<strong>Today you should read: Psalm 5
What is your motivation in doing JUMPSTART? Let me remind you…it is to point you to Christ and
take you one step closer – DEEP BREATH, you ready? CPC CHURCH check this out – realize the King
of Kings, if you are truly His servant, OUR KING HEARS OUR CRIES! WOW! CPC family, we love you,
but know this – Jesus Christ, the One who reigns over the universe, knows exactly what you are going
through and He hears your cries to Him like a Father who embraces His child! Live in this truth.
How do I know this is truth? Let’s take a glance at Psalm 5 and see how we can grow one step closer
to being a true disciple of Jesus Christ by thinking and living biblically.
Psalm 5 is a morning prayer David presents as he reflects on the differences between the righteous
and the wicked.
V. 1, 2 David asks God to not only hear his cry, but his meditations – the Holy Spirit knows and can
interpret everything that is going on in and around you. Also note how David addresses God, “my
King and my God.” Hear within him the intimate connection and position he has with God.
V. 3 EVERY MORNING. This was not a sporadic occurrence, but a regular time David had with God.
V. 4-6 We, as believers have an inside track to the throne. We know FULL truth and grace – this is not
so with the wicked. God CAN NOT tolerates the wicked. Although, from a human perspective, it may
seem that others succeed, but in the end the wicked will be destroyed. Prayer has a Divine Power to
bring us back to this realization.
V. 7 David worshiped His Holy God! WORSHIP CPC FAMILY. SIMPLY WORSHIP THE KING and don’t
worship in hopes of receiving, but simply because God is WORTHY of our worship.
V. 8 As David’s enemies surround him he cries out for safety and protection asking God to lead him
through this time. As circumstances, trials, and tribulations hit you – continually cry out to a God who
owns every inch of the planet.
V. 10 Those who choose destruction will one day find their end in eternal destruction. Allow this to
motivate you to HATE sin.
V. 11-12 God will deal justly. He is just. Thank God we have an advocate to stand in our place. In this
passage God deals with the wicked justly and all those who are David’s friends are dealt with justly.
As they turn to Jehovah, they find refuge and rejoice in their great Defender!
As William MacDonald states, “God does favor the righteous – He surrounds them with GRACE as
their protective shield!”
CPC Family we love you, be encouraged that God is just. He protects the righteous and deals with
those who are wicked in a just manner! Praise Him that He has allowed you to be seen through His
Son, Christ. If Jesus hadn’t come we would still be just like the wicked, but because of Jesus’ sacrifice,
we are now righteous because He who was righteous became sin so we could be set free from sin!
Worship God – Enjoy God – Be useful to His Kingdom!
Posted by: Zach Monro