Daily Devotions


Day 244

Psalm 31:19a "Oh, how great is Your goodness..."

Day 244 – Psalm 31

“Oh, how great is Your goodness…” Psalm 31:19a


How does one remain strong in faith despite severe adverse circumstances? David drew much needed strength from his trust in the goodness of the Lord.

“Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion
From the strife of tongues.”
Psalm 31:19-20

1. “How great is Your goodness”

a) An appreciation of God’s goodness as an integral attribute of God (Exodus 34:6).
b) A sense of awe at the great immensity of God’s goodness.
c) Recipients of God’s great goodness:-
i) Those who fear the Lord.
ii) Those who trust in Him.
d) The goodness of the Lord:-
i) It is laid up (reserved).
ii) It is prepared.
iii) It will one day be revealed in the presence of the sons of men.

2. Evidence of God’s great goodness

a) God’s protection of those who fear and trust Him.
b) He will hide them from the evil plots of men.
c) He will keep them safe amidst the strife of tongues (slander, reproach etc).
d) He has “a secret place” for those who trust Him.