Stop looking at the circumstances, and look to the Lord who is the author and finisher of our faith. O Lord, Be Gracious to Me To the choirmaster. The only solution of this difficulty which I can give is, that David, composing this psalm at an after period of his life, employs, in accordance with the revelation which had subsequently been given to him, language which otherwise he would have used more generally in speaking only of the tabernacle, and without at all specifying the place. And I can see myself so clearly in Psalm 43:5 I see so clearly God patiently leading me back to green pastures, and spiritual health. And the train ends up here at Sing Sing. Who being the strong and mighty God was able to deliver and save him, as well as to plead his cause.
And the two psalms are in fact joined together in some Hebrew manuscripts. The unbelieving desire the favor of God, but they do not raise their eyes to his light; for the natural disposition of man always tends towards the earth, unless his mind and all his feelings are raised up on high by the word of God. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. He sent his wife and four daughters on a trip to France, but on their way, their ship was struck by another, and sank. O God, declare me innocent, and defend my cause against the ungodly; deliver me from lying and evil people! Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
But the memories of community and worship also spur the psalmist both to trust and hope in God on the one hand, and to demand God's saving help, on the other hand. But that was then, this is now. Christian Standard Bible Vindicate me, God, and champion my cause against an unfaithful nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust person. Meet my Pop — Rodney Dangerfield! Christians, too, often think only of their own souls and not of others. For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? But God does not cast off or reject any of his people.
And action is finally born out of hope. They hope that all those who come to church faithfully week after week may find at least as much to feed their spirits there as they would find staying at home with a good book or getting out into the fresh air for some exercise. See Goldingay, Psalms 42-89 Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007 ; Seybold, Die Psalmen Tübigen: Mohr, 1996 ; Psalmed 1-50 Würzburg: Echter, 1993 ; and so on. The tabernacle that David means, here, is the place where he could go and meet with God. Defend me against these ungodly people. Hope in God ; for I shall again praise him , my salvation and my God.
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. I'm Praying and hoping I can return back to his feet and on fire for God once more. Copyright Statement These files are public domain. David is like many of us. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. Spafford is a name with which you are probably not familiar.
Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Simon Farisani describe torture he endured at the hands of his oppressors. Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against a faithless nation.
Help me, Lord to lay hold of it and use it in my life, knowing this was written for my instruction. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? In laying the ground for his prayer, the Psalmist draws the Lord's attention to an opposition between his relation to the Psalmist and the treatment the latter was experiencing, in case this did not soon come to an end. The truth is God's Word; the light is your understanding of it. The secret of sadness I. Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies? When cholera threatens, men look to the sanitary conditions, not of their own house merely, but of the neighbourhood round. For thou art the God of my strength - See Psalm 18:2, note; Psalm 28:7, note. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad ; 9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor ; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
Why so disturbed within me? With nobody else to offer encouragement, the psalmist encourages her or himself. O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? So he won, and so must we win, spiritual victory. At length, is faith came off conqueror, by encouraging him to trust in the name of the Lord, and to stay himself upon his God. He knows that he would not be judged fairly by these unjust men.
David applies to God as his never-failing hope. David endeavours to still his spirit, with hope and confidence in God. Copyright Statement These files are public domain. And was the author and giver of strength, natural and spiritual, to him. Let us pray earnestly, that the Lord would send forth the truth of his word, and the light of his Spirit, to guide us into the way of holiness, peace, and salvation. Such questions hold God accountable for the promises that were made to Israel, and the promise of God's presence that was extended through Jesus Christ -- who promises to be with us always, to the end of the ages.
Copyright Statement These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship. Apply the promise first to ourselves, and then plead it to God. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Some understand it of the great numbers that were with Saul, when he was persecuted by him. But, undertake my cause; interpose in my behalf; do justice in the case. King James Version Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.