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Psalm 118:6 & meaning...


is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Psalm 118:6


Psalm 118 [1.] Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,

    for his loving kindness endures forever.

Let Israel now say

    that his loving kindness endures forever.

Let the house of Aaron now say

    that his loving kindness endures forever.

Now let those who fear Yahweh say

    that his loving kindness endures forever.

Out of my distress, I called on Yah.

    Yah answered me with freedom.

Yahweh is on my side. I will not be afraid.

    What can man do to me?

Yahweh is on my side among those who help me.

    Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,

    than to put confidence in man.

It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,

    than to put confidence in princes.


In this verse, the psalmist confidently declares his trust in the Lord's unwavering presence and support. He acknowledges that with God by his side, he has no need to fear any human adversary. The profound message encapsulated in Psalm 118:6 resonates with believers across generations, offering comfort and strength in times of trouble.

At the heart of Psalm 118:6 lies the timeless truth of God's faithfulness and protection. The psalmist's declaration echoes the sentiments expressed throughout Scripture regarding God's role as a mighty fortress and a refuge for His people. As we meditate on this verse, we are reminded of God's promise in Isaiah 41:10: "Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness."

Furthermore, Psalm 118:6 emphasizes the futility of human opposition in the face of God's sovereign power. The psalmist's rhetorical question, "What can man do to me?" underscores the ultimate authority and supremacy of God over all earthly forces. This echoes the sentiment expressed by the apostle Paul in Romans 8:31: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Such passages remind us that our confidence and security rest not in our own strength or abilities, but in the omnipotent and ever-present God who fights on our behalf.

Moreover, Psalm 118:6 serves as a timeless reminder of the importance of faith over fear. In a world plagued by uncertainty and adversity, it is natural for us to experience moments of fear and doubt. Yet, the psalmist's declaration serves as a powerful antidote to such fears, urging us to place our trust in the unfailing promises of God. As Hebrews 13:6 affirms, "So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" This verse underscores the transformative power of faith in overcoming the grip of fear and uncertainty in our lives.

Additionally, Psalm 118:6 invites us to reflect on the character of God as our ever-present help in times of need. The psalmist's affirmation of the Lord's presence by his side reminds us of God's steadfast love and commitment to His people. Just as the psalmist found solace and courage in the Lord's presence, so too can we draw strength and assurance from the knowledge that God is with us always, as promised in Joshua 1:9: "Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go."

As we contemplate the profound truth contained in Psalm 118:6, let us embrace its message of hope, courage, and unwavering trust in the Lord. May we, like the psalmist, find refuge in the presence of our Heavenly Father, knowing that with Him by our side, we need not fear any challenge or adversity that may come our way.

In conclusion, Psalm 118:6 stands as a timeless testament to the faithfulness and protection of God in the lives of His people. It serves as a beacon of hope and assurance, reminding us of the power of faith over fear and the steadfast presence of our Heavenly Father in every circumstance. As we meditate on this verse, may we be encouraged to place our trust wholeheartedly in the Lord, knowing that He is our ever-present help and source of strength.

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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible


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