O Lord, Deliver My Life To the choirmaster : with stringed instruments ; according to The Sheminith. For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? Save Me, O My God A Psalm of David , when he fled from Absalom his son. Your emotions are an expression of your desire; they communicate the seriousness of your request. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue. Yet, being now on trial, you confess not that the Son of God, even the Christ child; is come in the flesh. Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. Lead Me in Your Righteousness To the choirmaster : for the flutes. Our prayers should have purpose; our words are secondary to the spirit of prayer; our prayers should be heartfelt, with emotion; they are directed to a personal God; we should pray morning by morning; we should wait expectantly for an answer. The specifics of his prayer are not stated, implying that the principles in this psalm can be applied for all prayers. We all have our view of the way our path should take, but we need to seek God's path. God will certainly hear prayer: David gives to God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort.
This, of course, implies that David's prayer was a righteous prayer. How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. . Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my , and my God: for unto thee will I pray. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. The joy and praise of God's people through trials is a great witness to the truth of Christianity. Spurgeon, A Treasury of David, Vol.
We may weep now, but only for a time. May Life be fittingly divided into the Active and the Contemplative? Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices , and put your trust in the L ord. But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. David was consistent in prayer, not missing a morning. He observes them with tender concern. Psalm 5:3 Catherine Winkworth— Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year 35. Let their intrigues be their downfall.
His enemies are ripe for judgment. In fact, our joy should transcend the temporary trials that we experience in this life. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy.
The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made John Cunningham— The Ordinance of Covenanting The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open ; they flatter with their tongue. If God deliver us from sin, either from doing it, or by his pardoning mercy, he has delivered our souls from death, which is the wages of sin. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. Every true believer may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and then I will not fear what man shall do unto me; for man has no power but what is given him from above. Now, if it yet be Christ that is coming again or Christ that will return, then you are saying you are before the coming again or before the return of Christ.
Another saith: All indeed will God destroy who speak leasing, but not all leasing: for there is some leasing which the Prophet was at that time St. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit. In You Do I Take Refuge A Shiggaion of David , which he sang to the L ord concerning the words of Cush , a Benjaminite. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. He resolves to make God's promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them. In this section, David cites, as the second reason his prayer will be heard, God's grace and guidance for His people.
The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. Selah 6 Arise , O L ord , in your anger ; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies ; awake for me ; you have appointed a judgment. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy : and in thy fear will I toward thy holy. We should trust in God for an answer to our prayers.
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. We should aim in all our desires and expectations of deliverance, both from sin and trouble, that we may do the better service to the Lord; that we may serve him without fear. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. David hopes that God would keep him even from the appearance of sin. Again, the fact that there are seven traits suggests the completeness of their depravity. Selah Answer Me When I Call To the choirmaster : with stringed instruments. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.