Tehillim / Psalms 109, ספר תהילים קט, Part 1, The Principle on which the Lord God Rules over this World

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 108:1-13, the iniquity of the person David is speaking of was so great, David speaks of their memory being cut off forever (109:15), and the reason being, he persecuted the needy (109:16), even putting them to death.  He loved cursing, (109:17) he did not delight in blessing, in fact, he clothed himself in cursing. (109:18)  Do you know anyone that does or behaves like this?  David says, 109:20 Let this be the reward of my accusers from the Lord, And of those who speak evil against my soul. 109:21 But You, O God, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name’s sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me; (NASB)  David speaks of his own afflicted heart (109:22), the weakness of his body (109:24), and how he has become a reproach to the wicked (109:25).  The psalm concludes saying, 109:26 Help me, O Lord my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness. 109:27 And let them know that this is Your hand; You, Lord, have done it. 109:28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad. 109:29 Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. 109:30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. 109:31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul. (NASB)  David speaks of the mercy of the Lord to save his people, especially those who are in great suffering and need. Read more here: Tehillim 109-Part1

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