Tehillim / Psalms 18, Part 1b, Living in His Ways by Obeying the Gospel of Christ!

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David describes the way in which he felt when his enemies surrounded him on all sides saying ה   אֲפָפוּנִי חֶבְלֵי-מָוֶת וְנַחֲלֵי בְלִיַּעַל יְבַעֲתוּנִי: ו   חֶבְלֵי שְׁאוֹל סְבָבוּנִי קִדְּמוּנִי מוֹקְשֵׁי מָוֶת:   18:4 The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.  18:5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. (NASB)  Because of his grief over the enemies that surround him, David called out to the Lord God Almighty for help (ז   בַּצַּר-לִי | אֶקֲרָא יְהֹוָה וְאֶל-אֱלֹהַי אֲשַׁוֵּעַ יִשְׁמַע מֵהֵיכָלוֹ קוֹלִי וְשַׁוְעָתִי לְפָנָיו | תָּבוֹא בְאָזְנָיו:) and He heard his cry from heaven.  David then said that ח   וַתִּגְעַשׁ וַתִּרְעַשׁ | הָאָרֶץ וּמוֹסְדֵי הָרִים יִרְגָּזוּ וַיִּתְגָּעֲשׁוּ כִּי חָרָה לוֹ: ט   עָלָה עָשָׁן בְּאַפּוֹ וְאֵשׁ מִפִּיו תֹּאכֵל גֶּחָלִים בָּעֲרוּ מִמֶּנּוּ: י   וַיֵּט שָׁמַיִם וַיֵּרַד וַעֲרָפֶל תַּחַת רַגְלָיו: יא   וַיִּרְכַּב עַל-כְּרוּב וַיָּעֹף וַיֵּדֶא עַל-כַּנְפֵי-רוּחַ: 18:7 Then the earth shook and quaked; And the foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.  18:8 Smoke went up out of His nostrils, And fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.  18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet. (NASB)  Nahum 1:5 states “1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.”  It is a dangerous to come against the children of the Lord God whose presence causes the earth to tremble.  The earth is described as burning in His presence, how much more so will the wicked burn on His coming? Read More Here:  Tehillim 18-Part1b Notes: Notes_Psalms_18

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