Bible In One Year-Day 259 (Monday, September 16, 2013)
Commentary: Psalm6-10. The Psalmist reflected in these chapters that he was also not exempted from the troubles of life. Rather than for the troubles to take him far from God, it made him closer through prayers. Prayer is absolutely necessary in the life of God’s children. The love you have for God will reflect in the manner you pray to Him. If prayers are timed, then your relationship with God is timed. When you stop praying, you have cut off God. Prayer is the means of communicating with God. Through prayers (from the heart) you enjoy His presence. The Psalmist took his weakness and weariness to God in prayer.
Psalms 6:2-3 “Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?”
The enemy never gave him a breathing space; he took it to God.
Psalms 7:9-10 “Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.”
Looking into the pattern of prayer of the Psalmist, we could see that he started with humility before God by asking for mercy. He then tendered his weakness and showed God that his confidence is in God and not in himself. He moved to lay his complaint to God and then in chapters8-9, he praised the Lord. Many people are always carried away with their problems not knowing how to praise the Lord. Praises are cogent part of prayer. No prayer is complete without thanksgiving and praises.
Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
To enter the gate (i.e. seat of the Most High), you need to thank Him. This is what opens His presence to you. After entering, you praise him to seek for favor to judge you problems; realize that you do not deserve his presence considering your filthiness; no man is righteous before Him.
Psalms 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
In chapter10, the Psalmist demanded God’s judgment upon the wickedness of the wicked. This happened after he had settled himself before the Lord.
Psalms 10:1-2 “Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.”
Psalms 10:14-15 “Thou hast seen it; …; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.”
Vengeance belongs to God, but before you can invoke His vengeance you must justify yourself before Him. This is the teaching of the Psalmist. Christ is our redeemer and through Him we are justified. Without Jesus, the enemy prevails unhindered.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Psalm11-15. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries