~ Psalm 3 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~

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~ Psalm 3 ~Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~



The Psalms are the inspired Word of God! It is a marvelous compendium of spiritual songs composed by several authors. It is Israel’s God breathed hymnbook from ancient times yet just as relevant today in this 21st century!


God spiritually engaged as many as seven or more dedicated authors (7) to write the Psalm under the inspiration of His Holy Spirit and one of them was David! It has been noted that he wrote at least (75) seventy-five or more Psalms. David was a man of war and knew what it was like to be betrayed by those of his very own household. In the midst of spiritual warfare one must become aware, alert, spiritually centered, discerning and assiduously diligently seek the Lord’s face for direction. The Word of God has much to teach us on how to respond as well as how not to respond.


Many think that being a Christian is a bed of roses but it is quite the contrary. The spiritual warfare can become quite vehement and can come from unexpected places. It is important to keep abreast of the Word of God and study and apply its principles to our daily life. Whatever comes our way we can become “conquerors” through Christ Jesus. Here in this 3rd Psalm we learn that David had to stand in the midst of the spiritual warfare that was attempting to divide his very own household.


The Psalm’s was studiously complied during Israel’s extended time in the wilderness while they were being taught to how to properly worship. Here we again learn that being a Christian is a daily lifestyle.


There is universally only One True Church that belongs to God and Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church. God desires that we worship, pray, lift our hands in praise and fellowship in your chosen place of worship where HIS Church gathers! Those of us who are believers and upon the profession of our Faith have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts as Savior and Lord, are to worship Him in “Spirit and in TRUTH! Wherever the body of Christ assembles in both large, small, mega and home assemblies throughout the world in the Name of Jesus this is the way to properly worship! The purpose of His Church is to worship preach, teach, proclaim, and edify the Lord and win others to Jesus Christ who extends His plan of Salvation to whosoever desires!


We today are living in a world where many seek to compromise the Word of GOD. They elect to make others comfortable in sin and portray this as being “unconditional love!” This is also another reason there is so much chaos about us throughout this world...


Loyalty is an undeniable virtue! Faithfulness to God’s Word and embracing His principles is a continual, growing, lifelong process! It is important to know that one can be loyal to the wrong thing. As believers It is never right to uphold someone when they are wrong or support them in doing anything that goes contrary to the WORD of GOD! This is true regardless of their position or status in life! “God is not a respecter of persons.” We all, both believers as well as non believers will have to give an account to Him for our life choices.


God is Love! He is so loving gracious and kind that HE allows us the right to choose. It is interesting that you can also choose to elect to go contrary to His Word; but that does not make it right! It is important to KNOW that there are consequences for those choices! This is why it is so impertinent to KNOW His Word for yourself.


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” II Timothy 2.


The devil has not changed his tactics and he still continues to try to undermine God’s principles for life and living. One of the conniving schemes he uses is to undermine good relationships. The Word of God is our “Life Manual!” It is completely accurate and was never meant to be used in order to justify a “personal agenda” nor “private agenda.” There are many who use the Word in order to gain control over others and subject them to ungodly worldly teachings that teach others to serve “created beings" and things rather than The Creator Himself!


“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him ALL things were created that are in Heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers. All things are created through Him and for Him. And He is BEFORE ALL THINGS, and in HIM ALL THINGS consist. And He is the Head of the body THE CHURCH. Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in ALL things HE MAY HAVE THE PREEMINENCE!” Colossians 1. PRAISE THE LORD!


The above is a noteworthy Scripture to ponder upon as one studies the Word of God. There is much going on in this world to undermine the credibility of HIS Word! We do one another such a disservice when we misinterpret the scriptures in any way. When found in err QUICKLY REPENT! Our goal as believers should be to seek TRUTH in any and all situations and apply the principles of His Divine and Holy Word to our daily lives. Not in a legalistic or religious manner but to adopt His Word as “A lamp unto our feet and a Light unto our path.” God is a God of order and His Way is always superior to that of the world. Yet it is often the road less traveled. God really does KNOW what is best for us!


This Psalm is about when David fled from his own son Absalom. The Word tells us that Absalom had a lovely sister named Tamar. His brother Ammon was infatuated and obsessed with her and raped her causing her much grief, turmoil and shame. For this Absalom became quite angry at his father David... However, David forbids him to recompense Ammon for this terrible deed against his sister. Absalom “hated Ammon, because he had forced himself on his sister, Tamar.” II Samuel 13.


Absalom against his father David’s wishes devised a plan to entrap his own brother and had him killed once his servants had gotten him to drink too much wine and become “merry with wine.” Absalom then flees… His father eventually forgives him… Absalom is one of David’s most handsomest sons! Absalom manipulated others and used his talents to undermine King David’s authority and win the people’s favor with his seemingly kindness. He was so very self serving. There are many life lessons one can learn from this intense value enriched saga as David is pursued by his very own son. Absalom rises up against his father David and betrays him subsequently Absalom is eventually killed as his long hair is entangled in a great terebinth tree! “Absalom rode on a mule. The mule went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left hanging between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.” II Samuel 18. He was killed while hanging there in the terebinth…

David was terribly grieved by the loss of his son even though he had warred fervently against him. “Then the king was deeply moved, and went he said thus: “Oh my son Absalom—my son Absalom—if only I had died in your place! Oh Absalom my son my son! David lamented the death of his son in spite of ALL the harm he had caused him.

This particular Psalm is written while King David is being maligned and his authority is being questioned! It is during this time that David confidently trusted God for Protection and Peace!


Book of Praise Lesson Highlights

BOOK 1

Victory In The Face Of Defeat

Theme: Confidently trusting God for protection and peace.

By King David

~ PSALM 3 ~



The foes of King David are many and he cries out earnestly and solemnly to the Lord! He is not restfully sitting on his throne but fleeing from his own flesh and blood. His rebellious son has rose up against him along with a host of traitors. This serves to remind us that when it appears that everything is against us; God is still for us! He did not say that it would be easy but when our sincere desire is to please Him above all else; In Him there is always Victory!


Whenever we are in a situation that seems as though all is against us it is the perfect time to turn to the Lord. During this time your Faith, Trust and Belief in Him can become fortified when you seek Him with your whole heart! Don’t blame God instead turn to HIM! God truly is able! “O LORD how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” GOD is Able!


There are times when you may not be able to sleep when going through for whatever reason? This too is a great time to turn to the Lord and His Word for comfort and direction. This is the time to fervently meditate on His WORD! In the midst of a crisis when you are focused on the Lord you can still rest in Him! He will put your mind at ease as you give your burden over to HIM! Instead, THANK GOD in the midst of your trial, situation or crisis! You can sleep if you will remember "HIS burdens are light...!" He wants to help you with your burden... KNOW that God has ultimate control over every and any situation! There is NO power stronger or greater than GOD! “ I lie down and sleep; I wake up again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up on every side. TRUST GOD'S WORD!


We do not have to become vengeful or complacent. Nor do we have to embrace or welcome the opposition or spiritual warfare by whomever it comes from or through! Instead we can pray that the Lord intercede on our behalf… In the meantime while going through we must continue to meditate on His Word! There are times we must fast as well...


It is impossible to please God without Faith! God is FAITHFUL! In His time He WILL keep, defend, protect and direct us! He knows your intentions… KNOW your position through Jesus Christ! When He is your Lord and Savior and you are committed to His Will and His Way you can stand on His Word! What shall we say in response to this? If GOD be for us who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all – How will He also along with Him graciously give us all things. Who will bring a charge against those whom GOD has chosen? It is GOD who justifies…” Romans 8.


We must TRUST and have complete confidence in the WORD of GOD! This is why it is so every important to not let anyone make you doubt the TRUTH of God’s infallible WORD! Absolutely nothing comes our way that God is not aware of! Praise God in any and every situation! Remain obedient to His Will and His Way! Your integrity and character are forever safe with HIM! Thank God for Jesus Christ!From the Lord comes deliverance. May YOUR blessing be upon your people."


This Psalm concludes saying: “Salvation belongs to the Lord; Your blessing is upon Your people.”

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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

DeBorrah K. Ogans

Very well presented and illustrated hub. You have always been a good, sensible writer. Congratulation!

David is a good example of forgiving others, especially when his own flesh and blood turned against him. It is hard to forgive one's family when he plans to have you killed.

David committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband, Uriah murdered, but God forgave him because he truly repented. Those who sin can take heart and repent for God truly forgives. God be praised!


His daughter 5 years ago

Wonerful Hub and insights, DeBorrah. I love the Psalms and usually find myself in them almost daily in my quiet time. I also like what you had to say about worship. It is even more then when we gather together in our assemblies. It is a lifestyle which Romans adequately describes. God bless as you continue to see revelations from His Word.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

DeBorrah, this Hub is loaded and powerpacked. God, The Creator, The Lord is Almighty. I agree that when times are most difficult, it is time to press into God. We learn and grow most in crisis and challenging time. Thank God that we can depend on Him!

Bless you my Sister for declaring the infallible Word of the Lord!


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

voted up and beautiful! Well written, informative and such a pleasant read. I certainly enjoyed your presentation and likewise find grace and direction in the Psalms. May our Lord's hand remain on you as you labor for the Kingdom.

blessings...


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

DeBorrah,

Out of everything you wrote, this really stuck out to me--"Here we again learn that being a Christian is a daily lifestyle." I think 99% of Christians miss that. Thanks for being true to the Word of God.


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Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

Wonderful. Thanks


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Excellent hub, very well-written, full of great exhortations and lovely insights. Truly only in the Lord we can rest our solid confidence. He is the ultimate source of security and protection. As it is written : "The Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe." Thank you for sharing these timely reminders. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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JeanieR 5 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

DeBorrah, thank you for a well put together hub! David is such an example of encouraging himself in the Lord. We can only imagine the anguish David went through in dealing with and then losing Absalom. God was his High Tower, his Shield and his Strength. What a path he blazed for us.

New year's blessing to you and your family!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Einron, Thank You for being my first and most gracious visitor! God Bless YOU! Your comments will help to further enlighten many. David’s history is vast and rich with a wealth of spiritual lessons we all can continue to benefit from!

Yes! God is a forgiving God... To God Be the Glory!

Thank you for taking the time too stop by and share your spiritual insight, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

His daughter, We share a Love for the Psalm they are amazing! The fact that there are 150 Psalms in the center of the Bible tells us just how very important Praise & Worship is to the Lord! Yes! "Being a Christian is a lifestyle!"

Thank you for sharing. Your comments are welcomed and appreciated! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Hey DeBorrah, you know I love your writings my love!!! Such a blessings to sit down and meditate in your writings. God has truly bessed you! Much love and I voted-up!


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Enjoyed the read.

He's the place I always run when life gets like that. Nothing calms me more than a living Word from Him.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Treasuresofheaven, THANK YOU! As you say “The LORD is ALMIGHTY!” Praise the LORD! Yes! We can truly depend on the LORD! “HE will never leave nor forsake us!” We must be obedient and continuously draw nigh to HIM daily! THANK GOD FOR JESUS!

Thank you for stopping by to share your encouraging words and exhortation to the LORD! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Samsons, Thank YOU! The Psalms are Marvelous! Be encouraged! So glad that you have been inspired! May the Lord continue to Bless & Keep you as you encourage others to become a part of HIS kingdom...

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Lifegate, AMEN! The LORD wants to be a part of our everyday lives!

The Psalms teach us the value of Praise & Worship...

Notice how from the very beginning HIS presence was with Adam & Eve... They choose to disobey... We can learn a lot from the WORD of GOD! Because of Jesus Christ we have HOPE! His sinless life, death, crucifixtion and resurrection has a great purpose; He has restored this possibility to us as believers! This is an ongoing spiritual journey... We need HIM as our personal Savior & Lord! But we must take the time to invite HIM in and ask HIM to fill us with HIS presence daily... God Bless YOU!

Thank you for sharing, In HIS, Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Valdimir, Great! Thank You & God Bless You! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Cristina, Powerful & insightful commentary! This further enhances the text and encourages further spiritual growth... This is what it is all about! I so agree as you say: "Truly only in the Lord we can rest our solid confidence. He is the ultimate source of security and protection." Amen! God created us for His purpose & Glory! Our true security and significance can only be found in the Lord!

Thank you for sharing in HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Jeanie R, You are so welcome! THANK YOU for sharing your wise spiritual insight!

God Bless you and yours as well ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~

Again, Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

DR PastorCarlotta, God Bless you! I am humbled by your encouraging words...

God is AWESOME! We have so much to be THANKFUL for in the LORD!

So glad you have been inspired Yes! We must spend time meditating upon His WORD... I Thank the Lord for you! May the LORD continue to minister through you to many others as you continue to Stand on HIS Word!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Much Love to you...


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Tamarajo, Thank You! You are running to the right place! His WORD is "ALIVE" & Powerful it is our Spiritual Food! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

There is so much to learn , and to keep on learning. Your faith in God is so wonderful , and is a great part of our strength as you guide us so well to the rewards of faith. God Bless You Dear Heart, and your precious children, and grandchildren. You are so much a very necessary and profound foundation and inspiration to us all.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

What a journey! You took us for quite a ride—full of spiritual insights and truth. I love the Psalms. They are a treasure trove for us to ponder. Thank you for this outstanding piece of true edification. Only you could have delivered such a powerful missive.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Stars, As children of God we are all forever learning and growing... The WORD of GOD is so very POWERFUL! It is our Life Manual that contains our Spiritual Food!

So glad that you have been encouraged and your strength and Faith renewed... God is worthy of our PRAISE!

Thank you for stopping by to share your words of inspiration, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

James A Watkins, There is so much wisdom to glean from the Word of God. The Lord is truly alone AWESOME!

I so agree "The Psalms are a treasure trove for us to ponder." AMEN!

You are so welcome! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share, your wisdom and insight are always welcomed here! I so respect and admire the marvelous collection of writings you continue to present here on The Hub Pages! I am most humbled by your kind and encouraging words...

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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no body 5 years ago from Rochester, New York

Reaping the consequences of sin, I can't imagine the terror of David. How does he defend himself when it is his own flesh and blood trying to jab him? when he knows that his own sin laid the foundation for his trial? I have no idea but we get a little hint when he asked Israel to be numbered and his general told him that it was not a good idea and he did it anyway. God told him to choose his punishment and he chose the choice that was not be be sought like he was from Absolom. Great hub, sister. I will follow all the way through. What an awesome teacher.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

Nobody, The one thing I keep in mind about David was that "he was a man after God's own heart." I Samuel 13. This tells me that he had to have many admirable qualities... However he allowed his flesh to get the best of him at times...

I am sure the time he was fleeing King Saul (who was also his father-in-law) impacted him as well as when he was pursued by his own son Absalom... Remember Abaslom did a terrible thing and David was not at all pleased! Yet David did not seek revenge against him... I can also see more compassion and his kindness towards Mephiboseth because of his love for Johnathan... David is a man of many facets his life was full of highs and lows... All of them show us that we never get to a point that we can do without the Lord! We can always count on God to be GOD, He is truly FAITHFUL!

Thank You Bob for freely sharing your thoughts, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


Ekerete James 4 years ago

i love hub, it is true that Gods Mercy Endureth forever more. in his light we all see light


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago Author

Ekerete James, Great! Amen! Yes, It is so true "God's Mercy Endureth Forever" Thank You for stopping by to share, Peace & Blessings!

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