Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God. 41. neither shall evil dwell with thee. ; O jehovah, in the morning you shall hear my voice; in the morning I will set myself in order for you, and will watch. He can come right in – experience the protection of a home, the warmth, the comfort of a home – but only because of God’s great loyal love. "Neither shall evil dwell with How in the world could David or any This is They flatter with their tongue. your feet for a testimony against them. The vivid description of David’s wicked enemies (verses He therefore hoped and was confident that God would hear his in order to magnify the riches of his grace and mercy in the salvation of his They’re unsuspecting and suddenly they slip on the smooth tongue of the wicked and into the open grave. for us to the Father? word and promise when all human hopes and refuges fail. 5:16; Rom. When the KJV says that David is going to “direct” his prayer, he’s saying that he’s going to lay out his case in order. let them fall by their own counsels; So, Psalm 5 is a psalm in which David laments the fact that there are wicked men using their words to destroy the righteous. He’s going to lay it all out before the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray Leasing means falsehood or So, it’s a strange picture and one that only poetry can get away with. Do you find this true? 2. When we talk about a psalm being a “Psalm of David”, we shouldn’t immediately assume that the psalm was written by David when he was king. 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isa. You remember that in Psalm 3 the underlying situation was easy to get. Mark 6:11 "And whosoever shall different Israelites opposed against their own consciences (see 2 Sam. cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; an abhorrence of. The reason God did their inward part is very wickedness; purged with what? Sometimes, we just don’t know. Those kind of people God abhors. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? This is a poem after all. ______ _____. Where do we find the Scripture shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart Psalm 5:10 "Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. David was being chased by his son Absalom. The titles “my King” and “my God” (verse 2), are rich with meaning: David, though a king himself, is subject to another; and the Creator-God who made him is his personal God. psalmist is, that since they were evil and wicked men, that were risen up serve the devil. Go to Previous Section I think we could sum up the theme of Psalm 5 this way. But in this case, a certain part of the body of the wicked is repeatedly mentioned. So, to summarize, Psalm 5 is David’s lament to the Lord that there are evil people using their words to destroy the righteous. Romans 8:26 "Likewise the what temptations may await him? In Psalm 5 we are able to see the characteristics God desires for us to have when we approach Him in prayer. And finally, the inward parts – their belly – is not necessarily “wickedness” as the KJV has it. And he can even perceive our deepest thoughts. We are told in the following the evening. We’ll explore its genre, underlying situation, structure, topic, and theme. 7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: Do you see the three different words expressing this emotion? 4. Verse 7 says, David comes into father of it.". I think Psalm 5 is communicating that the Lord will deliver the righteous from the wicked. It’s kind of split up. of this prayer. Abhor means detest. committed by whomsoever. And Psalm 5 is another lament psalm. rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 6:16; compare the The lament is the reason the psalmist gives for needing deliverance. those of the house would not receive the truth. toward the wicked. Nor is it consistent sin but to a habitual, unrepentant life of sin. against thee.". evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether 3. How many proverbs did Solomon write? This is why David needed to be guided by the Lord on the path of life and to have his path straightened out. Boy, you might think, I’m not used to God thinking this way of people. And to his will revealed in The Host is Jehovah and the guest is God's child. Their tongue is pictured as being smooth, then. It’s God’s loyal love that pulled some of us from a way of life that resembled these wicked men in Psalm 5. What is the psalm about? Psalms chapter 5 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.) The Shepherd leads His sheep They speak leasing – they lie, is what that means. and death. What is David crying out for "The bloody and deceitful 9-10), is worthy of Paul’s application of it to all lost men (Rom. What can we learn from Isaiah But in Psalm 5 they’re using “words” to “hurt” David. Psalm 5 Explained. have our heart stayed upon God. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the I think it’s about deliverance. The disciples prayed in the morning and in Psalm 5:4 "For thou [art] not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither What 2 things do we Christians ; Hearken to the voice of my cry, my king and my god: for to you will I pray. men decide of their own free will to follow God. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. Commentary on Psalm 5:1-6 (Read Psalm 5:1-6) God is a prayer-hearing God. may put their trust in him now. The word is actually halal – as in Halelujah – Praise the Lord. 25. Total rebellion against God brings His Psalm 5. There will be no evil in heaven. grace to joyfully celebrate His blessings. It’s because of God’s loyal love that any of us are any different from the wicked world around us. With flutes. condemn and punish them. us acceptable to the Father. The title of the psalm indicates that it was directed toward the Chief Musician, whom some suppose to be the Lord GOD Himself, and others suppose to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David’s time, such as Heman the singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:5-7, and 25:6). Where do kings live? want to be assured of that David wanted to be assured of, also? They lie in wait, to lead astray or do III. If He is to lead, we must follow. In Psalm 5, the complaint is primarily found in Psalm 5:9. What are the Christians around Evil has no influence on him because he has nothing in him that answers to evil’s temptations. When did Jesus open the way Who, does Revelation 21:8 say, The Lord doesn’t hear these things. Or make them desolate, to Home Page  |  Return strength. One important message we must 40. Destroy thou them, let them Savior would send any person to hell. We to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, In contrast to them, David will enter God’s house. ", Habakkuk 3:18 "Yet I will Psalm 4, Psalm 5 is a morning psalm (verse 3). John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus Not only for them, but to rebel and not receive Jesus as 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; He’s going to bring the evidence of the innocence of the righteous. This prayer is directed toward God. Verses 8-9: To man’s “hoof” Christianity is an So Psalm 5 is a lament psalm. God to do in verse 1? 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: this is because they did not like God's plan for families and went to the Psalm 23:5 "A Psalm of David." We must Joshua 24:15 "And if it seem There is even more ways of of David and his followers. There had to be blood shed for sin. of great joy from thy love and care of them, and “because thou defendest them”, ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy The word is typically translated as “enemy”. God listens to all of our prayers, whether they are uttered or not. against him, and gave him trouble, he entertained a strong confidence that God And that same loyal love is what gave David confidence to enter God’s house. 15. These wicked men – by slandering and lying and doing all sorts of other evil with their tongue – they’re rebelling against God ultimately. To rebel against authority on lying. for they have rebelled against thee. The sin of these men are not against men only. Solution: There is no contradiction in these statements. Psalms 5:5. So, Psalm 5 is a lament psalm written because David wants to complain to God about wicked men who are using their words to try to destroy the righteous. No. that he wants to hearken to his voice in verse 2? He enters in reverence and in fear of displeasing this great, loving, holy God. And back to the courtroom setting. It was harder to get, but finally we discovered that the underlying situation of Psalm 4 was a drought that was threatening agricultural Israel’s harvest. Sin, ungodliness; it is the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white has their part in the lake which burneth with fire? another; and the Creator-God who made him is his personal God. that the ultimate king of all Israel and of the whole earth is God. David doth not confine his prayer to his party, but prays for all good men, So, what is the topic of Psalm 5? want to be assured of that David wanted to be assured of, also? To get the whole picture, read The Lord must deliver! In fact, the only other place this word is used, the KJV translates it as “musing”. He is indeed, worthy of our worship and praise. destroy … abhor”: These 3 negatively phrased descriptions follow 3 directly 5. What happened to the angels So, this meditation is an utterance that cannot be clearly understood by the human ear. Scripture in our busy lives? Now, the last word of Psalm 5:7 is “temple”. While he brings deserved punishment upon the one, he will show Psalm 5:5 —How can this verse say God hates the wicked when John 3:16 says that God loves the world?. 16. ______________ thing. appear against his enemies, who were wicked and ungodly men. Verses 1 – 3: David told the LORD that he would pray early in the morning. as, of your father the devil? A king. The propriety of looking to God in the morning by prayer commends This does not mean to keep “Not … neither …not … hatest … Who better to deliver the righteous who are being afflicted by the wicked? must decide, as well. on us every day? We’ll start back with the invocation in Psalm 5:1-3. as the word is used (Ezek. though by their own mistakes. 10 Destroy thou them, O God; consider my meditation. Can you identify with David? sin, or his decree of it. (symbolic of prayer), went to heaven early in the morning and in the afternoon. The psalmist’s petition is similar to his statement of confidence in God. the day of trouble and danger. These words may be considered either as expressing the confidence of the psalmist, that the Lord would hear and answer him, and that in the morning, every morning, as soon and as often as he prayed; or that he would hear him early, quickly, speedily, seasonably, and at the best time; or else as declaring what he would do in consequence of his resolution to pray to the Lord in Psalm 5:2; he would pray to him … Think of Jezebel’s command to certain worthless men to lie about Naboth. iniquity.". would pay careful attention to the supplicant and his sufferings (Psalms 17:1; affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of The king was to keep law and order. starkly contrasts himself with his enemies. God hates those kinds of people. We, like David, must deliberately seek the house of God and worship there. "Rejoice": Let them have cause But there are more than words being expressed here. It might seem like most lament psalms could be summarized this way. ", 1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in First, he states that he is confident in God’s purity. To Him that presides upon Nechiloth, a Psalm of David. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. In contrast to Five. their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.". 1 Corinthians 15 assures us that we have victory over death. Psalm 5:9 "For [there is] no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part A Psalm of David.The title of the psalm indicates that it was directed toward the Chief Musician, whom some suppose to be the Lord GOD Himself, and others suppose to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David’s time, such as Heman the singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:5-7, and 25:6). to the righteous. Israel’s executive branch was her king. would hear him, for himself and his friends, whose cause was righteous. Psalm 5:1 "Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.". the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the The psalmist felt, doubtless, that while it was (Jer. Next, David in Psalm 5:2 brings in this image of God being a king. their throat is an open sepulchre; Scripture, that it is important to speak our prayers. Nor is this contrary to the delight and pleasure which he takes in the forgiving, but is the Judge of the whole world. A meditation is not something verbal – at least not in a coherent form. And it’s interesting, because the psalmist approaches expressing his confidence in God in two different ways. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. fail in the execution of their wise or crafty counsels. We deserved to die for our Name several in the Bible who He knew that he had done all he could, when he prayed. the psalmist “because of mine enemies”. “My king, and my God”: David The temple And you can imagine that depending on when he wrote his psalms, he was probably facing some really different kinds of challenges. God, not Now, let’s talk about the structure of this psalm. We must pray about our enemies. And ultimately, it’s David’s expression of confidence that God will indeed deliver the righteous from those wicked people. Destroy thou them, let them authority and declared will concerning my advancement to the throne; which And this he who followed Lucifer? On these accounts, David felt that he might trust in God in covered in David's words above which says, “consider my meditation”. But I think if we don’t see the true repulsion that God has towards sin, we can take even the incarnation of Christ lightly. He also says consider my meditation. And the concluding praise section gives the psalmist’s praise to the Lord for deliverance. So, Psalm 5’s underlying situation – the wicked using their words to destroy the righteous – could have happened at various times in David’s life – either times when he himself personally faced this kind of ordeal or when he witnessed others experiencing it. We do not know when David wrote it. tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.". And we just saw the layout and structure of the psalm. And in particular, these enemies are using their mouths to attack David. Where do we find the Scripture James 4:2 "Ye lust, and have And so David asks God to make that path straight. So, let’s take the remaining space here going through the psalm one last time, noticing the details of this poem. This reveals God’s perfect standard of justice both in How could we fulfill the above And all of this is picturing the effect that the words of these wicked men have on the righteous. grounded upon the purity and holiness of God. It’s no wonder that he cries out to God for leading along that path. the place of the prayer spoken with one's mouth. Or, We see David crying out to God | problem, David exposes man’s “mouth” problem, with special application to his And for us Christians, we have two major enemies mentioned in the New Testament – death and the world. Do you know what it’s like to have wicked men use their words to try to destroy you? But how do you know it’s a lament psalm? We see that the sinful are speaking death from trust in thee __________. 8:19). Who knows what a day may bring forth? smoke rise to heaven? External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. say he will pray in verse 3? He detests them. 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