Psalm 34:18 is a Person

Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” And I know that it’s true.

How?

11Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said,“Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesusgave him to his mother. (Luke 7:11-15)

The declarations about the character and work of God in the psalms are not in the abstract. They are not just beautiful poetic words. They are words that have taken on flesh and dwelt among us, in One who is the image of the invisible God.

Look to Jesus.

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About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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