[Linux4christians] Saturday - Psalms 69 - 71
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dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Fri May 6 22:33:39 EDT 2011
Psalms 69 - 71
69:1 For the music director; according to the tune of "Lilies;" by David.
Deliver me, O God, for the water has reached my neck.
69:2 I sink into the deep mire where there is no solid ground; I am in
deep water, and the current overpowers me.
69:3 I am exhausted from shouting for help; my throat is sore; my eyes
grow tired of looking for my God.
69:4 Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of
my head. Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason,
They make me repay what I did not steal!
69:5 O God, you are aware of my foolish sins; my guilt is not hidden
69:6 Let none who rely on you be disgraced because of me,
O sovereign Lord and king!
Let none who seek you be ashamed because of me,
O God of Israel!
69:7 For I suffer humiliation for your sake and am thoroughly disgraced.
69:8 My own brothers treat me like a stranger; they act as if I were a
69:9 Certainly zeal for your house consumes me; I endure the insults of
those who insult you.
69:10 I weep and refrain from eating food, which causes others to insult me.
69:11 I wear sackcloth and they ridicule me.
69:12 Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me; drunkards mock me
in their songs.
69:13 O Lord, may you hear my prayer and be favorably disposed to me!
O God, because of your great loyal love, answer me with your faithful
69:14 Rescue me from the mud! Don't let me sink!
Deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep water!
69:15 Don't let the current overpower me!
Don't let the deep swallow me up!
Don't let the pit devour me!
69:16 Answer me, O Lord, for your loyal love is good!
Because of your great compassion, turn toward me!
69:17 Do not ignore your servant, for I am in trouble! Answer me right away!
69:18 Come near me and redeem me!
Because of my enemies, rescue me!
69:19 You know how I am insulted, humiliated and disgraced; you can see
all my enemies.
69:20 Their insults are painful and make me lose heart; I look for
sympathy, but receive none, for comforters, but find none.
69:21 They put bitter poison into my food, and to quench my thirst they
give me vinegar to drink.
69:22 May their dining table become a trap before them!
May it be a snare for that group of friends!
69:23 May their eyes be blinded!
Make them shake violently!
69:24 Pour out your judgment on them!
May your raging anger overtake them!
69:25 May their camp become desolate, their tents uninhabited!
69:26 For they harass the one whom you discipline; they spread the news
about the suffering of those whom you punish.
69:27 Hold them accountable for all their sins!
Do not vindicate them!
69:28 May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living!
Do not let their names be listed with the godly!
69:29 I am oppressed and suffering!
O God, deliver and protect me!
69:30 I will sing praises to God's name!
I will magnify him as I give him thanks!
69:31 That will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and
69:32 The oppressed look on -- let them rejoice!
You who seek God, may you be encouraged!
69:33 For the Lord listens to the needy; he does not despise his captive
69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him, along with the seas and
everything that swims in them!
69:35 For God will deliver Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah, and his
people will again live in them and possess Zion.
69:36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it, and those who are
loyal to him will live in it.
70:1 For the music director; by David; written to get God's attention.
O God, please be willing to rescue me!
O Lord, hurry and help me!
70:2 May those who are trying to take my life be embarrassed and ashamed!
May those who want to harm me be turned back and ashamed!
70:3 May those who say, "Aha! Aha!" be driven back and disgraced!
70:4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
May those who love to experience your deliverance say continually,
"May God be praised!"
70:5 I am oppressed and needy!
O God, hurry to me!
You are my helper and my deliverer!
O Lord, do not delay!
71:1 In you, O Lord, I have taken shelter!
Never let me be humiliated!
71:2 Vindicate me by rescuing me!
Listen to me! Deliver me!
71:3 Be my protector and refuge, a stronghold where I can be safe!
For you are my high ridge and my stronghold.
71:4 My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of
the cruel oppressor!
71:5 For you give me confidence, O Lord; O Lord, I have trusted in you
since I was young.
71:6 I have leaned on you since birth; you pulled me from my mother's
womb. I praise you continually.
71:7 Many are appalled when they see me, but you are my secure shelter.
71:8 I praise you constantly and speak of your splendor all day long.
71:9 Do not reject me in my old age!
When my strength fails, do not abandon me!
71:10 For my enemies talk about me; those waiting for a chance to kill
me plot my demise.
71:11 They say, "God has abandoned him. Run and seize him, for there is
no one who will rescue him!"
71:12 O God, do not remain far away from me!
My God, hurry and help me!
71:13 May my accusers be humiliated and defeated!
May those who want to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace!
71:14 As for me, I will wait continually, and will continue to praise you.
71:15 I will tell about your justice, and all day long proclaim your
salvation, though I cannot fathom its full extent.
71:16 I will come and tell about the mighty acts of the sovereign Lord.
I will proclaim your justice -- yours alone.
71:17 O God, you have taught me since I was young, and I am still
declaring your amazing deeds.
71:18 Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I
tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me
about your power.
71:19 Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; you have done
O God, who can compare to you?
71:20 Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and
distress, revive me once again!
Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!
71:21 Raise me to a position of great honor!
Turn and comfort me!
71:22 I will express my thanks to you with a stringed instrument,
praising your faithfulness, O my God!
I will sing praises to you accompanied by a harp, O Holy One of Israel!
71:23 My lips will shout for joy! Yes, I will sing your praises!
I will praise you when you rescue me!
71:24 All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice, for
those who want to harm me will be embarrassed and ashamed.
Lord, Your justice is perfectly balanced with Your mercy. May I not be
as impatient with You as was David, but learn from the sharing of his
many Psalms of anxious petition, and rest assured that nothing can touch
me if You choose to protect me -- and whatever my circumstances You will
strengthen and teach me -- if I choose to be teachable.
David's sixty-ninth Psalm was his cry for mercy. He confessed that he
had sinned and deserved punishment, and he repented and asked for
forgiveness. He was upset that his failure and punishment was giving
encouragement to the enemies of the Lord God to slander Him. He also
worried that his circumstances would discourage the faithful. He asked
the Lord God to right things so that His name would be glorified.
David's seventieth Psalm was a cry for the Lord God to hurry and rescue him.
David's seventy-first Psalm contained both petition and praise. He again
asked the Lord God to rescue him (and not "forget" him in his "old age")
but he also reflected on a lifetime of relationship with the Lord,
declared his intention to continue to give praise, and promised to
proclaim the glory and justice and mercy of the Lord if he was restored
to health and power.
David was always an emotional and impatient personality -- and it shows
in his wild swings of emotion.
Why would David fear for his life if he truly believed that he was the
Lord God's anointed and that the Lord was sovereign?
David worried that his errors were having a negative impact on the
perceptions of others about the Lord God -- and rightly so.
When have you struggled and felt impatient with the Lord God to set you
free? Did you later, upon reflection, observe that He delayed because He
was teaching you?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you something about your walk that the
enemy could use to discourage believers and/or those who are
considering-Christ, and encourage those who were already predisposed to
oppose the Lord.
Today I will confess and repent my poor witness for Christ, I will
accept the Lord's forgiveness, and I will act intentionally to avoid the
repetition of that sin. As appropriate I will ask a fellow believer to
pray in-agreement and to be my accountability-partner to assist me in
remaining free of presenting that poor witness.
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Sunday's text will be: Psalms 72 - 77
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David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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