But as for me….

“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God.  You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5.

David was NOT poor and needy by our standards of those things.  He was wealthy, and he had protection.

David, however, knew that without God, he was poor and needy.

I need to see myself in the same way.  I have NOTHING without Him and I am nothing of Godly value without Him.

David got this and prayed accordingly.

David expresses the reality that God was with him present and future.  He could have added “past” too.

My troubles expose my relationship to God.  Where do I go when the going gets tough?

That’s why there’s so much Scripture about the wealthy.  Too often those folks have created alternatives to their need for God.  Trouble?  Call my lawyer.  Sickness?  Get the doctor.  Money issue?  Withdraw from trust fund.  There’s always an answer and it isn’t God.

I must recognize my status (poor and needy) and never forget that God is with me now and in the future.

Conclusion: I am blessed when I realize that I need Him and when I let Him hold my present and future in His Hands.

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