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Welcome to the study of Psalms audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Our Summary – The book of psalms is not narrative (story). It is poetry and so there are few connections between the psalms. One of the ways in which the book is divided up is into 5 'general' sections:
Part 1: 1-41 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 2: 42-72 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 3: 73-89 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 4: 90-106 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Part 5: 107-150audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Let us get down to the verbatim posts of each Psalm, with notes from Matthew Henry, 1710 for more edification. Now continuing from:
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'the Psalms' - Introduction; Bi-Monthly, SMWF, March 7, 2021; and ongoing.
This week, SMWF, March 21-22-24-26, 2021, let us study prayerfully Psalms Chapters 7-8-9-10, verbatim. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
In such times as we are in, 2021, [ESTHER 4:14; 2 TIMOTHY 3], these 'Psalms' may have some of the most important information and warning, like never before. Please take your time, prayerfully, before the Lord. Do not leave, without 'searching your heart' with Him, seeing exactly and precisely what He will have to say for and to you, personally. THEN, WITHOUT DELAY - OBEY!! audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Chapter 10 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The psalmist complains of the wickedness of the wicked. (1-11) He prays to God to appear for the relief of his people. (12-18) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1 'Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
The psalmist complains of the wickedness of the wicked. (1-11) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 1-11 'God's with-drawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.'
He prays to God to appear for the relief of his people. (12-18) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
12 'Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.'
He prays to God to appear for the relief of his people. (12-18) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 12-18 'The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer.
The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory.
Ever remember, that this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly.
But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.' Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
With this 'knowledge', therefore, we, like the Apostle Paul stand in the same shoes, as found at Philippians 3:9-16, to wit: audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
9 'And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the 'righteousness' which is 'of God by faith':
[THIS IS TRUE SALVATION! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!! - THIS IS 'THE TRUE FAITH', 'THE FAITH JESUS HAD AND IS GIVEN TO EACH OF US WHO BELIEVE IN HIM!! THIS IS THE GIFT OF - 'THE FAITH'!!! 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Hebrews 11:1. SMQ]
10 'That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;' [ARE THESE YOUR WORDS OF YOUR PRAYER, MY FRIENDS???]
11 'If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.' audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
[NO MATTER THROUGH NOR BY WHAT!! OUR GOAL-OUR HOPE - AND - PURPOSE!!! AMEN. AMEN!!]
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.'
As we study all Holy Bible Scripture, let us all answer the question, the most important reason for studying God's Word - 'Am I here? Oh, Lord, search my heart and make this true for me, in Jesus Name, I pray. Amen. Amen'. Let us - 'press on' as long as we have the breathe of life in our bodies to do so!! Amen. Amen.
For we must each ever remember that in the end, it is still true - we are to Take up Your Cross: for
…35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. 36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?… [Mark 8:35-37] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
This my friends, is why we pray through anything, yes, everything.!! Amen. Amen.
What a God we have as our 'Father'; LORD, SAVIOR, MASTER and EVERYTHING in between!! Amen. Amen.
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