I will bless Adonai at all times. His praise is continually in my mouth.
My soul boasts in Adonai. The humble ones hear of it and rejoice.
Magnify Adonai with me and let us exalt His Name together.
I sought Adonai, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
They who looked to Him were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and Adonai heard, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of Adonai encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Taste and see how good Adonai is. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
Fear Adonai, His kedoshim, For those who fear Him lack nothing.
Young lions may lack, and go hungry, but those who seek Adonai want for no good thing.
- Psalm 34:2-11
We talked during Torah study about fear and how the 10 spies were overcome by fear while Caleb and Joshua relied upon faith to encourage G-d's people. In this psalm, David encourages us that when we seek Adonai He delivers us from all fear. Yet we are also told that Yeshua encamps around those who fear Adonai and they lack nothing. Caleb and Joshua were just as human as the other spies and it would seem they also had fear, but instead of fear of giants and danger they instead had a healthy fear of Adonai. Since they had witnessed His great and mighty deeds, they knew He was able to defeat any giant and conquer any enemy. They feared His power and sought refuge in Him. When we seek Adonai, cry out to Him, and bless His Name we are delivered from fear and dread and brought into His protection where we may rejoice and boldly face any giant.