Thursday, March 21, 2013

How Long Jehovah?

Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1How long, Lord? 
Will you forget me forever?
How long will You hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5But I trust in Your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for He has been good to me.

Psalm 13

This Psalm is the deserted soul's case and cure. Whether it was penned upon any particular occasion does not appear, but in general;

I. David sadly complains that God had long withdrawn from him and delayed to relieve him (v. 1, 2).

II. He earnestly prays to God to consider his case and comfort him (v. 3, 4).

III. He assures himself of an answer of peace, and therefore concludes the Psalm with joy and triumph, because he concludes his deliverance to be as good as realized (v. 5, 6).

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