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Read Psalm 4

Read Psalm 4

4  Answer me when I pray,
O God, my defender!
When I was in trouble, you helped me.
Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.
2     How long will you people insult me?
How long will you love what is worthless
and go after what is false?
3     Remember that the Lord has chosen the righteous for his own,
and he hears me when I call to him.
4     Tremble with fear and stop sinning;
think deeply about this,
when you lie in silence on your beds.
5     Offer the right sacrifices to the Lord,
and put your trust in him.
6     There are many who pray:
“Give us more blessings, O Lord.
Look on us with kindness!”
7     But the joy that you have given me
is more than they will ever have
with all their corn and wine.
8     When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace;
you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.


Verse 7 and 8 speak of finding satisfaction in God alone.  Paul echoes this Psalm in Philippians 4:11 "I have learnt to be content with what I have."


Lord - help me to happy with the blessings you have given me.

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