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Psalm 55 20-21 Meaning / Commentary

And you might think that expressing confidence and faith in the Lord will just kind of settle you permanently. But sometimes it will actually throw you back into convulsions as you recall your problem and want to elaborate on it to the Lord, as David does in the rest of verse 19 and verses 20 […]

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Psalm 55 16-17 Meaning

Now, David next contrasts the kind of treatment he deserves versus what this betrayer and his buddies deserve in verses 15-17. 15 {Let/May} death {seize upon/come deceitfully upon/destroy/take by surprise} {them/my enemy}, {and let them/may they} go down {quick/alive} {into/to} {hell/Sheol/the grave}: for {wickedness/evil} is in their {dwellings/dwelling}, {and among them/in their midst}. 16 {As […]

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Psalm 55 13 Commentary / 14 Meaning

And then something really interesting happens in this psalm. And it’s where we finally come to understand that David was betrayed by one of his close friends. And what’s very interesting is that we see David do something that’s fairly unusual in the book of Psalms. Remember that Psalms are really just prayers. And when […]

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Psalm 55 9 Meaning

We all know in our heart of hearts that fleeing isn’t really the ultimate solution to any of our problems. It might be necessary to keep you alive! But it doesn’t solve any deep issues. And that’s why when we’re betrayed by others and especially when this results in us wanting to run away, we […]

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Psalm 55 6 Meaning

Now, when you are just overwhelmed by a trial in your life – when you are just hemmed-in on every side and you are so miserable and you just see no way out, what is a really common response? You can’t humanly fix this problem. What is your tendency? I think that for a lot […]

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Psalm 55 Message

Psalm 55 Message
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I think that we’ve all experience betrayal in our lives. And if we haven’t had any or even much, we can likely expect to face this kind of thing at some point in our lives. In fact, if we haven’t had much betrayal in our lives then what that might indicate is that we really […]

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Psalm 54 6 Commentary

Well, if you’re resolved that God will hear and answer you by dealing out justice to your Ziphites, then the next step is not a far reach for you. If you really believe that God is going to help you and answer your prayer for deliverance and vindication, then the next logical step is what […]

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Psalm 54 4 Meaning

So, you and I – as we experience betrayal and slander – we need to desperately seek the Lord to deliver and protect and vindicate us. And we need to state clearly to the Lord why the people who are doing this to us are so troublesome in our hearts. But don’t leave it there. […]

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Psalm 54 1 Commentary

Psalm 54 1 Commentary Superscription Now, like many psalms, Psalm 54 starts with a superscription or literally a “writing above” the psalm. And in this psalm the superscription actually gives us some helpful background on the situation in David’s life that called for the writing of this psalm. KJV Psalm 54:1 <{To/For} the {chief Musician/choir […]