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This Psalm reflects David’s trust in the Lord in spite of opposition. It contrasts the security of trusting God with the insecurity of relying on human means. The theme of this Psalm is suggested in verse 1 when David wrote that he waited in silence for God. It appears that it may have been written at the time of the Absalom rebellion. His faith was sustained in the plans and promises of God in such a way that he could not be moved. He staked his security in God. David confessed that his only hope was in God. Without God’s deliverance, David would have been crushed by his foes (vv. 5-8). He warned that it is foolish to trust in humans. Riches are not to be trusted either.
David talked to his followers about two things:
It is easy for us to trust in men (v. 9), military powers (v. 10a) or money (v. 10b). Instead we need to trust in the Word of God and the ways of God. This is why David , when faced with the growing might of Absalom, was able to leave everything with God. He was in good hands and he knew it.
It is tempting to seek honor power, wealth and prestige. However, with God, these kind of things are a “vapor” or a puff of air. Am I seeking prestige or can I say I’m faithfully at work for Him?
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Psalms 59:1-8Conspiracy Against The Innocent
Psalms 59:9-17Anticipation of Praise
Psalms 60:1-5Prayer For Deliverance
Psalms 60:6-12Confident The Lord Would Lead Them
Psalms 61:1-8Assurance in God’s Enduring Promises
Psalms 62:1-12Trust in The Lord in Spite of Opposition
Psalms 63:1-11David Praises God in a Time of Distress
Psalms 64:1-6Prayer For Protection From Malicious Schemes
Psalms 64:7-10The Prophesy of Divine Judgment
Psalms 65:1-8Awesome Deeds of God’s Power
Psalms 65:9-13Abundant Provision of Harvest