If you want to learn what a person is really like, ask three questions: What makes him laugh? What makes him angry? What makes him weep? I hear people saying, “The time has come to practice militant Christianity!” Perhaps, but “the wrath of man does not produce the … More
David turned to his Lord for help and deliverance because he was in great need (vv. 21-25). He reminds the Lord of his sorrow, his sickness and his scorners. He is frail and feeble and has headed for the hills with his life in danger. It seems that this may have been written in the early days of Absalom’s rebellion. Absalom had the bulk of the nation following him, the armed forces supporting him and the cleverest men in the kingdom as his counselors. David knew that victory had to come from God.
David’s prayer for help was based on his desire that the wicked would understand, that the Lord would vindicate him (vv. 26-27), and that he might rejoice when they were put to shame and disgrace (vv. 28-29). He has resolved that it doesn’t matter if men curse him as long as God blesses him. He wanted this victory, not so much that he might triumph over his foes, but that he might have proof that his God was a God of character, to be trusted at all times, even in the most desperate times.
In other words, David wanted his deliverance to come in such a way that ungodly men will be forced to see the good hand of God upon him. The good will be David’s but the glory will be God’s (vv. 26, 27). They must know that the deliverance of God’s “servant” is the Lord’a doing and that their judgment is also His work! Enthusiastically and loudly, the psalmist promises to extol the name of the Lord among the multitude (v. 30). He stands beside the needy, ready to defend them when they are on trial (v. 31). David concludes his prayer for deliverance and judgment by standing among the worshipers, filled with praise for the Lord.
I can be assured that when I face my greatest trials, when I am slandered by others and repaid hatred for love, God will be by my side to deliver me.
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Psalms 106:1-15A Nation Asks For Forgiveness
Psalms 106:16-27The Nation Exhibits Gross Unbelief
Psalms 106:28-39Blasphemy in The Place of Blessing
Psalms 106:40-48God’s Mercy is Not Limited to My Faithfulness
Psalms 107:1-9Celebrating The Jews Return From Babylonian Exile
Psalms 107:10-22Prisoners Are Delivered From Bondage
Psalms 107:23-32Sailors Are Delivered From a Troubled Sea
Psalms 107:33-43Our Steps Are Ordered by The Lord
Psalms 108:1-13With God’s Help we Can Do More Than we Think
Psalms 109:1-13Allow God to Take Care of Our Enemies
Psalms 109:14-20A Call For God to Judge The Wicked
Psalms 109:21-31The Difference Between Anger And Anguish
Psalms 110:1-7Jesus is The Messiah
Psalms 111:1-10Enjoying The Lord in Difficult Situations
Psalms 112:1-10The Fear of The Lord