My Help Comes From Jehovah
|Minister:||Rev. Ronald Van Overloop|
|Psalters:||274, 352, 288, 347|
|Confession of Faith|
- The pilgrim’s longing.
- The psalm expresses the spiritually weary pilgrim longing to be assured that God still is in a positive relationship with him.
- The name “Jehovah” helps us understand the relationship He has established and maintains.
- In the Old Dispensation this was in the Temple, where God dwelt with His people (cf. Ps. 27:4).
- In the New Dispensation we have Immanuel, God with us – with each one of us.
- More: Jerusalem and the temple were types of heaven.
- Heaven is called the new Jerusalem where God dwells with His people in Christ in perfect fellowship and friendship.
- Now we are pilgrims who enjoy the beginning of God’s blessings in anticipation of the fullness of God’s blessed fellowship.
- This pilgrim song expresses trust and reliance on Jehovah for His help.
- As each of us make our trek to Zion we face the devil, the alluring world, and our old man.
- Jehovah is the Helper and Keeper (Preserver) of His people.
- “Help” conveys the idea of aiding someone by surrounding them in order to defend them.
- And He is our “keeper,” guard, set a watch, protector, or preserver (3,4,5,7,8).
- We must look upward to Jehovah for help. If we look at the winds and the waves we will sink.
- The power of God is far greater than of all the forces against us, for He made them.
- He works by His almighty Spirit and Word to strengthen us so we may resist the wiles and attacks of the devil.
- As you begin your life as a confessing member, lift up your eyes to Jehovah, through prayer and seek Him in His Word.
- And you are to know that His Help is eternal: “forevermore.”