Wednesday, June 24, 2015

JESUS, Have Mercy On Me

Psalm 57

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.b When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

1 Have Mercy On me, my GOD, Have Mercy On me,
for In YOU I take refuge.

I will take refuge in the shadow of YOUR Wings
until the disaster has passed.

2I cry out To GOD MOST HIGH,
To GOD, WHO Vindicates me.

3HE Sends from heaven and Saves me,
Rebuking those who hotly pursue me—c
GOD Sends Forth HIS Love and HIS Faithfulness.

4I am in the midst of lions;

I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.

5Be exalted, O GOD, above the heavens;
Let YOUR Glory Be Over all the earth.

6They spread a net for my feet—
I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
but they have fallen into it themselves.
7My heart, O GOD, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
8Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
9I will praise YOU, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of YOU among the peoples.
10For Great Is YOUR Love, Reaching to the heavens;
YOUR Faithfulness Reaches to the skies.

11Be Exalted, O GOD, above the heavens;
Let YOUR Glory Be Over all the earth.

Psalm 57

This Psalm was penned upon a like occasion, when David was both in danger of trouble; it begins as that did, "Be Merciful To me;" the method also is the same.

I. He begins with prayer and complaint, yet with some assurance of speeding in his request (v. 1-6).

II. He concludes with joy and praise (v. 7-11).

All David's dependence is upon GOD. The believers need often repeat the publican's prayer – GOD Be Merciful To me a sinner.” But if our souls trust In The LORD, by faith and prayer, we must make Him our Refuge. Though GOD Be MOST HIGH, yet HE Condescends so low, and take care that all things are made to work for good to HIS OWN people.

This is a good reason why we should pray earnestly. If refuge fails, no help appears; but we may look for it from heaven. If we have fled from the wrath to come, unto JESUS CHRIST, HE WHO Performed all things needful to purchase the Salvation of HIS people, Will Do for us and in us all things needful for our enjoyment of it.

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