For the Director of Music

A psalm of David.

Psalm20:1-3, “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.”

We know that this psalm was written by David and it is graced with a title “For the director of music.” We can assume that it was written for the one who led the music in the Temple worship. The bottom line is that we don’t actually know to whom and why it was written. Yet, one of the amazing things about Scripture is that it was written for everyone. It was written for the recipient, it was written for the writer, but it was also written for us, the readers, thousands of years later. The Bible transcends time and space. It is a Book like no other. So, when this psalm was penned, it was written for all and it came from the heart of God.

It is a request that God will answer in times of distress. It is asking for protection. It is a plea for help and support. It is a cry that sacrifices will be remembered.

It is all of those things. So, if you are in distress, God will answer. If you need protection, God will protect. If you are in need of help and support, ask God for it. When you give, He will remember your sacrifices.

It may have originally been addressed to the director of music, but we can claim it as our own.

Jesus, Your Word is like no other book. It is filled with promises that I can claim. Thank You for each and every one of them.

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