When the righteous cry…

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Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. 

The psalmist writes in this verse regarding “the righteous” who cry for help. Righteous people are those who are in right relationship with God the Father. And, as you know, the Old Testament covenant was the covenant of the law. So those who abided by the law of Moses could expect the Lord to “rescue them from all their troubles”.

This is interesting because all of the greats pillars of the faith (Abraham, Moses, David, and so on) had plenty of troubles. The promise wasn’t that the righteous would be without troubles, but that they would be rescued from them.

This is still true today. We will endure troubles. Lots of them. And though our troubles may ultimately end in death, we are still rescued from them via eternal life in Jesus Christ. I have to remember that today as I consider my own troubles and those of people I know and love. Dear Lord, rescue us as we cry to you. Amen.

 

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