He had soldiers and guards. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. And in the same exact trial, the sentiments from the plaintiff – those who are bringing the accusation of guilt against the defendant – and those associated with the plaintiff are much different. And the jihadists are against Asaad but they’re also not too friendly with the Palestinians. The lament is where the psalmist exposes the enemies of God – who are also usually his enemies as well. by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Verse 12 speaks again of these oppressed ones. Telling of God’s marvelous works. You don’t need to be someone great to approach the Lord. God is viewed as a judge. Basically, God will deliver the oppressed from their oppressors. 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. In verse 13, David indicates that he needs deliverance from the trouble or “misery” that these people are causing him. 1 To the … He is the Most High – there’s none higher – none more mighty. O enemy, destructions are finished forever! In fact, it’s viewed as already having happened in verse 5. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The little Scottish town of Lockerbie was instantly linked forever to this horrible act of international terrorism. They’re the oppressed. Why would they be miserable? Listen, and I don’t want to get needlessly political here and comment on things too great for me and things I don’t understand. In order to appreciate and live for God's glory, we must make room by eliminating the wrong notions associated with the self-esteem movement. God alone delivers from peril and death. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Psalm 8 enables us to experience the glory of God and examine the Self-esteem movement. And they find him to be a refuge to which they can flee for help. They’re expecting him to make things right. How many songs did Solomon compose. The Jews thought that he wrote it after he killed Goliath. Psalms 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I remember being in a hotel room watching the news when President Obama came out with his idea that Israel needs to return to it’s pre-1967 borders. And as we’ve already rehearsed, his judgement is going to be completely right. All to get attention to herself on her blog. Wicked Gentilic men – probably viewed as constituting the nations around Israel. On the other, he’s viewed as the deliverer – as one who will ensure that justice is served. 9. So, let’s do it again – circle back over the psalm trying to get the essence of what the psalm is about. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Their ruins shall never be repaired. “What prayer, then, can we pray which is of more vital importance than that the nations may know themselves to be but men? And so, it’s really for their sake that God will judge those who oppress them – according to this verse. “All the wealth of Croesus, the wisdom of Solon, the power of Alexander, the eloquence of Demosthenes, if added together, would leave the possessor but a man. i. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. The same is true of Israel today. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. And this is where our perception of the Lord and who he is and what he should be expected to do – this where this needs to change. That verse reads, “Happy is the one who seizes your infants / and dashes them against the rocks.” The psalmist kind of zooms in on these folks and paints a pretty vivid picture for us of exactly how evil they are and how deserving of God’s punishment they are. And when this judgment does come, look who’s going to be rescued – verse 9 – God will be a refuge to whom? It seems to make out that God is very judgemental. I mean, after all, the man was a king! Who’s the third? In Psalm 9 we are reminded of the justice of God. In fact, he really is viewed in Psalm 9 as preferring the humble and poor and needy and oppressed. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. In Psalm 9, the lament appears in verses 15 through 18. One tour guide told us when we were in a particular area of Israel that if you hear air raid sirens, that’s a GOOD thing because that means the missile is traveling PAST you and is going to hit somewhere else. To the tune of 'The Death of the Son.' They set the trap for someone else – someone who isn’t worthy of being snared. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Let the nations be judged in Your sight…that the nations may know themselves to be but men: David again expressed his confidence in God’s judgment of the wicked. A Bible Devotion from Psalm 9 Arise O Lord, Do Not Let Man Prevail Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your sight. Psalm 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21. It’s the Lord. What a mess! Chapter 9. Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord ’s Righteous Judgments. Where was God? In addition to what’s happening now in and around Israel, they have centuries of being oppressed and murdered simply for being who they are. Let the nations be judged in Your sight. He had a palace and weapons. “Prayers are the Church’s weapons…whereby she is terrible as an army with banners; she prays down her enemies.” (Trapp), ii. The Lord is one who can be approached by the humble. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in Creation. Verse 20 has David asking the Lord to strike fear into the hearts of these evil-doers. 18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. But they’re going to be destroyed by God. “Strange, that man, dust in his original, sinful by his fall, and continually reminded of both by every thing in him and about him, should yet stand in need of some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.” (Horne), iii. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." And when he does, the evil-doers will be destroyed, but YOU will be delivered. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The lament is where the psalmist exposes the enemies of God – who are also usually his enemies as well. Commentary for Psalms 9 . He’s going to protect and deliver them even as he’s punishing their enemies. KJV Psalm 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I … OK, what else is revealed about these enemies of David? Prior in Psalm 9, we find David praising God for who He is and remembering His wonderful deeds, particularly as the Most High King. Because you know that the testing of your faith produces good things. David probably wrote Psalms 9 and 10 as one psalm. And they’re nothing compared to God. They’re not invincible. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Here, we’re told that the enemies made a pit and prepared a net to capture the righteous. On the other hand, those doing the oppressing. We will see the Psalm 91 meaning verse by verse (Line by line). They’ve experienced some recent temporal defeat – at least a portion of them have – maybe one or two of the nations. 11. And what do we see David engaged in in the first two verses of Psalm 9? A mother writing a blog in which she details the struggle she’s having caring for her sickly child. When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence. The voluntative with Waw of sequence expresses that which the poet desires for his own sake and for the sake of the result mentioned in Psalm 9:11. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:9 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Heb. They’re needy and poor. Let’s consider them for a moment. The wicked – those who have forgotten God – will view him with terror. Because of his doings. Next, the psalmist expresses confidence in this Most High God, the Lord – in verses 3 through 10. Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments - To the Chief Musician. The Middle East is a mess and is sliding into mass lawlessness with the consequences of the Arab Spring and now with the radical Islamic groups that have moved to fill the power vacuum left by that movement. To the Chief Musician. 10. Psalms 9:17. And we’re going to find it by skimming through the Psalm looking for what this psalm is really about. The title of this psalm reads To the Chief Musician. And that’s just like what it’s going to be with the Lord when he judges the world. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David. These aren’t actions worthy of having one’s life threatened. These short commentaries are based on Level A EasyEnglish (about 1200 word vocabulary) by Gordon Churchyard. What if someone suggested that America return to it’s pre-1776 borders? Now, verse 9 – when God will in the future judge the world with the totally correct verdicts that only he can render – these people of which David is a part will find God to be a refuge. But it WILL come. And this is going to happen – according to verse 17 – to all nations that forget God. Praising the Lord. But I have to think there’s really a pretty close parallel between what ancient Israel headed by David experienced and what modern-day Israel is experiencing. The psalmist is confident that God will judge the world – the world that is so opposed to him. And verse 10 – people who know God’s name – who know his true character – though the whole world will be judged righteously and be turned into hell, these guys will experience a much different side of the judge. Because that verse in Romans states that what is good for us is to be made more and more like Christ. Psalm 9:6 "O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them." Why? Psalms 10. In verse 18 this group is also described as “needy” and “poor”. Free Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms in Easy English - written by Gordon Churchyard for MissionAssist. First of all, there’s the people who are making the psalmist lament. “So the two parts of the psalm end with the thought that the ‘nations’ may yet come to know the name of God, the one calling upon those who have experienced His deliverance to ‘declare among the peoples His doings,’ the other praying God to teach by chastisement what nations who forget Him have failed to learn from mercies.” (Maclaren), iv. Again, this word refuge is a word for something that’s high up out of the way of things. 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