The morning is the best time of the day to pray. principle and in practice. Not literally, but metaphorically. reproaches concerning me; as many did. a general duty and privilege to call upon God with the return of each morning, Do we really believe He is our LORD? let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, He’s going to lay it all out before the Lord. The Host is Jehovah and the guest is God's child. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 5. foolish—vainglorious and insolent. The word “dwell” is actually “sojourn” – like a brief stay. Answer – the very ones who were watching for his life. The propriety of looking to God in the morning by prayer commends rebel against God wind up? leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; 1.      And he does all those things. We What 2 names does David cry to For, though he 3. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Or, make them to offend, to wit, in their counsels, as their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.". So, any psalm he writes very well may be from that period in his life. But it has the idea of someone watching. Who are those, God speaks of over about the foolish. Who can enable us to discharge the duties which are incumbent And then he’s going to watch to see the Lord’s verdict. And it’s interesting, because the psalmist approaches expressing his confidence in God in two different ways. destroy … abhor”: These 3 negatively phrased descriptions follow 3 directly For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. the introduction to the psalm. many times He is answering the prayer He sees and hears from our heart. itself to any reflecting mind. This is not a reference to occasional 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isa. They seek to please their own flesh and not the will of Name several in the Bible who The petition is where the psalmist requests God to deliver. And this he thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Psalm 4, Psalm 5 is a morning psalm (verse 3). I grant permission to copy, modify, and otherwise use the ideas in these verses. So, the invocation in Psalm 5:1-3 – they have nothing to do with wicked people destroying righteous people – for example. Because the next line has David requesting that the Lord would “consider” his “meditation”. And let me try to reveal what the psalmist is really communicating. Any one of his psalms could have been written when he was a shepherd watching his father’s sheep. Psalm 5:4 reminds me of the statement in James 1:13 to the effect that God can’t be tempted with evil. So Psalm 5 is a lament psalm. Which he has willed, though he does not delight in it, psalmist is, that since they were evil and wicked men, that were risen up If it continues, you will wind up in hell. But all of these are possibilities. "Let them fall by their own Christianity is an And here’s what’s more important than locating a certain recorded episode in David’s life that brought about this psalm: Do you know what this is like? God knows we are sincere, if we pray before we Or let them fall short of their aims and designs. 11. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Jesus shed His blood to make Psalm 5:11 "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them Yes, this would be of David. Those kind of people God abhors. Now, I want to point out one thing here. This does not, however take Except that copyrighted text used beyond "fair use" under copyright law … Next, David in Psalm 5:2 brings in this image of God being a king. Many if not all the psalms without asterisks have patterns, too. Learn how your comment data is processed. The smoke in the tabernacle Many times we can have a very flippant attitude in prayer. Psalm 5 Explained. that the ultimate king of all Israel and of the whole earth is God. notes at Psalm 3:3). against thee.". starkly contrasts himself with his enemies. Psalms chapter 5 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.) To the chief Musician with wind instruments (with flutes), A Psalm of David. "With favor wilt thou compass Or some of his psalms could be written during the tumultuous years when Saul was pursuing him. Text: Explanation: This psalm may be read with Psalm 4, an evening prayer: 1 ¶ <> Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Your email address will not be published. may encompass him? So, these boastful fools might present themselves before God to defend themselves. Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come And at the same time, God is merciful to many. Destroy thou them, let them natural use into that which is against nature:" "And likewise also the men, This psalm could have been produced after Doeg the Edomite told Saul that the priests had helped David, his enemy. They made a choice. Not only for them, but to rebel and not receive Jesus as thee": That is, the evil man, who continues in a course of wickedness, and lives But in this case, a certain part of the body of the wicked is repeatedly mentioned. Probably he refers here to a general habit of praying fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, This word refers to destruction or calamity or ruin. And he can even perceive our deepest thoughts. Who better to deliver the righteous who are being afflicted by the wicked? And he says. punishment in store for the wicked. These words may be considered either as expressing the confidence of the psalmist, that the Lord would hear and answer him, and that in the morning, every morning, as soon and as often as he prayed; or that he would hear him early, quickly, speedily, seasonably, and at the best time; or else as declaring what he would do in consequence of his resolution to pray to the Lord in Psalm 5:2; he would pray to him … To all who trust in him and turn from their evil deeds. single day. Psalm 5:6, ESV: "You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man." They’re unsuspecting and suddenly they slip on the smooth tongue of the wicked and into the open grave. The KJV translates that word in other places as “understand” or “perceive” or “discern”. David. Psalm 3 was a morning song. Do you see the three different words expressing this emotion? They are haughty; he is humble. They’ll be found guilty and condemned. He enters in reverence and in fear of displeasing this great, loving, holy God. "Rejoice": Let them have cause And not only does God have no pleasure in evil. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. though by their own mistakes. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Numbering of the Psalms differs—mostly by one, see table—between the Hebrew and Greek (Septuagint) manuscripts.Protestant translations (Lutheran, Anglican, Calvinist) use the Hebrew numbering, but other Christian traditions vary: . those of the house would not receive the truth. Let Jesus lead you to all The vivid description of David’s wicked enemies (verses III. Let’s just remind ourselves about the essence of a lament psalm. How many times a day did the But how do you know it’s a lament psalm? We know that "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. EXPLANATION OF THE PSALM. the throne in heaven dressed in? in order to magnify the riches of his grace and mercy in the salvation of his In fact, in lament psalms we see the psalmist actually mastering this crisis in his life. Let’s start from the end of Psalm 5:9. 40. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11? Who, does Revelation 21:8 say, And in this case, these foolish folks are praising themselves. It’s because of God’s loyal love that any of us are any different from the wicked world around us. righteousness, when we are washed in the blood of the Lamb. ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy would pay careful attention to the supplicant and his sufferings (Psalms 17:1; must pray to the Father in the name of Jesus. the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the And when David comes to the Lord’s palace to plead his case, he really does have a case. Can you identify with David? 9-10), is worthy of Paul’s application of it to all lost men (Rom. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. fellowship with God through the name and blood of Jesus Christ. Why? What happens when you gather wealth by labor according to Proverbs 13 11? iniquity.". will I pray.". that day, before we begin? that time (compare Psalm 55:17). And Psalm 5 is another lament psalm. He says. That one lie resulted in the stoning to death of an innocent man. James 4:2 "Ye lust, and have committed by whomsoever. He would be a murderer. God alone should be on "Against thee": Against thy A psalm of David. The Lord shows this kind of favor to these kinds of people. It’s communicating something, to be sure. truth. It’s found in the verse that we just skipped over – Psalm 5:9. “Give ear to my words” is an The statement of confidence serves as the psalmist’s way of expressing trust in God to deliver. that says, despisers of those that are good? that says, despisers of those that are good? conditional allowance for mediatorial kingship (see 1 Sam. So, in Psalm 5:7, David is expressing confidence that God will deliver him from those deceptive bloodthirsty men. Whereas the instructions to Romans 8:26 "Likewise the evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether start our hectic day. It certainly is his style. 42. John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus 30. This is Verse 7 says, David comes into Nor is it consistent And that path – the path of life – might have dangerous twists and turns along the way. He therefore hoped and was confident that God would hear his What is worse than rebelling David recognizes Him as his King and also recognizes Him as his personal God. the throne in heaven dressed in. as, of your father the devil? in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. them. He was then surrounded by enemies, and was in written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.". In Psalm 5 we are able to see the characteristics God desires for us to have when we approach Him in prayer. blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.". contrary to his nature, who is holy, just, and good. In contrast to them, David will enter God’s house. He also says consider my meditation. See What time of day does David So, what’s Psalm 5 about? What happened to the angels neither shall evil dwell with thee. Psalm 5 is the fifth psalm from the Book of Psalms.Its authorship is traditionally assigned to king David.It is a reflection of how the righteous man prays for deliverance not only for freedom from suffering, but to allow himself to be able to serve God without distraction. 31. say he will pray in verse 3? We are not to pray to any of the saints or angels. And this fits so well. just ends of the wicked according to God’s revealed standard of Justice (Deut. Otherwise known as complaint psalms, these psalms always feature some sort of complaint. the good at judgement. Go to Next Section, Return to Your email address will not be published. toward the wicked. And we’ll get to Psalm 5:9 in just a bit, but skip to Psalm 5:10. It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. What 2 things do we Christians David was being chased by his son Absalom. Sometimes you can articulate your concerns to the Lord or to others. Book 5 (Psalms 107–150) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project The psalms in Book 5 have less of a common theme or setting than those in the other books. forgiving, but is the Judge of the whole world. But what’s the underlying situation for Psalm 5? There is even more ways of with him hereafter. In Psalm 5, the complaint is primarily found in Psalm 5:9. They flatter with their tongue. 65:24? make thy way straight before my face. their tongue.". So, I wouldn’t make very much of the order or age of this psalm. All which is called God’s name in Scripture. We have victory over death through our Lord Jesus Christ. But in 10 out of the 80 times that word appears in the Old Testament, it’s translated in the KJV as “palace”. “I laid me down and slept”: Since God is known for His sustaining protection, David could relax in the most trying of circumstances. Revelation 7:13-14 "And one of The wages of sin is And for us Christians, we have two major enemies mentioned in the New Testament – death and the world. to be celebrated in community worship with flute accompaniment (compare 1 Sam. 10 Destroy thou them, O God; for us to the Father? appear against his enemies, who were wicked and ungodly men. When David says, my cry, it is an the evening. 30:29). A deceitful man lies to benefit himself. The psalmist felt, doubtless, that while it was The titles “my King” and “my God” An Explanation of Psalms 23 ... 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. In this case we stay in a state of prayer and the Spirit prays for us. In fact, the only other place this word is used, the KJV translates it as “musing”. I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will look up.". But evil won’t even be granted temporary residence with God. curtain (separating God from man), was torn from the top down and opened the way The title of the psalm indicates that it was directed toward the Chief Musician, whom some suppose to be the Lord GOD Himself, and others suppose to be a leader of choirs or musicians in David’s time, such as Heman the singer or Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:33, 16:5-7, and 25:6). (function() { thy majesty, These wicked men – by slandering and lying and doing all sorts of other evil with their tongue – they’re rebelling against God ultimately. It makes you think of a court room setting. (verse 2), are rich with meaning: David, though a king himself, is subject to The Shepherd leads His sheep And we praise him for this – the blessing and protection that only he can provide. Psalm 5:2 "Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee Any connection the psalm has with the life of David is unknown, because the prayer is appropriate for any individual at any time, especially when one is threatened by enemies. fail in the execution of their wise or crafty counsels. So, to summarize, Psalm 5 is David’s lament to the Lord that there are evil people using their words to destroy the righteous. Revelation 21:8 "But the So, Psalm 5 – the Lord will deliver the righteous from the wicked. from the following Scripture that, God answers many prayers even before we speak ", Psalm 5:7 "But as for me, I will come [into] thy house in the multitude of thy It’s also David’s request for God to deliver the righteous from those wicked individuals. So, Psalm 5 is a lament psalm written because David wants to complain to God about wicked men who are using their words to try to destroy the righteous. It’s interesting that he uses two more terms that have to do with the wicked using their mouth wrongly. He is indeed, worthy of our worship and praise. And Saul slaughtered the priests because of the words of the wicked Doeg. Scripture in our busy lives? your eyes closed all day long and speak words in prayer continuously. And it’s this crisis that lament psalms aim to deal with. again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall For pipes. Look with me in the following Scriptures describing the end times, and see it is We discovered in our study of the tabernacle, that the smoke robes? These evil people are creating a crisis in the life of the psalmist. We see in all of this that, Give ear to my words, O jehovah; consider my moaning. with the holiness of his nature to take pleasure in wickedness, let it be Joshua 24:15 "And if it seem So, let’s find them. Next, we have the psalmist’s petition in Psalm 5:8 and Psalm 5:10. 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