Psalm 31:6b "But I trust in the LORD."
Day 235 – Psalm 31
“But I trust in the LORD.” Psalm 31:6b
ISRAEL’S HISTORY OF IDOLATRY
Israel had a long history of turning away from God to idolatry!
1. Rachel stole and kept the idols of her father Laban (Genesis 31:30, 34, 35).
2. In the days of Moses, Israel turned away from God to worship a golden calf (Exodus 32).
3. In the days of the Judges idolatry was practiced (Judges 17-18).
DAVID’S OUTRIGHT REJECTION OF IDOLATROUS WAYS
No matter how dire the circumstances of life, David refused to bow to idols as an alternative to faith in God.
“I have hated those who regard useless idols;
But I trust in the LORD.”
1. “I have hated those who regard useless idols”
a) Israel was not free from influence of idolatry.
b) David was fully aware of the Lord’s commandments.
i) To have no other gods
ii) To make no idols
c) David was determined to keep this commandment from the Lord.
d) The statement of “hatred” of idolaters must be understood in the context of his avowal to be faithful to the Lord’s command.
2. “I trust in the LORD”
a) Trust in the Lord was re-affirmed (Psalm 31:1, 6b).
b) Life may be fraught with problems and difficulties, but he was determined that he would never renege on his statement to trust in the Lord fully.
c) But nothing would influence David from determining that he would be faithful and true to the God who had redeemed him.