Tehillim / Psalms 31, Part 1, You have known the troubles of my soul


This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 31:1-25, the opening verses state א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב  בְּךָ יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל-אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם בְּצִדְקָתְךָ פַלְּטֵנִי:  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. 31:1 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me. (NASB)  David seeks refuge in the Lord never to be ashamed and because of the Lord’s righteousness He will deliver him.    David requests that the Lord rescue him quickly, be his rock of strength, and stronghold to save (31:2).  He then declares the Lord to be these things and that He will lead and guide him (31:3).  He describes the trap that his enemies have set for him saying ה  תּוֹצִיאֵנִי מֵרֶשֶׁת זוּ טָמְנוּ לִי כִּי-אַתָּה מָעוּזִּי:  ו  בְּיָדְךָ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי פָּדִיתָה אוֹתִי יְהֹוָה אֵל אֱמֶת: 31:4 You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength. 31:5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth. (NASB)  It is those who trust in idols that set these traps (31:7).  According to David, the Lord knows our afflictions and the trouble of our souls (31:7), the Lord has not given us over to our enemies (31:8). Read More here: Tehillim 31-Part1

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