Tehillim / Psalms 143, ספר תהילים קמג, Part 2, The Lord’s Righteousness brings Our Soul out of Trouble


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 143:1-12, David said, ו פֵּרַשְֹתִּי יָדַי אֵלֶיךָ נַפְשִׁי | כְּאֶרֶץ-עֲיֵפָה לְךָ סֶלָה: ז מַהֵר עֲנֵנִי | יְהֹוָה כָּלְתָה רוּחִי אַל-תַּסְתֵּר פָּנֶיךָ מִמֶּנִּי וְנִמְשַׁלְתִּי עִם-יֹרְדֵי בוֹר: ח הַשְׁמִיעֵנִי בַבֹּקֶר | חַסְדֶּךָ כִּי-בְךָ בָטָחְתִּי הוֹדִיעֵנִי דֶּרֶךְ-זוּ אֵלֵךְ כִּי-אֵלֶיךָ נָשָֹאתִי נַפְשִׁי: 143:6 I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah. 143:7 Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. 143:8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. (NASB) David’s hope is in the Lord and remembering how the Lord has worked in the past for His people brings him hope.  He can rest in the mercies of God.  It is God’s grace that gives David the desire to seek His help for guidance to walk in God’s ways and apply God’s Word to his life.  The Psalm concludes saying, ט הַצִּילֵנִי מֵאֹיְבַי | יְהֹוָה אֵלֶיךָ כִסִּתִי: י לַמְּדֵנִי | לַעֲשֹוֹת רְצוֹנֶךָ כִּי-אַתָּה אֱלוֹהָי רוּחֲךָ טוֹבָה תַּנְחֵנִי בְּאֶרֶץ מִישׁוֹר: יא לְמַעַן-שִׁמְךָ יְהֹוָה תְּחַיֵּנִי בְּצִדְקָתְךָ | תוֹצִיא מִצָּרָה נַפְשִׁי: יב וּבְחַסְדְּךָ תַּצְמִית אֹיְבָי וְהַאֲבַדְתָּ כָּל-צֹרֲרֵי נַפְשִׁי כִּי אֲנִי עַבְדֶּךָ: 143:9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 143:11 For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 143:12 And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant. (NASB) David asks boldly for the Lord to teach him to walk in His ways.  Do we have this boldness today to see God’s help to live our lives according to His Word?  Would life walking in God’s ways be boring?  Walking with the Lord each day is exciting, and rest assured, doing so we can expect great things to happen because he is dwelling in our midst, for those who obey His Torah and have faith in His Messiah!  Read more here:  Tehillim 143-Part1-and-2