1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
According to Your Heart
We began this series of devotions with the intent of understanding what it meant to return to our first love. David, who penned a large majority of these Psalms was known as a man after God's own heart, and through his words we can gain a greater sense of his heart's devotion to God.
Psalm 20 begins with a blessing to the child of God. There is, however, something to be noted about this blessing found in verse 4. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel. If all of the blessings found in verses 1-3 are based upon our own heart's relationship to God, how much can we expect God to fulfill these blessings in our own lives?
What kind of a Christian are we? Do we pretty much live life as we please and then expect God to bail us out in the day of trouble, or are we focused from the very depths of our hearts and souls upon faithfully serving God? We have an amazing God, and yet how quickly we tend to leave him to run after meaningless pursuits.
In a time when the world is rushing after wickedness, let us, by the grace of God, return to God, our first love.
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Amen, so let it be!
God Bless You,