Pastor Stephen Scott brought us The Word on Sunday continuing in our series, A restored soul in Psalms.
Just like our physical bodies need food to sustain us, so too our souls need to be sustained
- Sustenance, by defintion, comes from outside of us
- In context we see that it is Jesus who sustains us - 2 Cor 4:7-10
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
- David knew this in Psalm 54:4 - it is God who sustains us
Psalm 54:1 - 4 (NIV)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, ‘Is not David hiding among us?’
1 Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.
2 Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.
3 Arrogant foes are attacking me;
ruthless people are trying to kill me –
people without regard for God.
4 Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.