Sunday, February 11, 2007

Psalm Sunday #6

Psalm 6
1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
David is asking the Lord to have mercy on him; to take away his grief now while he is still alive because once he dies, he won't be praising the Lord in the sleep of death.

The Psalms like these are great because they allow us deep into David's heart. Here he is obviously sad and is telling God all about his weariness. In verse 6, he says that he has groaned so much that he is weary. He can't even sleep at night, and he can't seem to stop crying.

But praise God! In verse 9, the Lord hears his prayer.
I am so glad that God hears our prayers and has mercy upon us! :-)

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  1. I am so grateful..So GRATEFUL and so undeserving of God's mercy.

  2. Hi! Stopped by from Psalm Sunday to read your take on the Scripture.
    YES...praise GOD for His Mercy!
    Have an awesome week!

  3. I will forever praise God for His precious mercy.


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