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Richard H Priday's Psalms Chapter 56 comment on 12/04/2022, 9:25am...

Psalm 56. In this Psalm once again we see the pleading of David to God in relation to the pursuing enemies. The story of the backdrop in Gath was complex; but basically David had a tenuous relationship with the Philistines while he made them rich fighting surrounding tribes; but acting as though he was fighting against Israel so as to obtain residence and favor while there. Obviously; there would be enemies from without and within as well as Saul always in the backdrop; even if put at bay for a time.

Matthew 10:28 comes to mind when we look at verse 11; and verse 13 also shows salvation of the soul spiritually overrides any fears of man in this world.

Verse 8 needs some explanation. The book here seems to reference something more specific than that of the Book of Life. It may be the same thing or something similar to the Book of Remembrance in Malachi 3:6-18. God surely knows all things and in fact every word we speak we are held accountable for in Judgment Day. (Matthew 12:36). We are reminded here and with apparently another 99 verses in the Word about sorrow in the lives of believers (see Isaiah 53:3 for the life of Christ as it truly was rather than some sentimental story).

Finally, it should be noticed from verses 3 and 11 that TRUST is an important aspect to true belief in Christ. It is more than mental assent or knowing about Christ. It is trusting our lives to Him; our possessions; our relationships; our vocations; our ALL. It is helpful through this not to place trust ultimately in anything or anyone else; especially ourselves. As Psalm 23 states even through the shadow of death He shall guide us. His Word is true (2 Cor 1:18-20; Rev. 3:14). Let us put our trust in Him today and always.


Micah's Psalms Chapter 56 comment on 1/27/2022, 10:39pm...

I have often pondered our God's ways. To be shown that each step, each breath, and each tear has been ordained. They're all set already in His counsel before God even created. Each ordained for us to cry. Sometimes we wonder at the tears He gives...yet, He has a perfect plan for each one. They are so precious to Him that He will not let them fall, but He gathers them up into a bottle. Why? Oh, that we may know His love. For...each tear reminds us that we have a Saviour Who loved His Father and His beloved so much that He shed tears and anguish that even dropped as blood. For - our sorrows come because we are flesh and sin's sorrow we feel. Man must die and sin's curse is death. But, our sorrows have been taken by our Man of Sorrow. Our tears which deserve to be shed in anguish of God's wrath, have been shed by our Christ. Isaiah 53:3-4 "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted." And, in Him, we also have the wonder that we live. For, His tears were wiped away, and He sits in glory. And, He now gives us each tear that we understand His perfect love. That when our tears drop, we know He's gathering them until that day when there will no longer be a need for us to behold Him through them. For - we will have all tears wiped away, and we will behold Him in perfection where no sorrows are, but only Joy eternal! Nothing can separate us from His love. His vow is upon us, and Christ has fulfilled all. Oh, may we praise Him!


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