Have you heard or read about the famous cave of Adullam? Well, there was a time when David was fleeing from Saul, and he ended up in the cave of Adullam, and there were added many men who were also desperate, and it is said that the precious Psalm 34 was written in this cave.
Let’s see these words that David says to God in the midst of his despair:
7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
First of all, David, in the midst of pain and despair, was very clear that God encamped around those who fear Him and He defended them. David had seen the hand of God in his life in an incredible way, you just have to remember how God gave him victory in front of a giant.
Did you know that in our fears, pains and trials that God also encamps around us? David had escaped death several times and his enemies were still looking for him to take his life, but he knew that there was a God who defended him and that he should not fear.
In verse seven David tells us of his experience with a protective God, but in verse 8 he challenges us to see for ourselves that this God is good and merciful. Don’t you know God? We invite you to try Him for yourself.
The word “fear” in verse 9 is not to be seen as fear, but rather as reverence and respect towards a merciful, saving God who is with us in the midst of all our trials.