Psalms 55:16


“Because they have no changes”


Psalms 55:16-18 says, “As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; for there were many with me.

Notice King David’s response to the wickedness around him, prayer. Notice also the connection between prayer and victory in battle. There are many spiritual battles to be fought in this life and they must be won through prayer.

Psalms 55:19 says,  God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

An interesting reason is given hear for why some people do not trust in Jesus Christ. It says, “because they have no changes.” In other words their lives are the same everyday. They have a routine, nothing unpredictable or unexpected happens. Now there is nothing wrong with having a routine most people in the world have lives that have no changes so to speak. They get up they go to work they go home they pay their bills.

But the truth is there is a false security in a life that has no changes because eventfully there will be changes. This is the nature of life. Even if a person lived a long life with no changes eventually change would come. That person would grow old and die. Change does come, unexpected things happen, the storms and sorrows of life will come eventually if they have not

But for many people to have a life of no changes can be a stumbling block to them trusting in Jesus. After all they are trusting in no changes just the same as a person might trust in their riches to save them.

Psalms 55:19 says,  God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

God shall, hear, and afflict them. When changes do come in a person’s life often God is involved in those changes using the circumstances to work in that person’s life to bring them to the gospel. God want’s men to fear Him, to respect Him, to awe at His glory. You can be certain change will come to give you a  chance to fear God.

Psalms 55:20-21, “He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

In talking about evil men Psalms chapter 55 focus on one characteristic, their dishonesty. These verses say that their dishonesty is used to steal away peace and cause war. These verses also are an excellent description of false teachers and what the antichrist will be like, words “smoother than butter, but war was in his heart

If you trust Jesus for wisdom then you will not be deceived by the liars in the world around you no matter how subtle or crafty their lies may be.

Psalms 55:22-23 says,  Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. But Thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee. This is a great truth from God’s Word. Everyone has burden’s and man was not mean to carry His own burden’s without God. If you trust in Jesus all will be well even regardless of what bloody and deceitful men do.

No matter how heavy the burden Jesus will be there to comfort you, to guide you, to help you, to carry your burden for you. There is no burden greater than all the sins of the world and Jesus carried that burden to the cross in death. If the burden of your own sins has been lifted by the blood of Jesus then surely with Jesus any other  burden is a burden you can b are.

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior then pray to Him right know and say Lord I know that I am a sinner and I repent of my sins to you. And Jesus will lift the burden of your sins from you.


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