallon of gas to get from the Springs to Canon City. That was a miracle in itself in my gas guzzler. He prompted us to stop at our regular gas station, so we did. I asked the clerk if she could advance me some gas so I could get home, she said she could not. I thanked her anyway. Yeshua prompted me to just put my debit card into the gas pump. I had only a few cents in my bank account, and no overdraft protection, so my card should have been rejected. It was NOT rejected. I pumped a few gallons into the truck and we made it home, with enough gas left to get back out to the gas station again when we go to town. Thank you Yeshua!! That was a pretty cool sign that Yahweh loves us and can take care of us no matter what!! Bless His holy name forevermore!
John 4:13a, 14, “Jesus answered and said to her, “ . . . 14whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.””