“He Bowed Down His Ear To Me” ( Psalm 116:1-2, WYC ) by Carley Evans

Here David presents God the Father as the loving parent who seeks out His child, bows His head downward so that His ear is close by, fully able and willing to listen to His baby’s voice. God even hears and fully comprehends His child’s “inward call.”

Alleluia. I loved the Lord; for the Lord shall hear the voice of my prayer. (Alleluia. I love the Lord; for the Lord hath heard the words of my prayer.) For he bowed down his ear to me; and I shall inwardly call him in my days (and I shall call to him in all my days).

“The Lord Is On My Side” (Psalm 118: 5 – 6, ESV) by Carley Evans

If you actually believe this statement: “The Lord is on my side;” then not much out there in the world scares you. Even in great distress, anxiety, pain; we need only call on the Lord. His response is swift. He sets us free.

Our freedom is purchased at great price, but once paid for; it never needs paying for again.

“The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on” the one who hates me. (Psalm 118: 7) Who hates me? My adversary, the one who makes accusations against me to God, to my brothers and sisters in Christ, to my fellow human beings on this planet. My adversary hates me because he hates God.

“What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the Lord.” (Psalm 116: 12 – 13) He “is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”