Tehillim / Psalms 20, Part 1, We are able to call out to Him!


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 20:1-10, the Psalm begins saying לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד “For the director of music, A psalm of David.”  David says ב   יַעַנְךָ יְהֹוָה בְּיוֹם צָרָה יְשַֹגֶּבְךָ שֵׁם | אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב: 20:1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! (NASB) Based on a previous Psalm, David states having an upright heart is the prerequisite for the Lord hearing our prayers.  A later Psalm states “if I had not confessed the sin in my heart” or “If I had regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear.” (Tehillim /Psalms 66:18)  David continues saying ג   יִשְׁלַח-עֶזְרְךָ מִקֹּדֶשׁ וּמִצִּיּוֹן יִסְעָדֶךָּ: 20:2 May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion! (NASB) The sanctuary is a safe place for meeting with the Lord, and it is from His holy mountain that he sends his help.  David states that it is because of the sacrifices that the Lord remembers (ד   יִזְכֹּר כָּל-מִנְחֹתֶךָ וְעוֹלָתְךָ יְדַשְּׁנֶה סֶלָה:, 20:3 May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.)  These Scriptures suggest a condition, that the offering be acceptable.  What makes an offering unacceptable and /or acceptable that results in his granting our hearts desire? ה   יִתֶּן-לְךָ כִלְבָבֶךָ וְכָל-עֲצָתְךָ יְמַלֵּא: 20:4 May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your counsel! (NASB)  Read more here:  Tehillim 20-Part1 Notes: Notes_Psalms_20