Posted on January 18, 2021 inDaily Devotionals, JANUARY

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 18, 2021 | LESSONS FROM PSALMS | They had almost consumed me upon earth

They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. - Psalms 119:87

They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

Dearly beloved brethren, there are times, when it seems that saints of God or Bible believing believers like you are overwhelmed with challenges. But then somehow, by the invincible might of God, they are brought out of them.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

It was like Joseph was going to be forgotten in the dungeon, but God brought him out of it.

It was like the furnace of fire would end the life of the three Hebrews, but they came out of it.

It was like an end had come to Daniel, but he came out of the den of lions.

It was like Hanan would destroyed Mordecai and the Jews, but he was hanged on the gallows he made.

It was like our Lord would not rise the third day, but He rose triumphantly. See this.

Psalms 124:1-8 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; 124:2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: 124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. 124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

This overwhelming challenges severally happened to Paul apostle, but our Lord brought him out.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 7:5-6 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
2 Timothy 4:16-17 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

At this point in the life of king David, he was overwhelmed with persecutions and persecutors. He held unto God’s unfailing promises and he was delivered. See it yourself.

They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87
Psalms 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
Psalms119:78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
Psalms 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

See this scripture in other Bible versions and it been amplified.

NLT
Psalms 119:87 They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.

AMP BIBLE
Psalm 119:87 They had almost consumed me upon earth, but I forsook not Your precepts.

Amplified.

They had almost consumed me upon earth; or, “made an end of me,” “destroyed me.” But I forsook not thy precepts (. Persecution made the psalmist cling the more to God’s Law.

In deed the Lord said many are the afflictions of the saints of God, but they shall be delivered.

Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

It could be this is your present situation. Do exactly what other saints and king David did.

You also by the invincible might of God shall be delivered in Jesus name.

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

So hold unto the unfailing promises of God and your testimony is sure very soon in Jesus name.

They had almost consumed [ destroyed and swiped ] me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts, teachings, commandments and statues. – Psalms 119:87

See you at the top in Jesus name

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