Psalms 3:1 No Reason to Fear

Psalms 3:1 (KJV)
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

The Psalmist acknowledged three things:

  • That his enemies had increased
  • That many people said God could not help him
  • That God was his shield and his glory

So, while the trouble had gotten worse, God had not changed. Perhaps more importantly, his trust in God had not changed.

In the midst of this trouble:

  • He believed God[1]
  • He prayed to God[2] and then
  • He rested in the assurance of God[3]

This sort of faith has no reason to fear any number of enemies. They are nothing before the Lord.

[1] Psalms 3:3 (KJV)
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

[2] Psalms 3:4 (KJV)
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

[3] Psalms 3:5 (KJV)
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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