Those that are in power can sway the jury, they are the jury, and they can make any verdict that they want. So the Psalms is one of the most unique collections of writings that the world has ever seen. But he hears the cry of all afflicted ones, whatever the cause of their suffering, and comforts them by his Spirit. It is sent against us —, 1. 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you … Now it looks like the weak are starting to take to heart some of the oppression of the strong. Today’s sermon is my today’s birthday message, not only to others but also to myself. It has been brutally taken out of context and used to support all sorts of crazed theologies about God, the world and humanity. If the eternal duration be granted, there is —. It began in September 2016. The only way it is remotely close to the shortest in the OT is if you take the book of the twelve as one. There is a good chance that Psalms 9-10 was originally one single acrostic poem, so that is how we are going to read it. Probably because no one would dare to speak like that. This enthronement psalms (93; 95-99) calls the people to praise God (verses 1-3, 7-10a, 11-12a) and gives reasons why God is worthy of praise (verses 4-6, 10b, 12b-13). V. AND THIS NAME WILL BE TRUSTED BY ALL WHO KNOW IT. It is a high privilege to know and declare to others the Divine work. Oh, then, may God give us to know His name. The strong may have thought they won, and indeed, if the Psalm would have ended there, they would have, but this Psalm is a move forward for the marginalized. Even when we feel disheartened and frustrated there is still hope. And look at the teachings of nature as to the fidelity of God. If correct, I assume that the Psalm was inspired by the events in Moses’ life which spans thr… 300+ | 37 min: God's Sovereignty. “The psalms of execration or malediction are the first texts in history that enable victims, forever silenced in mythology, to have a voice of their own. Commentary on Psalm 112:1-9  View Bible Text . A JUST GOD AND A SAVIOUR. IV. So the Psalmist here wants Yahweh to move into the court with him, because he believes that with Yahweh being the third party, it will be fair. We look at them and peer into them. ” Some songs are written out of lament, some out of anger, and some out of happiness some are political, others are theological and some are simply poetry. It looks they are giving up. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. The words that are coming from the wicked are not words that they would probably say out loud. And at last that mercy of God appeared in Christ. A. Psalm 9:1-20: The Ministry of Praise: J. H. Jowett, M. A. Psalm 9:1-20: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. The Psalm is a psalm of hope; a hope that surely Yahweh will step in and be the third party again. They are able to keep the truth locked down about their actual intentions (China). No wonder the Greek myths, the Greek epics and the Greek tragedies are all serene, harmonious, and undisturbed. Even is I consider the Bible fell from heaven and is prepositionally true, the concept of analogy, metaphor and genre based questions are permitted. Like song lyrics, movies, books etc. This text is a practice in alternative politics. And so if God be unknown by us we shall not trust Him. (Ver. -Rene Girard. And to none else. We open them up, peer into them, find the bits of truth throughout it, use them as our own stories and use them as lessons of what not to do. He gave a new way to look at the world, new rules to live by and a new kingdom to serve. Everything is recounted from the standpoint of the persecutors…. Love leads to such communion, and that to experience. But in reality, we look at them as failures. One of the major criticisms is the violence in the Hebrew Bible and how you reconcile that with a so called peaceful God of the New Testament. Psalm 9 : Play . God always remembers the cause of the afflicted. Look again; would you "see Him as He is"? With this in mind, let’s keep going through the Psalm. You would be surprised, especially coming from a Pentecostal position, how people read the Bible (you saw the example I gave about Psalms 5:5). Yahweh here is a good judge, who makes good decisions. Even when we are convinced that there is nothing wrong, and this is just the way there is, the grass is greener on the other side. THE DIVINE BUCKLER WHICH GOD HAS PROVIDED AGAINST THIS FIERY DART. II. This seals the doom of the unrighteous. And we never seek earnestly for any one unless he becomes in some way necessary to us. This poem brilliantly shows us that the ways of the wicked which is, violent action, manipulative speech and the removal of God work together for a certain kind of social world in which the powerful are free to do what they want for their own interest. God reveals himself as the faithful God to those who earnestly seek him. For instance, let’s look at China for a moment. 3. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Psalms give us the viewpoint of the oppressed in the midst of all the violence that is around them. Because the wicked (strong) can speak for themselves they are also used to permitting when or if ever the weak may speak and what they are permitted to say. 2. Now if you believe that the Bible only speaks true things and every word is meant to be imparted into your life as direct wisdom and direction, then we have a problem on our hands. Unescapable Prison Series Contributed by Marilyn Dela Cruz on Jul 27, 2019 | 761 views. It’s imaginative of a new way of doing life and a new way of seeing humanity. When we know how to name him. I. While Psalm 23 (which I covered here) is definitely the most popular Psalm of all, surveys prove Psalm 91is among the 50 favorite passages of many Christians. I. Verse 12 brings back Yahweh into the picture and keeps him there for the rest of the Psalm. By seeing these groups of words it is more clear that what Girard is saying is actually true; the speaker represents the socially vulnerable, powerless and marginalized. The very thing that Yahweh is being praised for he is now being questioned. The sacrifices did the same. The name of God is frequently put for God. Denomination: Foursquare. It will destroy them and their works (vers. Psalm 9 New King James Version Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments To the Chief Musician. WED 08/09/2006. 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