Tehillim / Psalms 47, Part 1, Living as the Shields of God and the need for Circumcision

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 47:1-9, David opens the Psalm saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ | לִבְנֵי-קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר: For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. (NASB) The Psalm is written for the sons of Korach. The Psalmist continues saying ב כָּל-הָעַמִּים תִּקְעוּ-כָף הָרִיעוּ לֵאלֹהִים בְּקוֹל רִנָּה: ג כִּי-יְהֹוָה עֶלְיוֹן נוֹרָא מֶלֶךְ גָּדוֹל עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ: 47:1 O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy. 47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth. (NASB) The Psalmist says that the people are to clap and shout for joy because the Lord is to be feared. How does the fear of God bring joy? The psalm continues saying ד יַדְבֵּר עַמִּים תַּחְתֵּינוּ וּלְאֻמִּים תַּחַת רַגְלֵינוּ: ה יִבְחַר-לָנוּ אֶת-נַחֲלָתֵנוּ אֶת גְּאוֹן יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר-אָהֵב סֶלָה: 47:3 He subdues peoples under us And nations under our feet. 47:4 He chooses our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom He loves. Selah. (NASB) What is the inheritance that God chooses and what is the glory of Jacob? David says that ו עָלָה אֱלֹהִים בִּתְרוּעָה יְהוָֹה בְּקוֹל שׁוֹפָר: 47:5 God has ascended with a shout, The Lord, with the sound of a trumpet. (NASB) The Lord who ascends with a shout of the trumpet sounds like a parallel to our Lord Yeshua who returns with the trumpet sound. The shout and trumpet sound have the power to call the dead to life during the resurrection. Read more here: Tehillim 47-Part1

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