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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 4)

17 Jul

Although I am not an Old Testament scholar, I’ve been asked by Word of Life in Korea to teach a course next June on the book of Psalms.  As some of you know, I’ve been on a quest to unit-read all the books of the Bible (with the exception of the Psalms, which isn’t written to be unit-read).

It will do my soul good to go through the book of Psalms.  Let’s tackle Psalm 4 today:

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For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 Tremble and do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the Lord.

6
Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
Let the light of your face shine on us.
7
Fill my heart with joy
when their grain and new wine abound.

8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.

 
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