Tehillim / Psalms 144, ספר תהילים קמד, Part 1, Being Passionate for those around us and for the Lord God Almighty

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 143:1-12, the psalm opens saying, א לְדָוִד | בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה | צוּרִי הַמְלַמֵּד יָדַי לַקְרָב אֶצְבְּעוֹתַי לַמִּלְחָמָה: ב חַסְדִּי וּמְצוּדָתִי מִשְֹגַּבִּי וּמְפַלְטִי לִי מָגִנִּי וּבוֹ חָסִיתִי הָרוֹדֵד עַמִּי תַחְתָּי: 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; 144:2 My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. (NASB) The Lord is all of these things for His people. The Psalmist continues saying, ג יְהוָה מָה-אָדָם וַתֵּדָעֵהוּ בֶּן-אֱנוֹשׁ וַתְּחַשְּׁבֵהוּ: ד אָדָם לַהֶבֶל דָּמָה יָמָיו כְּצֵל עוֹבֵר: 144:3 O Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? 144:4 Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow. (NASB) The word knowledge in the Bible denotes an understanding, a recognition, or an acknowledgment where to “know” something is to perceive it or to be aware of it. Here David is asking the question of why the Lord would take regard of man. The days of man are a mere breath, like a withering flower or a blade of grass, and like a passing shadow. Read more here: Tehillim 144-Part1

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