Surround Me With Your Favor – Psalm 5-12

Surround Me With Your Favor

Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You. But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor, You will surround him as with a shield.

This psalm describes the love, goodness and righteousness of God. David Starts out by asking the Lord to consider his meditation. He asks the Father to heed to His heartfelt cry as he lifts his meditation to the Lord. The Lord did hear the prayers of this righteous king because he was a man after God’s own heart. 

The Lord heard David’s cry every morning because he approached God in faith and with a grateful heart. He continually instructed Israel and us to continually enter God’s gates with praise. When we do this God’s power is released into our circumstances. 

The evil, boastful and hard-hearted cannot dwell in His presence. Only the righteous in Christ can enter and dwell in God’s presence. God desires for all to come to salvation and He desires every person to come into His presence and dwell there. He is the Almighty God whose presence protects us from the evils of the world.


Psalm 91 tells us that we can dwell in the secret place of the Most High and He shall cover you in His feathers. 

David asks the Lord to lead Him as He comes into the temple to worship Him. He came into the house of the Lord and experienced His abundant mercy. David experienced the mercy of God throughout His life and He knew how to worship God. Lord, surround us with your favor. 

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