Psalms 5:1 - 12
ESV - 1 Give ear to my words, O Lord ; consider my groaning. 2 Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.
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No research here so I emphasize that this is just my feelings. It seems to me David is saying something akin to if I were praying and prayed: "Lord God, I know you hear me. Lately I have been feeling that my prayers are not reaching you, oh Lord, but I KNOW you hear me. I need you, oh Lord. You can hear the pain and desperation in my voice Lord. You know how serious my situation is. "
This psalm is the first one of its type in the book of Psalms. David seeks God first thing in the morning. Good thing for all of us to do. It is a personal and a prophetic psalm. It is a heartfelt prayer seeking God as the protector of a true believer who felt as if he were trapped and did not have any trustworthy people he could turn to. Today I believe Christians can relate,with all of the events going on around us. David was very saddened. The psalm also speaks of retribution for evil. David asks God vs. 10 "Destroy them..." that was an acceptable prayer in David's time. I understand David's feelings. David also knew that God was ultimately in control. We know that too. This Psalm also looks ahead to the future Great Tribulation of Israel. We do not abide in the past, nor in the future. Jesus teaching for us today is this: Matthew5:44 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute you." Thank God, He is with all who truly love Him. Peace to the 21 and the countless who have died for loving Jesus!
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