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Richard H Priday's Psalms Chapter 71 comment on 12/30/2022, 9:43am...

Psalm 70 and 71. These two Psalms would appear to be a continous passage; let me know if I'm wrong here. This is the last Psalm related to David personally in this section and Psalm 72 indicates the last one authored by David as related to Solomon.

The theme of being "poor and needy" and making haste for help is seen repeated once again as we saw in Psalm 69 and most of the preceding Psalms in the 2nd section of the book. Verse 18 makes it pretty clear that he was indeed aged with the gray hairs mentioned and a point blank statement of being old. He desired to remain until he reached "this generation" and power to every one that is to come. This would be accomplished of course through giving Solomon quite a financial and planning "jumpstart" to the opulent Temple being built with a modern day value of materials easily in the billions. I have seen estimates in the HUNDREDS of billions. How sad that Solomon's downfall basically ended the Kingdom of Israel and let to a divided state which has to date never reached it's fullest glory but will in the Millennium.

We notice in verse 17 David recognized being taught from an early age. Solomon also had proper upbringing but didn't learn until his life was nearly over the folly that his life became following foreign women and hoarding possessions despite God's warnings to him. Such is the message of Ecclesiastes. May we all learn so as not to embrace madness and folly to achieve understanding!

Praise and proper worship (verse 22-24) also were remembered by David. He was a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14) which Saul didn't like to acknowledge. This was despite his grevious sin with Bathsheeba that the Lord ultimately used for His purposes but cost him the privilege of building the Temple himself. (1 Chron. 22:18 and elsewhere).


Baruch Alberts's Psalms Chapter 71 comment on 12/22/2022, 11:10pm...

David writes the psalm


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