Tehillim / Psalms 143, ספר תהילים קמג, Part 1, The Lord’s Righteousness brings Our Soul out of Trouble


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 143:1-12, the psalm opens saying, א מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד יְהֹוָה | שְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי הַאֲזִינָה אֶל-תַּחֲנוּנַי בֶּאֱמֻנָתְךָ עֲנֵנִי בְּצִדְקָתֶךָ: ב וְאַל-תָּבוֹא בְמִשְׁפָּט אֶת-עַבְדֶּךָ כִּי לֹא-יִצְדַּק לְפָנֶיךָ כָל-חָי: 143:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! 143:2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. (NASB) David believes in the faithfulness of God to His people and specifically to himself. He speaks of what the enemy is doing saying, ג כִּי רָדַף אוֹיֵב | נַפְשִׁי דִּכָּא לָאָרֶץ חַיָּתִי הוֹשִׁיבַנִי בְמַחֲשַׁכִּים כְּמֵתֵי עוֹלָם: ד וַתִּתְעַטֵּף עָלַי רוּחִי בְּתוֹכִי יִשְׁתּוֹמֵם לִבִּי: ה זָכַרְתִּי יָמִים | מִקֶּדֶם הָגִיתִי בְכָל-פָּעֳלֶךָ בְּמַעֲשֵֹה יָדֶיךָ אֲשֹוֹחֵחַ: 143:3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me. 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. (NASB) Our memory is vital in our relying upon and trusting in the Lord. Read more here: Tehillim 143-Part1