Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
Last week we reviewed Psalm 5. Today, we're going to study Psalm 6.
With that in mind, let's get to it.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Psalm 6 is known as the first of the seven penitential psalms – songs of confession and humility before God.
vs. 1-7 David deprecates God's wrath, and begs for the return of His favor.
vs. 8-10 David assures himself of an answer of peace.
These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions. These afflictions will be tolerable, if David has comfort in his soul.
Man is a a born sinner, prone to backsliding, who can only be restored by Christ.
To depart and be with Christ is the ultimate goal for the saints; but for one to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.
Having made his request known to God, David is confident that his sorrow will be turned into joy.
Because of God's grace upon his heart, David knew his prayer was accepted, and in due time, would be answered.
Any believer, through the blood and righteousness of Christ, can go to God, and plead with Him for pardon and cleansing- knowing that He is just and faithful to grant both.
David prays for the conversion of his enemies, or foretells their ruin.
Whatever we my have to endure in life can be made a blessing, with the proper perspective- acknowledgment of sinfulness & repentance
We should endeavor daily to pray to God, with supplication
We should never be afraid to be totally vulnerable with God, because He loves us unconditionally, and understands us fully
Death has no power over the believer, as eternal life is attained with God
In God's power we can overcome any enemy we may encounter
Even if we've angered God we can always go to Him, in sincerity & humility, and ask for His forgiveness
The only true comfort we can ever experience is found in God
It is important to separate from all ungodly associations
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.