"David's Prayer in View of Psalm 2, From Relief from My Foes."
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The prayer is for relief from David's foes
[Absalom and his army], and that the assurance will also come. You
must understand the subject heading, for within the relief comes the
clue to the understanding of the entire chapter. Do you have any
foes? Lets read and get some understanding for ourselves. This is a
psalm to the chief Musician again, and that is Christ, and it is
addressed "on Neginoth upon Sheminith. "Neginoth"
again is in references "to inheritances" on smitings]; while "Sheminith" refers to the class
of true worshippers, "the righteous". So this is
addressed to Christ on smitings upon the righteous believers [of
the eighth], those of the new beginnings. It is God's elect in these
latter days and the persecution that will come upon them. So this is
what our Lord has to say about that persecution that we shall see.
Psalms 6:1 "O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, Neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure."
Father don't punish me in thine anger, neither chasten me while your bringing your wrath down on the wicked. Don't worry, our Father won't, for there is protection for those that love Him.
Psalms 6:2 "Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed."
Show mercy on me, O Lord; for at this time David was weak, very weak in his flight from Absalom. David was mentally tore up, as he is fleeing from the very son that he loved. David is asking for strength from the Lord. When we ask for that strength, our Father will give us the strength that we need for these end times.
Psalms 6:3 "My soul is also sore vexed: But Thou, O Lord, how long?"
David's soul is troubled, and how long must this go on? To us living today, the cry would be; How long O Lord, make your return be soon.
Psalms 6:4 "Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: Oh save me for Thy mercies sake."
Deliver my soul for your love and kindness sake.
Psalms 6:5 "For in death there is no remembrance of Thee: In the grave who shall give Thee thanks?"
In other word, to the flesh dead in the grave, who can give you thank?
Psalms 6:6 "I am weary with my groaning; All the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears."
David is pleading with the Father over things that made him uncomfortable, and Father hears him. When those things arise that we will face, Father hears our groanings and sees our tears also, and He will give comfort. God hears your prayers, all of them, and all of them will be answered.
Psalms 6:7 "Mine eye is consumed because of grief; It waxeth old because of all mine enemies."
The countenance of my grief shows on my face, and David was reaching a point of exhaustion. Have you ever reached that point in your life? Many times we reach low points in our lives, but remember when those times come, God will never load you with more than you can bear. So when it is sob time, straighten yourself up and prepare for God to do some working in your life. Don't sit there feeling sorry for yourself and miss the blessing that God is about to work in your life. Sure groan and moan, but leave the sorry part off. It is alright to feel the pain of the time but don't feel sorry for yourself, but rejoice and praise God that He knows that you are a child of God and you can handle it. You are a servant of God.
Psalms 6:8 "Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; For the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping."
All you wicked ones that have brought this upon me, depart from me. So the answer to David's prayer came immediately. David knew that God answered His prayer.
Psalms 6:9 "The Lord hath heard my supplication; The Lord will receive my prayer."
The Lord will hear my prayer and he will answer my prayer.
Psalms 6:10 "Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: Let them return and be ashamed suddenly."
Let all those that would come against me be dishonored, and terrify them, trouble them O Lord. We are approaching the end of this earth age, and when Christ returns, all of our enemies and those doing wrong to us will see what they have done, and be sore ashamed. The wickedness of our generation will build to where many, even those calling themselves Christian will worship Satan as the Antichrist; the Instead of Christ. Sure they will do it in ignorance, but for that act they will bring great shame down on their heads suddenly.
Sure we have to take insults off those that have been blinded and chase after traditions, for in most cases they have blinders on their spiritual eyes. They take pleasure in their ignorance, but that pleasure will be changed faster than you can wink an eye, to their great shame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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