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Psalm 34 - The difference that it makes to fear and trust in the Lord

Outline

v1-3
Blessing, boasting in, and praising the Lord
v4-8
The Lord pays attention to people who seek Him
v9-10
The Lord's promise to provide for His people
v11-14
How to receive good from the Lord
v15-22
Righteousness leads to definite benefits from the Lord

Key
v14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

It is not enough to idly agree that peace is better. We ought to continually expend significant effort to pursue it.

Application
v13

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

When I feel like I have to say something, even when the Lord doesn't want me to, I'll pray about it and trust Him to take care of it without me saying anything, so that I can have peace.

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