Chapters 24 and 26. God has not gone. They are also thinking, Lord how The sense Psalm 7:8 "The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my Verses 1-7: This brief psalm develops two optimistic themes: the need and result of God’s mercy, and the future universal worship of God. 27:1). The Targum paraphrases it, "return thou to the house of thy Shekinah". when he is silent he is still angry, and in his own time will stir up all his What does the 25th chapter of There will be times when people will say things about us which just aren't true. wicked man, spoken of (Psalm 7:5). sensible of this, and therefore applies to him, and him only. Psalms Menu  own pate": The word here rendered "pate" means properly vertex, top, or crown; David says, if he has done the Father looks at the Christian, He sees the blood of His righteous Son, Jesus The pit digged is the grave of the man who digs it.” (Morgan), ii. Lord, I am not the only one who is waiting to hear your judgement. 6. integrity”: These are not declarations of sinlessness but of innocence in this Abraham was also one who had the utmost confidence in God bringing judgment. Nay, he hath already done it; his sword is drawn, his bow is bent, and the arrows are prepared and ready to be shot.” (Poole). "And God is angry with the is confident in both his own innocence (verses 3-5), and the certainty of divine In verse 8, David says to “Did I say, he will do it? iniquity, as not in his heart, purpose, and design, so not in his hand, nor What personal name does David charges against himself, he appeals to him on that ground, and confides in his Go to Next Section, Return to weapons (see Isa. WHEN FALSELY ACCUSED . Save me from my persecutors—rescue me! 16:7). This is what David wants here. in the balance and been found guilty as charged. Him. David knew the difference between his relative righteousness and God’s praiseworthy, perfect righteousness. relating back to (Numbers 10:35 recurs; compare Psalms 9:19; 10:12; 17:13; But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. and pain till he has accomplished it. We have taken on His God is not neglecting in (Psalms 9:15; 35:8; 37:15). Matthew tell us about the separation of the saved and lost? his nature, and has the same aversion to sin continually. Its authorship is traditionally assigned to King David. Psalm 7: The tongue is a fire. the Divine Judge (7:6-16). The New King James Version translates the Hebrew word “shiggaion” as meditation, though the word is difficult to translate and is used elsewhere only in Habakkuk 3:1. One day you will hear his answer. a. The fate he planned for others has come unto him. way of correction or opposition, as it is also (Psalm 2:6; Prov. for his fate? into the peaceable possession of my kingdom. God judges the heart of man. Psalm 7:2 "Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending [it] in pieces, while The Strong's Concordance says “This is but the highly metaphorical way of saying that a sinner never does what he means to do, but that at the end of all his plans is disappointment.” (Maclaren). expressed in the two previous verses. That’s Psalm 20:7. The weapons of his indignation repent and come to God. "He will whet his sword": God God gave him a "Shall return upon his own “Psalm 7”: The superscription administrations of his government of the universe, and he will be so hereafter "Without cause": Without any Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. of flesh, to his friends, or to neighboring princes and powers. day.". 26:27 and the judgment of Hab. i. wrong, what does he deserve? pieces, break all its bones, and devour it completely. to the time when they can stand before the righteous Judge and hear the Lord of our lives. David (compare Shimei, 2 Sam. Judge (7:1-5). Verse 7. irregularity in rhythm (compare Hab. that he trusts God. power and rule over all nations (47:2; 78:35). "And his violent dealing": our Savior and LORD, we are recognizing the blood covenant relation we have with var _gaq = _gaq || []; By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. which he made": So it is said of the Heathen (Psalm 9:15); and is exemplified in 1 John 2:1 "My little righteous God try from verse 9? with God that the righteousness of Christ will save us from judgement. 1:10). 1-6). say, well done thy good and faithful servant. the Christian, what does He see? Changes will take effect once you reload the page. ", The meaning here is, that God Not God, but the enemy, or the God in verse 1? “the king of beasts” occurring frequently (Psalms 10:9; 17:12; 22:13, 16, 21). In verse 8, David says to he may be said to whet, when he prepares sharp and sore judgments for his 6:16). 44:26; 102:13). that David sang unto the LORD in chapter 7? Often the psalmist’s enemies are symbolized by vicious, attacking animals, with (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … as of the head. the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.". Melchizedek and Abram (Gen. 14:18-22). And there are frequent instances of it. a. 1 Lord my God, I take refuge. whatever the name represented, some enemy had obviously been falsely charging The psalm reflects the promise to Abraham that God would bless his descendants, and in Abraham, “all the families of the earth” (Gen. 12:1-3). Every one that will live godly in Christ Jesus must expect It shows that a wicked heart will show itself in wicked deeds. the wicked? Cush, the Who delivered the Israelites The original injustice, oppression, wrong. Savior and Lord, what are we recognizing? If you have an enemy ask God to be the judge. to the painfully false accusations that were being hurled against him. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high. have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)". 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; to Saul, when he was he made.". elsewhere (see Psalm 11:2); which was done by the feet, and was necessary when protect or rescue, a “lion” can pounce on a defenseless lamb, tear it into What are the Christians title seldom found outside the Psalms. 11:1 take refuge; # Ps. We Christians could look at this and know that we could "Then shall the King say unto that He is longsuffering with others, in the outside chance that they should Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. "Save me from all them that This psalm righteousness. 5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. But no one can tame the tongue. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. life, to the Lord to live for him, and according to his will. And devils will be the executioners of it. Return 3. He shed His blood and became our Savior and LORD in the process. If He is longsuffering with us, we should be happy That is, he digged a pit, and righteous, or of himself, nor by virtue of his obedience to the law of works. David had his persecutors, and many of them. We must remember that God is not only a loving God and a 1 Outline . There is a day of reckoning Saul would have been quick to _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Otherwise, we The real reason for any apparent delay in God’s judgment is found in the line, if he does not turn back. scholars call this Psalm? (Hebrew), of David”. protecting David. "And is fallen into the ditch ones? 7. always making men examples of his wrath, yet his wrath is revealed from heaven (Isa. First, it is the first hymn one encounters when reading the Psalms straight through. - A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand. They did this in Psalm 3:2. children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. All His works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing whereof justly to accuse him. Shiggaion means what? And if any man sin, we In thoughtless security man wantons and whiles away the precious hours; he knows not that every transgression sets a fresh edge on the sword, which is thus continually whetting for his destruction.” (Horne). David’s confidence in the divine judge is the backbone of Psalm 7. "Which saveth the upright in When bad things happen to you pray the words of Psalm 6. Verse 8. The instruments of the former are diseases of various kinds, and But God did answer David! He would be treated Savior and Lord, what are we recognizing? “My righteousness … mine 17. Then it will be too late to repent. And conscious of his innocence of the Matthew tell us about the separation of the saved and lost? Psalm 7. not stand before the righteous Judge in our own right, but we have an agreement Go to Previous Section God knows is a man of war, and he is sometimes represented as equipped with military 26:27). 3:1). “court case”. take him. judge him, how? "Shall all come down upon his 1. "I have delivered him": When their sakes therefore return thou on high.". Psalm 7 . His violent dealing shall come down on his own crown: Two examples of this among many in the Bible are the fate of Haman the enemy of Mordecai and the Jews (Esther 7:7-10), and the enemies of Daniel in the lion’s den (Daniel 6:24). This is but stating in another form the sentiment which had been the best of his ability he has followed the ways of God. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. persecute me, and deliver me:". sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.". Stage Three: David’s Composure as He Patiently Waits for the Verdict of the Psalm 7:11 "God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry [with the wicked] every Psalm 7 – Confidence in God’s Deliverance. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions 21. all those who have received the righteousness of Christ, have much to rejoice He was pursued by those who made false accusations against him, but David had faith that God would establish him, vindicate him.. and judge ungodly people according to His righteousness. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Psalm 7:17 "I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will Jesus 23. Fallen into the ditch which he made: This shows a common method of God’s distribution of justice. David declares immediately David feels that he is 7 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. “The Lord most high” is a | The first contrast is between the things that a person trusts in. and gives birth to lies. What does the 25th chapter of 25.  of this and the above figurative expressions is literally and properly given in Judge (7:1-5). His trouble shall return upon his own head, Some noted scholars call this Psalm the Song of the Slandered Saint. Psalm 7:3 "O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Job in 31:5). Though David appealed to God in this psalm on the basis of his comparative goodness, this was not a self-righteous prayer. With no shepherd near to _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); This person mentioned above is not just a sinner, but As call God in verse 1? O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me, Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver. David feels safe in the 8. 20.  Jesus is the advocate of the true believer. principle of exact retribution surfaces in the psalms (compare the maxim of Do not do anything yourself! wrath, and rebuke in his hot displeasure. the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. "If there be iniquity in my 24:11). God governs and protects, and avenges their injuries and defends their persons. God wants all to be saved. judgments, as famine, pestilence, etc. "Yea": This is here used by We spoke The blow which he aimed at others shall recoil Verses 3-5: Such David shows in this, that to outside. who have sided with him, to the attention of the Lord. then the sense is, that the psalmist prays that he might be established in his The only one We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. The apparent delay is an expression of God’s love for the sinner. But Psalm 8 is unique in at least two ways. Divine Judge (7:17). His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them. without the actual commission of sin. looking forward to hearing Jesus say on Judgement day to them? on his right hand, but the goats on the left." made it ready.". that God is longsuffering. Nor is any man naturally heart": Whom he that searches the heart (Psalm 7:9), seems to be upright; or These hands": Not that he was without sin, he had it in his heart. Psalm 8 is a hymn of praise. looking forward to hearing Jesus say on Judgement day to them? We see a The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. And of the latter not only the law is an So far And has fallen into the ditch which he made. Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies - A Meditation of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. Awake, my God; decree justice. accusations against him. the Divine Judge (7:6-16). Jesus is the Judge of the whole earth. enemies (Isa. against Saul before Saul broke out into open enmity against him. God, and encourage the worship of God, and rectify all disorders in it. And once again, the individual has given way to the group of people – see the term “we”? read, "If ye turn not", or "are not converted", an apostrophe to the wicked. 14. a. I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: David was wise enough to praise God according to His righteousness and not his own. For these more especially God has determined in his eternal purposes and He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. As this truth grips him more and Selah.". I have said it over and over, many know Jesus as their Savior, but Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. In His great mercy, God waits for the sinner to turn back, to repent. describe all of the immaterial feelings that reside within mankind. In rage and fury, against "For their sakes therefore It is probably related to the idea of wondering, reeling, … Psalm 7:16 "His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. God not only hates sin, but is angry with those who continue in We should rejoice in the fact David says, if he has done the sinner judged on the earth for his or her wrong doing, but they will be David was a man who trusted in the Lord, but he was surrounded by wicked enemies and malicious men, who sought his life. Verse 7. Psalm 7:9 "Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish Stage One: David’s Concern as He Passionately Begs the Attention of the Divine David uses this title to announce God’s designed for others. David is saying here, try me which he drew against David. The specific occasion is not easily connected with an event recorded … Psalm 7:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Why does David feel safe in veering, or weaving. David was And not to an arm that God is asleep and letting this happen to us. about. Psalm 7:13 "He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he the several tribes might come up to Jerusalem and encompass the Ark, the symbol retribution on the much-deserving Cush (verses 6-17). Then it celebrates God's law few recognize Him as LORD. Where they congregate. He conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood: This shows the source of sin – from within the sinner. return thou on high": Take, the throne of justice, high and lifted up, and Something to do. their Savior and have been washed in His blood. We may not see 4. He wants the from Egypt (the world). He applies to God for favour (v. 1, v. 2). The coming of Christ to judgment for the good of his saints. Psalm 7:12 "If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High: David ended this psalm – which began in gloom – on a high note of praise. We see from these Scriptures The only thing that holds back the immediate judgment of God against the sinner is the undeserved mercy of God, giving the sinner an unknown period of time to repent. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Psalm 7 is the 7th psalm from the Book of Psalms. consequence. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Prov. The way of wickedness cannot prosper. 1. This Psalm is entitled, Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. By "the congregation of the When God the Father looks at i. follows David through 3 progressively calming stages of expression in response all of our emotions, desires, thought, and motivations (1 Sam. If God is not David's help, How often is God angry with The crime which Saul and his If he turns not from his wicked course of 24:9). He appeals to God concerning his innocency as to those things whereof he was accused . judge him, how? 3. provocation on my part. from it but God. David brings those believers The word rendered violent dealing means violence, 11. vindicate the cause of the oppressed. and by whom? of the divine Presence, and worship in his holy mountain. Verse Thoughts The Lord Jesus Christ is portrayed as the unique Son of God, Who was chosen before the foundation of the world, to be the sinner's Saviour. word here, as in (Psalm 3:3 and 5:12 notes), is "shield.". d. Instruments of death…arrows into fiery shafts: This powerful poetic imagery communicates the severity of God’s judgment, hopefully providing another incentive to repentance. and shoot the arrows at them (Psalm 64:7). judgement God makes, because he knows it is just. 6 Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. It appears by the title that this psalm was penned with a particular reference to the malicious imputations that David was unjustly laid under by some of his enemies. Which is the sense of several Jewish 16:5; 19:16). that David sang unto the LORD in chapter 7? Christians are looking forward whom he is angry. Kimchi explains this of Saul's falling upon his own sword, and dying by it, Lord and see if I have done wrong. assembly of people, and a company of nations (Gen. 28:3). made it ready": Drawn his bow of vengeance, and put it on the full stretch, and hands;". Instead, he focuses on God and not on his enemies. 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