Submission To God In The Old Testament

What does the Old Testament say about submission? We are all called to be in submission to God as addressed in many versus in the Bible.

What does submission mean? Google’s dictionary defines submission as “the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.” Submitting means putting others before yourself; it means not always doing what you want to do. It means putting God’s desires above your desires.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. (Psalms, 28:7)

Those who trust in the Lord… which can not be shaken but endures forever. (Psalms, 125:1)

He said: “The Lord is my strength, my fortress and my deliverer; my God… in Whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men You save me.” (2 Samuel, 22:2-3)

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. (Proverbs, 29:25)

Surely God is my help; the Lord is the One Who sustains me. (Psalms, 54:4)

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. (Psalms, 27:1-3)

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Trust in the Lord… Delight your self in the Lord and He will give you the de sires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this. (Psalms, 37:3-5)

Wait for the Lord and keep His way… When the wicked are cut off, you will see it. The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; He is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him. (Psalms, 37:34, 39-40)

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. (Proverbs, 16:20)

A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper. (Proverbs, 28:25)

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. (Isaiah, 12:2)

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the eternal strength. (Isaiah, 26:3-4)

This is what the Sovereign Lord… says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah, 30:15)

… Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. (Isaiah, 50:10)

But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. (Jeremiah, 17:7-8)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua, 1:9)

… “Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.” (Isaiah, 45:14)

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalms, 27:13-14)

I love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my strength, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my strength, in Whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, Who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (Psalms, 18:1-3)

In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help… He… drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out in to a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me. (Psalms, 18:6, 16-19)

You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. (Psalms, 18:28)

… He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the strength except our God? It is God Who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. You give me Your shield of victory… You broad en the path beneath me, so that my an kles do not turn. (Psalms, 18:30-32, 35-36)

… Exalted be God my Savior! Who saves me from my enemies… from violent men You rescued me. (Psalms, 18:46, 48)

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In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in Your righteousness… Be my strength of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since You are my strength and my fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for You are my refuge. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord the God of truth. I hate those who cling to worthless idols; I trust in the Lord. (Psalms, 31:1-6)

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my strength and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my strength and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my… refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. (Psalms, 62:1-2, 5-8)

But I call to God, and the Lord saves me… Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption… But as for me, I trust in You. (Psalms, 55:16, 22-23)

He trusted in the Lord, the God… He held fast to the Lord and did not cease to follow Him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses. And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook… (2 Kings, 18:5-7)

But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Let Your face shine on Your servant; save me in Your unfailing love. In the shelter of Your presence You hide them from the intrigues of men; in Your dwelling You keep them safe from accusing tongues… Love the Lord, all His saints! The Lord preserves the faithful… Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. (Psalms, 31:14-16, 20-24)

You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalms, 32:7)

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him. Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are up right in heart! (Psalms, 32:10-11)

… And put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (Psalms, 40:3-4)

Be pleased, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me… You are my help and my deliverer; O my God… (Psalms, 40:13, 17)

… The Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life… The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and re store him from his bed of illness. (Psalms, 41:1-3)

I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but You give us victory over our enemies… (Psalms, 44:6-7)

Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. What he trusts in is fragile; what he relies on is a spider’s web. He leans on his web, but it gives way; he clings to it, but it does not hold. (Job, 8:13-15)

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. (Psalms, 9:9-10)

I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure… You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. (Psalms, 16:8-11)

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. (Psalms, 20:7-8)

For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken. (Psalms, 21:7)

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me… Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalms, 23:4-6)

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God… No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous with out excuse… For You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. (Psalms, 25:1-5)

… I have trusted in the Lord with out wavering. (Psalms, 26:1)

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalms, 4:8)

… Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld. Have faith in His Prophets and you will be successful. (2 Chronicles, 20:20)

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Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold… But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. (Psalms, 52:7-8)

When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, Whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?… I will know that God is for me. (Psalms, 56:3-4-9)

In God, Whose word I praise, in the Lord, Whose word I praise—in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?… For You have delivered me from death and my feet from tumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. (Psalms, 56:10-13)

And Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one like You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord, You are our God…” (2 Chronicles, 14:11)

Even though some one is pursuing you to take your life, the soul of my Lord shall be kept, as in the bundle of the living by the Lord your God. But the lives of your enemies He will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling. (1 Samuel, 25:29)

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs, 3:25-26)

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; He is my helper… It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man… I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my praise; He has become my salvation. (Psalms, 118:6-9, 13-14)

… Trust in the Lord—He is their help and shield. You who fear Him, trust in the Lord—He is their help and shield. (Psalms, 115:9, 11)

He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is stead fast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear… (Psalms, 112:7-8)

For the Lord God is a Sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He with hold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You. (Psalms, 84:11-12)

Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds but would keep His commands. They would not be like their forefathers—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him. (Psalms, 78:7-8)

In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge… Be my strength of refuge, to which I can always go… You are my strength and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men. For You have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on You; You brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise You. I have become like a portent to many, but You are my strong refuge. (Psalms, 71:1-7)

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that over takes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence… (Proverbs, 3:25-26)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua, 1:9)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy, 31:6)

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy, 31:8)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because… there is a greater Power [God] with us than with him. (2 Chronicles, 32:7)

He Who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Whom I trust.” Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday… If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the Lord, Who is my refuge—then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread up on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call up on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.” (Psalms, 91:1-7, 9-16)

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. (Psalms, 107:6)

In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered me [and]… set me free [from all of them]. (Psalms, 118:5)

The righteous cry out… the Lord… delivers them from all their troubles. (Psalms, 34:17)

God is our refuge and strength… (Psalms, 46:1)

Commit your works to the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain. The Lord has made everything for its own ends.

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