"The LORD has set apart... him who is godly..."
Day 31 – Psalm 4
“The LORD has set apart… him who is godly…” Psalm 4:3
PERSPECTIVE OF THE UNGODLY
In the struggle for power, few make a distinction between the godly and the ungodly. The ungodly thinks nothing of stooping to the lowest of depths to gain the upper hand. They would resort to falsehood if that could help them achieve their end.
A CORRECT PERSPECTIVE
Are the ungodly right? Would the unscrupulous wicked always win through their cunning plots? David’s answer may be seen in this text!
“But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to Him.”
1. “But know”
a) David was certain about what he believed in.
b) His knowledge could have been based on:-
i) His observation of life.
ii) His knowledge of the Person (character) of God.
iii) Divine revelation.
2. “The LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly”
a) This is Divine revelatory knowledge indeed!
b) The concept of being “set apart” involves the following things:-
i) This reflects an active choice on God’s part.
ii) Obviously God must have employed certain criteria in choosing.
iii) One of the key criterion is that the person must be “godly”.
iv) The chosen godly are people set apart for God Himself.
v) These would form “His people”.
3. “The LORD will hear when I call to Him”
a) David identified himself with the godly… the righteous (not sinlessness though).
b) He assures himself that God would indeed hear the cry of the godly.
c) He refuses to engage in ungodly activities. Instead he chose to pray humbly!