I find it fascinating that this world is filled with stories of good witches and bad witches, good demons and bad demons, and good spirits and evil spirits. God speaks, either more generally “out of his holiness” to the heart of David or specifically, “from his sanctuary” (presumably from a prophet at the temple communicating that message to David and the people through him). And sin is not an individual act; it always affects others. Sin has consequences. Speak to God about your adversary to living out today in peace and productivity. David hasn’t given up on God even though it feels like God has given up on his people. Circumstances may suggest that we are alone, but David is fueled by the previous vision of reality - God is in control; He is sovereign over the nations; He is with us. Meditating on God’s promises, the psalmist anticipates victory, which will cover defeat and perfect partial successes, and seeks to breathe his own spirit of confidence into the ranks of his countrymen. Psalms Audio courtesy of The Boston Catholic Journal. / Through God we will do valiantly, / For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” September 2nd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. Of course David is from the tribe of Judah, the tribe predicted by Jacob to rule, even though Judah was the fourth son. We know and understand perfectly our intended conversation to another. ... Daily Devotional | Psalm 68 (April 3, 2020) - Duration: 33:18. Don't be deceived by such thinking; God is not mocked. It feels like He is angry and it looks like he has rejected them, abandoning them when they needed him most. Jesus fulfills this pledge in an unexpected way. He invites the people to flee toward that banner, toward truth. Where is He then? 1 Don't look around you in discouragement and wonder where God is. Men marry men, men become women, boys become girls, babies are suctioned from their mother’s wombs in the name of sexual freedom, adult happiness is ultimate and the kids will be okay. What an amazing truth is taught in verse 11. Psalm 59-60 Devotional on March 23, 2020 Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; Colorful, poetic, and explicit are the pleas for God's attention to rescue and more subtle plea to vindicate the enemy or "wicked transgressor." In doing so he extended the boundaries and influence of Israel to its farthest extent ever. Recall that it is the Edomites who are likely the attacking army in this psalm. Today Today we we. ... To sign up for a free subscription to receive the PresbyCan Daily Devotional in your inbox every day, click here. Miraculously we see his blessings in our lives. However, the following verse recalls the earlier lament of the psalm, God had seemed to reject his people and stayed behind when their armies went out. This spiritual realm is not under the bidding of man; rather, man is led by this spiritual realm. God walked the land and declared all of it “mine” through Jesus. Perhaps the nation will be healed only when we pray with David and seek God’s help, believe in his sovereignty, and trust in his victory. The psalmist is declaring that in the midst of chaos, God’s banner is still waving for those who will look to it and find courage. This is an apt description of western civilization today. The help of man is useless. Rosemary Renninson. Gilead lies north of Succoth and represents the northeastern part of the country corresponding with Ephraim and Manasseh to the west of Gilead and north of Shechem. 3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink… “Every place you step your foot will be yours” -- this was the promise to Abraham. Sounds pretty convincing, doesn't it? This verse forms the central prayer of the psalm. A setback can make us stagger and wonder what to do next. David receives an immediate answer to his prayer. How can I be praying for you today? The banner was a signal flag used by the military to communicate during the fog of war. Helpful thoughts: Nothing else we might put our trust in comes close to the faithfulness and power of God. Search Results for: "Psalm 60:" Giants Or Grasshoppers? What is true of the individual is also true of the nation. With this Psalm, David calls on Israel to once again fear … master, master, according according according to Shoshone Edith, Edith a.m. A. a.m. a.m. … This page is a part of Latin-English book of Psalms, Catholic Public Domain Version, a new translation of the Latin Vulgate, using the Douay-Rheims as a guide by SacredBible.org. David stood up to these four nations and the result was 40+ years of peace. 10 Have you not rejected us, O God? Feel free to read along in the show notes below. The psalm concludes with a prayer and a prediction. We are told that this psalm’s background is when David “fought with Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.” This descriptive title points us to the events of 2 Samuel 8:1-14. Communication is one of our common problems; what we say to others is often misunderstood. Psalm 60 also has one of the longest descriptive titles given to it. The psalmist clearly understands that God is in control of everything, the big word for it is sovereign. Then we hear the voice of God, not the psalmist as He makes his boast. What an amazing truth is taught in verse 11. You won't find a bunch of platitudes or Christian fluff. Psalm 60 1 Psalm 60 For the director of music. When you stand up to him, he leaves you alone. For teaching. A culture that has abandoned truth is stumbling drunk, questioning everything, seeing things that shouldn’t be, indeed, causing them. The prayer is that God would help the nation against her foes, and this is undergirded by a bit of desperation -- “there’s no help from man (adam).” A recognition of our dependence on God is central to prayer because it is an indicator of the absence of pride. My son had just started walking when Psalm 60 became real in my life. Who will lead me to Edom? In Hebrew, the word valiantly here is a noun that typically means strength or efficiency, and is often connected with military might but also courage, as in “David’s mighty men”, and “men of valor.” Knowing that God is helping us, gives us courage to move into the battle. No one created us, we evolved; that makes us the highest being! The seed of Abraham and the Root of Jesse (David) are both descriptive terms of Jesus, and the psalm reminds us of God’s certain victory even when it is still future. Psalm 60 Devotional. Next: Psalm 61, Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I, More Devotions on the 60th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions, Psalm 60Psalms 1 - 40Psalms 41 - 84Psalms 85 - 118Psalm 119Psalms 120 -150 Daily Bible Devotions Home, linda@devotional-reflections-from-the-Bible.com, Psalm 61, Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I. The narratives in 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles do not suggest this, but the superscription and the content of the psalm indicate the Edomites may have taken advantage of David’s absence while fighting the Syrians to invade Israel from the south. There is a true spiritual realm in which God reigns with His angels, and Satan constantly attacks and devours with his evil angels. When he fought Aram Naharaim[ c] and Aram Zobah,[ d] and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. God’s ultimate beatdown of our enemies would take place one Passover weekend in Jerusalem. What may seem impossible to man is always possible with God. 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