[Linux4christians] Thursday - Psalms 60 - 64
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Wed May 4 21:18:56 EDT 2011
Psalms 60 - 64
60:1 For the music director; according to the /shushan-eduth/ style; a
prayer of David written to instruct others. It was written when he
fought against Aram Naharaim and Aram-Zobah. That was when Joab turned
back and struck down 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
O God, you have rejected us. You suddenly turned on us in your anger.
Please restore us!
60:2 You made the earth quake; you split it open. Repair its breaches,
for it is ready to fall.
60:3 You have made your people experience hard times; you have made us
drink intoxicating wine.
60:4 You have given your loyal followers a rallying flag, so that they
might seek safety from the bow. (Selah)
60:5 Deliver by your power and answer me, so that the ones you love may
60:6 God has spoken in his sanctuary: "I will triumph! I will parcel out
Shechem; the Valley of Succoth I will measure off.
60:7 Gilead belongs to me, as does Manasseh!
Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my royal scepter.
60:8 Moab is my washbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in
triumph over Philistia."
60:9 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom?
60:10 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
60:11 Give us help against the enemy, for any help men might offer is
60:12 By God's power we will conquer; he will trample down our enemies.
61:1 For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument;
written by David.
O God, hear my cry for help!
Pay attention to my prayer!
61:2 From the most remote place on earth I call out to you in my despair.
Lead me up to an inaccessible rocky summit!
61:3 Indeed, you are my shelter, a strong tower that protects me from
61:4 I will be a permanent guest in your home; I will find shelter in
the protection of your wings. (Selah)
61:5 For you, O God, hear my vows; you grant me the reward that belongs
to your loyal followers.
61:6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations!
61:7 May he reign forever before God!
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him.
61:8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually, as I fulfill my
vows day after day.
62:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
For God alone I patiently wait; he is the one who delivers me.
62:2 He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not
62:3 How long will you threaten a man?
All of you are murderers, as dangerous as a leaning wall or an unstable
62:4 They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love
to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly
they utter curses. (Selah)
62:5 Patiently wait for God alone, my soul!
For he is the one who gives me confidence.
62:6 He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not
62:7 God delivers me and exalts me; God is my strong protector and my
62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people!
Pour out your hearts before him!
God is our shelter! (Selah)
62:9 Men are nothing but a mere breath; human beings are unreliable.
When they are weighed in the scales, all of them together are lighter
62:10 Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression!
Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery!
If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!
62:11 God has declared one principle; two principles I have heard: God
62:12 and you, O Lord, demonstrate loyal love. For you repay men for
what they do.
63:1 A psalm of David, written when he was in the Judean wilderness.
O God, you are my God! I long for you!
My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and parched
land where there is no water.
63:2 Yes, in the sanctuary I have seen you, and witnessed your power and
63:3 Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself, my
lips will praise you.
63:4 For this reason I will praise you while I live; in your name I will
lift up my hands.
63:5 As if with choice meat you satisfy my soul. My mouth joyfully
63:6 whenever I remember you on my bed, and think about you during the
63:7 For you are my deliverer; under your wings I rejoice.
63:8 My soul pursues you; your right hand upholds me.
63:9 Enemies seek to destroy my life, but they will descend into the
depths of the earth.
63:10 Each one will be handed over to the sword; their corpses will be
eaten by jackals.
63:11 But the king will rejoice in God; everyone who takes oaths in his
name will boast, for the mouths of those who speak lies will be shut up.
64:1 For the music director; a psalm of David.
Listen to me, O God, as I offer my lament!
Protect my life from the enemy's terrifying attacks.
64:2 Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers.
64:3 They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a
64:4 in order to shoot down the innocent in secluded places. They shoot
at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation.
64:5 They encourage one another to carry out their evil deed. They plan
how to hide snares, and boast, "Who will see them?"
64:6 They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot.
Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.
64:7 But God will shoot at them; suddenly they will be wounded by an arrow.
64:8 Their slander will bring about their demise. All who see them will
64:9 and all people will fear. They will proclaim what God has done, and
reflect on his deeds.
64:10 The godly will rejoice in the Lord and take shelter in him. All
the morally upright will boast.
Lord, as David wrote You are my protector and deliverer and refuge, and
You are also the source of both justice and love. May I rest in You,
trust in You, follow You, entrust justice to You, and learn about love
David's sixtieth Psalm was his cry to the Lord God to assist his armies
-- which was answered when Joab was empowered to turn an annihilate over
David's sixty-first Psalm was a request for the Lord God's protection
and a song of praise.
David's sixty-second Psalm was a wisdom-song, he wrote "He alone is my
protector and deliverer. He is my refuge ...", he warned those who were
doing well to not become hostage to their wealth and to not improve
their circumstances through the abuse of others, he also observed that
the Lord God brought both justice and love.
David's sixty-third Psalm was a song of longing for intimacy with the
Lord as he was in-flight and away from the "sanctuary" and though he
praised the Lord God he missed that quiet and safe place.
David's sixty-fourth Psalm was a wisdom-song where he declared the
consequence for evil me to be destruction at the hand of the Lord God
while the faithful rested in Him.
The powerful thread of praise throughout most of David's Psalms is a
model for health and strength in a corrupt and corrupting world.
Why would David be concerned that people acquiring wealth might become
hostage to their new-found wealth and perhaps even willing to abuse
others to increase and maintain it?
David's discomfort was amplified because he had experienced great
comfort for a time, both spiritually and physically.
When have you gone from comfort to discomfort, either voluntarily (e.g.
camping or other unusual environment) or involuntarily (loss of home,
moving, etc) and longed for your prior circumstance?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you a time and place of greater
intimacy with Him.
Today I will remember and celebrate my prior moments of exceptional
intimacy with the Lord God and then I will assess my circumstances to
discover how I might improve my relationship.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Friday's text will be:
Psalms 65 - 68
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
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David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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