Having cried out to God for help, David warns his enemies, possibly Absalom, not to wrong him, because God had set him apart in protective care.
(For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.)
Answer me when I call, God. This seems to assume that God might not listen.
Give me relief from my distress. This is in the perfect tense. God had given David relief in the midst of his distress.
how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? David might have had Absalom in mind. Absalom was attempting to tarnish David’s reputation.
godly. The Hebrew word is khaseed. It means an object of God’s covenantal loyal love.
has set apart for himself. The LORD shows special favor to godly people.
be still. The challenge for a child of God is to BE STILL. Our activity-prone culture prods us to keep going all the time. But throughout the pages of the Bible, God calls us to BE STILL. Are you able to spend some time each day, sitting still in the presence of God?
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. If they trust in the LORD, the next step would be to offer the proper sacrifices.
VERSE 6. Many say, “Who will show us any good?” LORD, let the light of your face shine on us.
gladness in my heart. In God, David experienced joy and contentment.
live in safety. When we are with God, we can dwell in safety.
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