The Blessing of God
Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD: your blessing is on your people. Selah.

I. GOD'S SPECIAL RELATION IN THE WORLD. "Thy people." The king of a nation and the father of a family hold peculiar relations

II. FROM GOD'S SPECIAL RELATION SPRING SPECIAL BENEFITS. "Thy blessing." The ruler of a people, from his position and power, holds in his hands benefits which are for his nation alone. A loving father has a peculiar regard for the welfare of his own family. Israel enjoyed benefits that were not extended to other nations.

III. THE BENEFITS SPRINGING FROM THE SPECIAL RELATION MUST BE SOUGHT BY PRAYER. Spiritual blessings are obtained only by prayer. The Apostles had a definite promise given to them of the Holy Ghost, yet they were commanded to pray for His descent (Acts 1:4-14). So in the individual life (Luke 11:18).

(William Harris.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

WEB: Salvation belongs to Yahweh. Your blessing be on your people. Selah. For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.

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