Tehillim / Psalms 13, Part 1, My Heart will Rejoice in Your Salvation


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 13:1-6,  The Psalm is introduced as א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director. A Psalm of David.”  David begins questioning the Lord asking ב   עַד-אָנָה יְהֹוָה תִּשְׁכָּחֵנִי נֶצַח עַד-אָנָה | תַּסְתִּיר אֶת-פָּנֶיךָ מִמֶּנִּי: 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? (NASB)  In the midst of your troubles, have you ever wondered whether God has forgotten you or has hidden His face for you?  Have you ever wondered why the Lord seems to let us walk through trouble in live alone?  David had these same questions in mind while writing this Psalm, we know this because he said ג   עַד-אָנָה אָשִׁית עֵצוֹת בְּנַפְשִׁי יָגוֹן בִּלְבָבִי יוֹמָם עַד-אָנָה | יָרוּם אֹיְבִי עָלָי: 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? (NASB)  David seeks the counsel of the Lord God Almighty but He is not answering Him.  With David being on the run from Saul, he does not necessarily have the opportunity to go to and spend time at the Ohel Moed (אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, Tent of Meeting).  Does God only answer David’s prayers if he is visiting the Tabernacle or given a word from the Lord from a priest or prophet? Read More: Tehillim 13-Part1 Notes: Notes_Tehillim_13

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