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Psalms 23 – 43

Psalm 23

David thanks God as he reminisces about his life  

Psalm 23 is an allegory about the called out first fruits who are called to become kings in the Kingdom of God.  

The called out first fruits of the New Covenant are to follow God and to live by every Word of God the Good Shepherd just like David did; and if they continue in doing so,  they shall be filled with the spiritual meat of the Word and in the resurrection will receive eternal life and all good things.  

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

God has promised David and all overcoming called out first fruits who are filled with the righteousness of the whole Word of God, that their lives will be restored in the resurrection to eternal life from the dead.

23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though we die physically, if we accept the rod of God’s wise instructional correction and lean on the sure staff of God’s Righteous Word we need not fear, for if we are faithful to live by every Word of God we have God’s unshakable promise that he will raise us up from the valley of death to eternal life as a spirit.

23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

God has promised that if we are faithful to live by every Word of God, he will raise up to eternal life in the sight of our enemies, and will pour out the anointing of kingship and priesthood upon us 

23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

We have God’s unbreakable promise that if we are faithful to live by every Word of God, enduring and overcoming all things through the power of God dwelling in us, God’s mercy and blessings will pour upon us like a river and we shall dwell for all eternity in the house [family] of God.

23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

Psalm 24

All things were created by God and belong to him

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

The physical temple is an allegory of the heavenly temple.  This question is an allegorical question, asking who shall be in the resurrection to spirit and ascent to stand before God.  

See:  The Marriage of The Lamb, at The Resurrection of The Chosen

24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill [temple] of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

Only the person who is clean from any and all sin, being cleansed from all past sin by sincere repentance, the application of the blood of the Lamb and going forward to live by and be filled full with every Word of God; will be filled with the righteousness of the Word of God  and lifted up from the grave to his salvation.

24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Those that seek God with a whole heart to live by every Word of God shall be saved from death to eternal salvation.

24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

If we open up the gates and doors of our hearts in sincere repentance and a wholehearted dedication to live by every Word of God he shall enter and dwell within us through his Holy Spirit  (Rev 3:19-22).

24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

If we are faithful to sincerely repent and turn away from all departure from the Word of God to live by every Word of God, the doors of our hearts will be opened eternally to the Holy Spirit of the King of Glory; and God shall dwell eternally within us.

24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

 

Psalm 25

A psalm of sincere trusting faithfulness to God, revealing the proper relationship between man and God

Psalm 25:1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul [We are to give ourselves wholly to God in complete submissive humility].

If we put our trust in God to live by his every Word we shall never be ashamed, for God will lead us victorious over Satan, over bondage to sin and over the grave itself.

25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Those who refuse to live by every Word of God shall surely be greatly ashamed when they see the godly exalted while they are sternly rebuked.

25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

God’s Word is Truth and brings eternal salvation to all those who live by it.

25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Let us all repent and turn to live by every Word of God, that Almighty God may remember his merciful nature and forgive us for all our repented sins.

25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Let us sincerely repent of all our past sins and commit to “Go and sin no more” so that our merciful God will be gracious unto us to forgive and forget our past wickedness

25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.

Every Word of God is life, for God’s Word teaches those who humble themselves to learn from him, how we may depart from all sin and live

25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.  25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Those who walk in the paths laid out by the Word of God and keep their commitment to live by every Word of God will live in Truth and receive the mercy of the LORD.

25:10 All the paths [the whole Word of God] of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as [diligently live by every Word of God] keep his covenant and his testimonies.

The iniquity of men is great, but God is greater and will deliver men from their bondage to sin.

25:11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

Those who are humbly submissive to live by every Word of God, shall be taught of God because they have chosen the ways of God; and those who live by every Word of God shall inherit the earth in the resurrection of the chosen.

25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.  25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

God’s salvation and the secret things of God shall be revealed in those who love God enough to live by every Word of God 

25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

If our eyes and thoughts are ever focused on the Eternal to do his will, he shall surely deliver us.

25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Let us cry out in sincere repentance to our Mighty One for his sure deliverance

25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. 25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

The enemies we struggle with are Satan and many temptations to sin

25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

God deliver all those who put their trust in him, to follow him and live by God’s every Word; from their bondage to Satan and sin

25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

If we are filled with the integrity and righteousness of the Word of God, through living by every Word of God,  the Eternal will save us

25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

God the Father has redeemed the sincerely repentant with the blood and  life of the Lamb of God

25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

 

Psalm 26

David is willing to be tested as to his fidelity to God, for he has dedicated himself to absolute faithfulness to live by every Word of God

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.  26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins [examine my most secret thoughts and deeds for I have been loyal to you]  and my heart.

God’s Word which is righteousness and loving kindness; was ever in David’s mind and should always be in our minds

26:3 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

We are not to keep company the wicked who are not zealous to live by every Word of God

26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.  26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

1 Corinthians 5:11  But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
David washed himself in innocency which is a poetic way of saying that he was immersed in godliness and washed clean through living by every Word of God [Ephesians 5:25-26] and the application of sacrifice for all PAST sins; and because of innocency we are able to approach the throne of God
Psalm 26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

Let us all witness to and publish the greatness of God, for God has done wonderful things for us

26:7  That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

God will account all those who live by every Word of God  as lovers of God and not as sinners

26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.  26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:  26:10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Those who walk [live] by every Word of God, and stand on the sure and solid foundation of the Rock of our Salvation, shall receive the mercy of the LORD and shall be accounted among God’s beloved faithful

26:11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.  26:12 My foot standeth in an even [permanent] place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

 

Psalm 27

The  LORD and every Word of God is the light of righteousness, casting out the darkness of wickedness.

Those who walk in the light of living by every Word of God, need never fear, for whatever happens in this life they have a sure place in the resurrection to spirit and eternal life with God.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

The unrepentant wicked will ultimately fall into eternal death, while those who love truth and living by the Word of God shall live for eternity.  The godly go down to the grave with the unshakable promise of the resurrection to spirit and eternal life with God.

27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.  27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

The heart of the faithful is dedicated to live by the Word of God and to be with him, FOREVER

27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life [forever], to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire [into the Word of God] in his temple.

When the godly enter death they are preserved in the secret place of God, resting on the sure foundation of the Rock of Salvation

27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

In the resurrection of the enduring overcoming chosen called out first fruits, they shall be raised from the grave and exalted as kings and the priests of the order of Melchizedek above the nations (Rev 1:6 an d 5:10).

27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

What an incredible comfort to really KNOW that when the faithful who love God enough to live by his Word cry out to God: He will deliver them!  

The love of God transcends the love of parents for their children, or the love of a bride and bridegroom;  and even when our fathers and mothers forsake us, Almighty God our Father in heaven loves his children and will remember and deliver us from death and the grave, and all evil!  

27:7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.  27:9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.  27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

Let us learn the ways of righteousness and salvation; which is to live by every Word of God.  Pray diligently that God will give a good understanding and make the Word of God plain and easy to understand, that we may be saved from all deceivers! 

27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.  27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me [including those witnessing falsely about God’s Word to deceive us to fall away from our Beloved LORD], and such as breathe out cruelty.

Remember that we would all surely faint, fall and fail, but for the mercy of our Great Deliverer who in his merciful love strengthens us to do his will and live by his Word

27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Be patiently faithful and diligent to live by every Word of God and he will deliver

27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

 

Psalm 28

A prayer for deliverance, to the ONLY Deliverer who can deliver from all enemies including death itself

Psalm 28:1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit [the grave]28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace [deceitfully to gain advantage] to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. 28:4 Give them [the unrepentant wicked]  according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

God will correct all those who reject living by every Word of God, and if they still will adamantly refuse to repent they will be cast into eternal death

28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

Praises to Almighty God; the Deliverer of all those faithful to live by every Word of God

28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

The Eternal is the strength of all those who put their trust in him to live by his Word

28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

28:8 The LORD is their [of the faithful] strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed [the ones filled with the Spirit of God].

Messiah the Christ will come to save his creation and deliver them from bondage to Satan and sin, and in their appointed times he will resurrect and change to spirit all those who turn to God, to live before him forever

28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

 

Psalm 29

The faithful are mighty to overcome by the power of the Just and Mighty Deliverer,therefore let us rejoice and  praise God, the Just and Mighty Deliverer of the faithful!

Psalm 29:1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.  29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

When Messiah the Christ comes, the voice of righteousness will ring forth through the whole earth and all nations shall flow to him.

Isaiah 2:2   And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord‘s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters [nations,peoples] : the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

The earth and heavens tremble at the voice [Word] of God, who is mighty to destroy the wicked and to deliver God’s faithful who live by every Word of God

29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 29:5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars [the strong and mighty men]; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon [the great among the Gentiles].

29:6 He maketh them [the great nations] also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion [an ancient name for Mt Hermon] like a young unicorn.

29:7 The voice of the LORD divideth [saves the godly and separates the wicked into Gehenna] the flames of fire.

29:8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness [a figurative type of the ungodly]; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice [Word] of God created and sustains all things, and his faithful glorify and obey  him

29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple [spiritually God’s faithful (spiritual temple) glorify God] doth every one speak of his glory.

Messiah the King of kings shall  rule all nations

29:10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood [many nations]; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his [faithful who live by His every Word] people; the LORD will bless his people [in the resurrection  to spirit with eternal life and peace] with peace.

 

Psalm 30

Praises for God’s deliverance

Psalm 30:1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 

God heals his faithful from sin and the wages of sin, which is death

30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

God will raise his faithful who live by every Word of God, up from death and the grave to eternal life

30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit [grave].

Let us rejoice for the correction of the LORD is momentary and is for our good that he might save us to eternal life

30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

God’s eternal blessings come to those who will not be moved from living by every Word of God

30:6 And in my prosperity [blessings of godliness] I said, I shall never be moved.

30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain [house, family or kingdom, government] to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

Let us quickly sincerely repent when we fall astray and seek the mercy of the LORD with dedicated single mindedness to turn back to live by every Word of God

30:8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

What does it profit us if we cleave to past sins, errors and false traditions and reject knowledge of the Word of God for our own ways?  

Far better to be humbled and sincerely repent, crying out to the Mighty One to deliver us and mercifully forgive us, for we can do nothing in the grave.

30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit [grave] ? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Holy Father, Mighty One; give us a repentant heart and be show mercy making a new Covenant with us; write upon our hearts your Word and Law

Jeremiah 31:33   But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Psalm 30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
Forgive us, oh Lord, and turn our sadness over our sins,  into rejoicing over your mercies

30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 30:12 To the end that my glory [in my forgiveness and resurrection] may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.

O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

 

Psalm 31

A prayer for deliverance of all those who put their trust in the LORD God.  May God deliver all those who live by his Word, no one will ever be ashamed of trusting and living by every Word of God.

Psalm 31:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

God hears the prayers of those who follow and live by his Word, and he will deliver us from bondage to sin and death.

31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me [from bondage to sin and the grave].  31:3 For thou art my rock [of salvation] and my fortress [of defense against the Adversary]; therefore for thy name’s sake [not for any merit of mine but for your glorious reputation]  lead me, and guide me.  31:4 Pull me out of the net [deliver the faithful from the deceitful words intended to lead us astray to destruction] that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

The faithful commit themselves to live by every Word of God and all truth shall never be ashamed, for they have been redeemed by the sacrifice of the very Lamb of God.  Those who reject any truth to maintain the false traditions and ways of men shall be greatly ashamed for the sacrifice of Christ shall not be applied to lovers of error.  

31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.  31:6 I have hated them that regard [teach deceitful lies]  lying vanities: but I trust in the [the Word of God] LORD.

Those who trust in God to live by every Word of God shall be given victory over Satan and sin and death itself; they shall rejoice in God’s merciful forgiveness and acceptance in the resurrection to spirit.

31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

God will not leave his faithful in the embrace of death but will deliver them and give them offices in his kingdom

31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Those who put their trust in God submitting to an dliving by his Word, are consumed with grief over their past sins and cry out to him in sincere humble wholehearted repentance

31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Because of our trust to live by every Word of God we are slandered and forsaken of men,  Therefore Holy Father in heaven; lift us up and deliver us for we put our trust in thee

31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind [far from their thoughts]: I am [cast aside by men] like a broken vessel. 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

The wicked hate those who chose to live by every Word of God and seek to deceive them away from God or to attack and destroy them; yet they will be steadfast to trust in the Mighty One of Moses

31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

The lives of men are in the hands of God; although the faithful may suffer in this life to better learn godliness, God will bless those who put their trust in him raising them up to eternal life and many blessings

31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.  31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

The wicked shall be ashamed and the goldy shall greatly rejoice in the day of their change

31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

The slanderers shall be made silent by the manifestation of the truth, when all things are fulfilled

31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

God will hide his chosen faithful Spring Harvest in the grave for a short time before he lifts them up to eternal life as kings and priests of the Most High forever

31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before [served God openly in the sight of men] the sons of men!  31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues [hidden from the lies and slanders of deceitful men].

The faithful may be cut off from the land of the living, but the Eternal shall raise them up to the reward of faithfully living by every Word of God in great adversity 

31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.  31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

Be strong, be faithful, all His children; for our Great God will deliver and strengthen us in that day!

31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud [properly faithful; the keeper of the Word of God] doer.

31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

 

 

Psalm 32

A Psalm about the blessing of forgiveness for the sincerely repentant

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 

To be forgiven one must sincerely repent from all past sin and STOP sinning [stop transgressing the Word of God] and commit to go forward and sin no more.  Only then will the sinner be forgiven and justified by the application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. the Atoning sacrifice.

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

When we keep silent and fail to sincerely repent of our past sins and refuse to commit to STOP sinning, we begin to die spiritually and will not be forgiven nor raised up from the grave to eternal life.

32:3 When I kept silence [did not sincerely  repent], my bones waxed old [all hope of lasting life failed and my body judged for destruction] through my roaring [proud self will] all the day long. 32:4 For day and night thy hand [chastening and rebuke] was heavy upon me: my moisture [my life strength dried up as moisture in a drought] is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 

Because we will surely die in our sin, let us quickly acknowledge our iniquity and sincerely repent to turn to live by every Word of God; that we might be saved from eternal death.  

If we confess our sins against God and sincerely repent, committing ourselves to go forward and live by every Word of God; we shall be forgiven, justified by the application of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God and saved from damnation.

32:5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Every godly person prays for forgiveness from sins and the godly strength to live by every Word of God.

32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters [the godly shall be delivered from the grave as pictured by Israel being delivered from the waters of the Red Sea] they shall not come nigh unto him.

The godly put their trust in God and live by every Word of God, quickly repenting when any sin or error is discovered.

32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble [God’s Word teaches us the way to peace and life]; thou shalt compass me about [God will ultimately surround those who are zealous to follow him, with eternal blessings] with songs of deliverance. Selah.

God Word instructs his faithful in the ways of peace and eternal life.

32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Let us not be self willed so that we must be forced to obey God’s Word, but let us obey willingly and enthusiastically because God’s Word is for our good.

32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they [if we are self willed like the stubborn mule we shall be corrected] come near unto thee.

The unrepentant refuse to live by God’s Word to their own hurt; while those who are zealous to live by every Word of God are greatly blessed in learning the way to peace, blessings and eternal life. 

32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

Those who sincerely repent of their failure to live by every Word of God and who dedicate themselves to live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal; shall surely Greatly Rejoice and Shout for Joy at their resurrection and change to eternal spirit.

32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous [true righteousness is to live by EVERY WORD of GOD]: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

 

Psalm 33

Praise God for his Holy Righteous Word

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous [God is righteous and living by every Word of God is righteousness]: for praise [praising God is appropriate for those who are delivered by God] is comely for the upright. 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.  33:3 Sing unto him a new song [of praise]; play [music] skilfully with a loud noise.

Every Word of God is righteousness and truth

33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.  33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment [justice]: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

Jesus Christ taught that we are to live by every Word of God (Mat 4:4)  and Paul taught that:
Romans 7:12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth [the words coming from God’s mouth] .

By God’s command the waters were gathered and the land raised up above the waters in Genesis 1:6-10.

33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Let every person respect, glorify and stand in awe of the Great Creator God

33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

God will bring the stratagems of deceivers to nothing and God’s purpose will be accomplished

33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

The Will and Word of God will stand forever, blessed are those who are called to God and who faithfully live by every Word of God and exalt the Eternal above all else

33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

God knows the hearts of all men and no person may hide anything from God

33:13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.  33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

There is no place to hide from God’s judgment and no power in men to resist the will and judgment of God

33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.  33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

God is just and will deliver all those who love him enough to live by his Word and put their hope and trust in Him, to raise them up to eternal life

33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;  33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

The LORD is the Deliverer of all those who put their trust in him to follow him whithersoever he goeth (Rev 14:3)

33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.  33:22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope [put our trust in and live by God’s Word] in thee.

 

Psalm 34

Rejoicing over God’s deliverance from the grave in a resurrection to spirit, a prophecy of Messiah the Christ and his resurrection as the first of many to also be delivered from the grave

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

When we live by every Word of God the Father in Christ-like zeal; God will deliver us from fear of death and the grave

34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 34:5 They [the faithful]  looked [put their trust in God and obeyed Him]  unto him, and were lightened [enlightened with truth and encouraged]: and their faces were not ashamed [because God keeps His promises].

34:6 This poor [humble man, poor in the spirit of self will]  man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.  34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him [God delivers those who love and respect him enough to live by his Word], and delivereth them.

God is good and full of mercy and deliverance for all those who put their trust in him to live by every Word of God  

34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.  34:9 O fear [greatly respect and hold in awe] the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want [no lack of deliverance from sin and death]  to them that fear him.

Even though the mighty perish, God’s faithful will be preserved

34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear [love, faithful obedience and respect] of the LORD.

If you desire victory over bondage to Satan and sin, and the gift of eternal life then learn to live by every Word of God

34:12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?  34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue [godliness, for only God is good] it.

God the Father watched over and will deliver from death and the grave all those who love him enough to live by every Word of God

34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

God the Father will destroy all those who refuse to live by every Word of God, rejecting God and the truth of his Word

34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

God’s Word is righteousness and the righteous will live by every Word of God,  God will deliver all those who passionately live by every Word of God in the resurrection to spirit

34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart  [are sincerely repentant abhorring their sins]; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit [hav the stubborn spirit of self will crushed to powder in submissive humility before God] .

God shall deliver those who live by every Word of God but the wicked shall perish in their unrepentant wickedness

34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.  34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken [a prophecy of the death and resurrection of Christ the righteous] .

34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous [those who despise others who are zealous to live by every Word of God shall not be in the resurrection to spirit, even if they have been baptized and attend some corporate assembly] shall be desolate.  34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul [lives] of his servants [by the blood sacrifice of the Lamb of God] : and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

Psalm 35 

A prayer for the deliverance of the godly who live by the Word of God and a prophecy of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ  

God our Father WILL hear the prayer of those who love him enough to live by every Word of God and he will deliver us from death and the grave as he delivered the Lamb of God, the first born of many brethren!  

The day will come when God the Father will send Messiah the Christ the Deliverer to take up his instruments of war and return to the earth to deliver his faithful and destroy Babylon the Wicked Rev 15 and Rev 19)!

Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.  35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Almighty God will bring the wicked, who persecute the righteous who live by the Word of God, down in his zeal for his beloved

35:4 Let them [the wicked] be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged [a grave]   for my soul [life]35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid [for the godly] catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor [poor in the spirit of pride and stubborn self will] from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor [humble] and the needy [who know they need and hunger and thirst for the Word of God] from him that spoileth him?

A prophecy of the trial and crucifixion of Christ, and a complaint of the righteous against the lies and deeds of the wicked

35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.  35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

Jesus healed even the unconverted in his ministry and the godly care even for the wicked. Jesus lived by every Word of God and fasted, and his prayers were answered by God the Father, as the prayers of all those who live in Christ-like zeal by every Word of God are answered

35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom [answered by God].

The godly mourn for the wicked and their desire is that the wicked would sincerely repent and be saved

35:14 I behaved myself as though he [the wicked persons] had been my friend or brother: I bowed [Jesus and the faithful deeply desire the sincere repentance and saving of the wicked, as David mourned for Absalom]  down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

Although Jesus Christ loved them, the wicked rejoiced over his death, even so the wicked rejoice over the trials of the righteous to this day

35:15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

The wicked who observe the Feasts in hypocrisy not living by every Word of God, mock and persecute those who are zealous to live by every Word of God

35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth [their abusive words] .

David asks, as every righteous man has asked through the ages:  When will God’s deliverance come

35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

The day will come when the righteous will greatly rejoice over their deliverance from all things, including death itself. Then as all nations are gathered at the Feasts of the LORD the delivered shall teach of the greatness of God

35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

The wicked rejoiced over the crucifixion of Messiah and still rejoice at the calamities of the righteous. Let not the wicked rejoice over the apparent fall of those who live by the righteousness of every Word of God

35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye [in derision] that hate me without a cause. 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

The wicked rejoice saying that they have seem the fall of those who love God enough to live by his every Word; they rejoice for they feel vindicated by the calamity of the righteous, that they are right and the zealous for God are wrong

35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

On that day our Mighty LORD will raise himself up to deliver his faithful from the very grave itself and shall pour out his wrath on the unrepentant wicked

35:22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.  35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. 35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness [which is every Word of God] ; and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him [destroyed Christ in the crucifixion, and also  His servants] up.  

When Christ comes the wicked will see him and hear his words commanding that all men live by every Word of God the Father.  The rejoicing of the wicked over the calamity of all those who live by every Word of God shall be turned to terrible correction and mourning.

35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

When the righteous are delivered they shall rejoice and praise the Eternal the Deliverer forever

35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

 

Psalm 36

David’s inspired opinion of the wicked; they are proud, loving themselves and having no regard for God to live by the Word of God

Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart [David is inspired to understand the wicked], that there is no fear of God before his eyes [the wicked are proud, self willed and full of themselves having no humility to submit to the Word of God].  36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes [the wicked are always right in their own eyes], until [until God rejects and corrects him for his hateful wickedness] his iniquity be found to be hateful [abhorrent to God and are corrected by God’s righteous rebuke] .

The wicked lay awake at night scheming how to deceive and gain advantage for themselves; their words are deceitful for they have no love for truth and no love to live by the Word of God.    The wicked can be very impressive slick talkers who can con a dove out of its feathers.  They claim to be full of love as they deceitfully steal your spiritual crowns and your physical means.  They love their own way’s and abhor to live by every Word of God.

36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. 36:4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

The wisdom, judgments and justice of God are far greater than the wicked, and God’s mercy is everlasting to all those who love him and live by His Word

36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.  

36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness [the wealth] of thy house [family, kingdom]; and thou shalt make them drink of the river [the river of Living Waters of the Word and Spirit of God] of thy pleasures [the chief pleasure of the faithful is to please God by fulfilling his Word].

Water is essential for life and this is most clearly evident in a desert land; therefore the scriptures refer to God’s Word and Spirit as the Fountain or River of Living Waters which is essential for eternal spiritual life.  There will be  special article on this during the Feast of Tabernacles Fall Festival.

36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Let us plead together with David that the spirit of pride will never be found in us, or come near to us and that we will always cleave to the righteousness of the Word of God. Pray that we, by clinging to every Word of God, will never be deceived by the wicked who seek to turn us away from our LORD 

36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart [upright in wholehearted faithfulness to live by every Word of God]36:11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. 36:12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

 

Psalm 37

Encouragement to trust in God, and to neither envy the apparent physical prosperity nor fear the deeds of the wicked; for they shall soon perish and their deeds with them

Psalm 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 37:2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Always be absolutely faithful to trust in the LORD and to live by every Word of God, and we shall be raised up to eternal life with him

37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good [live by every Word of God]; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

When the righteous of God are raised up from their graves they shall shine brightly forever

Daniel 12:3   And they that be wise [live by every Word of God]  shall shine as the brightness of the firmament [heavens]; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Psalm 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment [justice] as the noonday.

Do not be concerned over the prosperity of the wicked for this is Satan’s world and he gives to those who follow him, for these physical things will perish with the wicked, while those who put their trust in the LORD to live by his every Word, shall live forever and partake of eternal riches.  

Avoid anger and envy of the wicked who will quickly perish and remain dedicated in Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God, and we shall be raised up to eternal life as Jesus was.

37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. 37:10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place [we shall look for them and they will not be found for the unrepentant wicked will perish forever], and it shall not be.  

Those who are meek and submissive to the Word of God shall inherit the earth.  

See   Matthew 5:5: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth

37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth [attacks them with deceitful words and lies; teeth being an ancient term for tongues] .

God and his faithful laugh at the devises of the wicked knowing that they are doomed to destruction if they will not sincerely repent, while those who love and live by every Word of God shall be delivered and sanctified forever

37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation [righteous conduct, living by every Word of God].

The devices of the wicked shall turn back against them and they shall fall by them

37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

The Eternal upholds those who love him and live by his Word, but the unrepentant wicked shall surely perish 

37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.  37:17 For the arms [strength, wealth] of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

The Eternal shall deliver his faithful in the day of trouble, raising them up from the very grave and death itself, to eternal life with God and every good thing

37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.  37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

In the ultimate end the unrepentant wicked shall be consumed in the fires of eternal death in Gehenna

37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.  

The wicked take and laugh at the righteous for giving to them, while the godly are a merciful people like their Father in heaven

37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD [a good man conducts himself according to the Word of God]: and he delighteth in his [God’s] way [every Word of God and in all truth]37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

The measure of a person is not whether they have problems, for all have sinned; the true measure of a person is in how he handles his troubles.  

A godly man will acknowledge his errors and turn to God in sincere repentance, to get back up and continue in the godly way having learned from his mistakes.  

The wicked will justify themselves and continue in their errors and sins, defending falsehood in their great pride and preferring to cleave to sin rather than to admit error and accept truth.

Proverbs 24:16   For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Those who live by every Word of God will be filled with the unleavened Bread of Life, Jesus Christ the Passover Lamb of God

Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

The godly like their God are merciful 

37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

The wicked shall come to their end but those who live by every Word of God shall be established forever

37:27 Depart from evil, and do good [live by every Word of God]; and dwell for evermore [shall receive eternal life]37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment [justice], and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Righteousness is to live by every Word of God, and as the righteous of the Mosaic Covenant inherited the physical promised land, the righteous of the New Covenant shall inherit the Promised Land of eternal life

37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

The Word of God is Wisdom and Justice

37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment [justice].

The Law and Word of God are written on the hearts of the righteous and those who live by every Word of God shall be delivered

37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

The wicked seek to persecute and destroy the godly, but God will deliver those who live by his Word

37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 37:33 The LORD will not leave [the righteous] him in his hand [in the hand of the wicked], nor [God will not condemn those who live by his Word] condemn him when he is judged.

Those who patiently endure and live by every Word of God shall be changed to spirit and be granted eternal life to inherit the earth as kings and priests of God forever.  The unrepentant wicked shall be destroyed forever.

37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou [the righteous shall see the end of the unrepentant wicked]  shalt see it.

The strongest and greatest of the unrepentant wicked, including Satan himself,  shall be destroyed never to be found again

37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself [growing strong]  like a green bay tree. 37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

The final end of the person who lives by every Word of God is eternal life at peace with God

37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

The final end of the unrepentant wicked is eternal destruction

37:38 But the transgressors [of any part of the Word of God] shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

Those who live by every Word of God are precious in God’s eyes and shall be delivered to eternal life with God

37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.  37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

 

 

Psalm 38

God will correct all those that he loves when they have gone astray, so that by afflicting the flesh the spirit may be saved

Psalm 38:1 O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 38:2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

It is because of our own stubborn self will and insistence on living by our own ways instead of living by the Word of God that will bring our eternal destruction.  When we fall into such pride, a loving God corrects us afflicting the flesh to save the spirit. 

38:4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 38:5 My wounds [which have come as the result of my sins] stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly [greatly afflicted]; I go mourning [over the evils in the land, and repenting over my sins] all the day long. 38:7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared [cried out in anguish] by reason of the disquietness of my heart [I am full of sorrow over all iniquitous conduct]

If our desire is to live by every Word of God, he will correct us when we go astray and will deliver us when we learn our lesson and turn back to him.  Nothing can be hidden from God.

38:9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Though all the earth be against us because we live by every Word of God, the godly will be steadfast and will put their trust in the Eternal.  Even if we must suffer many sorrows in this physical life our Mighty One will deliver us from the grave into an eternal life of blessings and rejoicing.

38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

The righteous put their trust in God and the Word of God and not in men.

8:13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. 38:14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

God will deliver his faithful and the enemy shall not continue in rejoicing over the fall of the godly but will be corrected.

38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. 38:17 For I am ready to halt [ready to perish] sorrow is continually before me.

When we are afflicted let us sincerely repent and RUN to the Eternal our Deliverer.

38:19 But mine enemies [spiritually Satan and sin] they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

When I do good the wicked hate me and attack me for living by God’s Word.

38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Ultimately God delivers those who live by every Word of God

38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. 38:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

 

Psalm 39

The faithful pay serious attention to their words and actions, to live by and be consistent with every Word of God.  David says that he kept silent to be guiltless of speaking wrongfully.

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.  39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

Then after much deep thought David calls on God to give him an understanding of the transitory nature of the flesh, so that he could be humble before God and not full of the pride of the flesh.  God often teaches his people humility through sickness, trials and afflictions of the flesh.

39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,  39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Physical things are vanity because all physical things are temporary and transitory in nature with no lasting value except for the lessons to be learned, which if we are sincerely repentant and receive eternal life, can last forever.

39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity.  Selah.

All the efforts and sufferings of the flesh are pointless unless we learn to be humble before and to put our trust in the LORD to do his will.

39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Let us reject and be silent for our own ways,  and let us place our trust in the LORD to be faithful for HIS ways

39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

39:8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.  

Let us be dumb to declare our own ways or to complain against God,  and let us be submissive to the Word and ways of God, who corrects us for our good.

39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth [to complain against the correction of God]; because thou didst it. 39:10 Remove thy stroke [Father cease from correcting me and be merciful for I sincerely repent] away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

God’s merciful correction reveals to men the transitory nature of the beauties of the flesh and humbles men to put their trust in God, that by living by every Word of God they might receive the true lasting beauty of eternal life.  This same lesson of the transitory mature of the flesh is taught through living in temporary dwellings during  the Feast of Tabernacles. 

39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

God’s called out are strangers and travelers in this physical land of flesh, because we serve God and not vain physical things

39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger [a stranger in this land because I serve God and not the things of the flesh] with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

God shall save his chosen from the grave, lest they perish forever like the wicked

39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

 

Psalm 40

If we patiently continue in living by every Word of God he will hear our prayers and will deliver us out of the pit of the grave

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit [God will resurrect his chosen faithful from the grave], out of the miry clay [the grave], and set my feet upon a rock [the Rock of Salvation Jesus Christ], and established my goings.

Those who are resurrected shall sing the praises of their Deliverer, and those who see the resurrection at the coming of Christ will begin to fear and glorify God and repent to live by every Word of God

40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

The person who lives by every Word of God shall be blessed, for they shall be delivered from the grave to eternal life

40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud [or respect impressive men more than God] , nor such as turn aside to lies.

The mercies and awesome deeds of our Mighty God to deliver his people are beyond counting by men

40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

God desires our faithful obedience to his Word, and not sacrifices for our disobedience.  

40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

A prayer of David as a prophecy of “That Prophet,” Jesus Christ and his work in the flesh; who declared the righteousness and holiness of God the Father and commanded us to live by every Word of God.

40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [the scriptures prophesied of Christ]  it is written of me,  40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God [God the Father]: yea, thy law is within my heart [having the Holy Spirit of God].  40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips [from teaching the Word of God], O LORD, thou knowest.  40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness [Jesus taught God’s Word] within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth [God’s Word is truth]  continually preserve me.  40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities [David speaks of his sins as an allegory that Jesus would bear the sins of the whole world] have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

Let those who sought his life be confounded when he is raised from the grave

40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.  40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.  40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

All those who seek to live by every Word of god shall rejoice in God’s righteous Word and in his deliverance

40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

The LORD thinks upon those who are poor in the spirit of stubborn self will and pride, and are submissive and humble knowing how much they need him.

40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

 

Psalm 41

God is compassionate and will deliver those who are merciful and compassionate to the physically poor and who feed spiritually poor with the Word of God 

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him [the compassionate who also live by every Word of God] in time of trouble.

41:2 The LORD will preserve him [God will preserve the merciful because they are merciful as God is merciful], and keep him alive [with the gift of eternal life]; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies [those who live by God’s Word, which is love of God and love of others will not be given over to destruction like the wicked] .

41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou [God will deliver those who live by his Word from the ultimate sickness which is sin and death] wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

In his compassionate mercy God will heal all those who choose to live by every Word of God from bondage to sin

41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

The wicked rejoice in the death of the righteous who live by God’s Word, not understanding that they shall be raised up and given the gift of eternal life and shall rule over those who have despised them

41:5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

If the wicked who refuse to live by every Word of God visit the righteous it is only to try to tempt or to deceive the godly and bring them harm

41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.  41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

The wicked rejoice at every calamity of the righteous, not understanding that God has allowed trials for our own good to mold us into the people that the Master Potter wants us to be

41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

Even if the dearest friend of family member turns against us for our love of God to live by God’s every Word; our Mighty One shall deliver us, raising us up from death and the grave that we may be forever with him

41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. 41:10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

When we rise up from death and the grave we will KNOW that we have pleased God through diligently loving him and living by his every Word; and the wicked shall also know that God has loved those who love him and are faithful to live by every Word of God

41:11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy [Satan, sin and death] doth not triumph over me.

41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity [the integrity of diligently living by every Word of God], and settest me before thy face for ever.

41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

 

Psalm 42

If we hunger and thirst after every Word of God, like a person dying of thirst or famine, then we shall surely learn and internalize the Word of God to live by it; we shall be filled and we will become like God in our thoughts and deeds, through thinking and living like God thinks and lives 

Psalm 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

The righteous continually seek God and his Word

42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

The righteous remember and live by every Word of God, and delight to come before God on God’s Sabbath and true appointed Holy Days

42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Why should the righteous who love God and live by his Word be distressed?  Let us rejoice despite our many trials, for the very King of the Universe loves us with a passionate enduring everlasting love, and has promised with unshakable promises eternal life with him!

42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Wherever we are and whatever our trials let us remember our Father in heaven and put our trust on him, always living by every Word of God

42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

If we love God enough to live by every Word of God, he will deliver us from all sorrows and the terrors of sin, death and the grave; therefore let our thoughts always be on him and may songs of his praise be ever in our mouths.

42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

When we find ourselves in distress and great trials let those who love and live by the Word of God cry out to Him Alone for their deliverance

42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

God is the Hope and our Deliverer of his faithful; let us put our trust in him and rejoice in his ultimate deliverance to eternal life, always

42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

 

Psalm 43

God shall judge every person by whether they have sincerely repented and lived by every Word of God or not  

Revelation 20:12   And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

David asks why he is oppressed when he has chosen to live by every Word of God.  This is the question covered in the books of Job and Ecclesiastes

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

David in his oppressed state feels that God has cast him away, but in truth the oppression has been allowed because God is working with him and is using that tool to teach him important lessons

43:2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

David calls upon God to lead him to God’s Tabernacle and the Ark of God on the Holy Mount, which is a figurative way of saying that he wants to be in the presence of God

43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth [Every Word of God is truth]: let them lead me; let them [living by every Word of God will bring us into the presence of God in the resurrection to spirit] bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

When we are discouraged in this physical life remember  that the godly who live by every Word of God, have God’s unbreakable promise of a resurrection to eternal life and a much better world.

43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him [those who live by every Word of God shall shout his praises after our resurrection to spirit and eternal life], who is the health of my countenance [God brings health and healing from sin, death and the grave], and my God.

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