The Lord Our Shield (Psalm 3:1-8)Nathan Currey, November 20, 2005
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Morning Worship service
Since our salvation belongs to the Lord we can face our foes with confidence
I. The Foes
A. How They’re Rising
B. What They’re Saying
II. The Lord Who Answers
A. Our Shield
B. Our Glory
C. The Lifter of Our Head
III. The Peace for God’s People
A. Sleep Granted/ Life Sustained
B. Salvation Provided/ Enemies Struck
C. Blessings Abound
Sermon application notes
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A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3:1 O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
there is no salvation for him in God. Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah (ESV)