Tehillim / Psalms 64, Part 1, Being Rich towards God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 64:1-10, the psalm opens saying, א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: For the choir director. A Psalm of David.  David begins asking the Lord to hear him, ב   שְׁמַע אֱלֹהִים קוֹלִי בְשִֹיחִי מִפַּחַד אוֹיֵב תִּצֹּר חַיָּי:  64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.  (NASB)  Why does he ask the Lord to preserve his life from the “dread” of the enemy?  He continues saying, ג  תַּסְתִּירֵנִי מִסּוֹד מְרֵעִים מֵרִגְשַׁת פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן: ד  אֲשֶׁר שָׁנְנוּ כַחֶרֶב לְשׁוֹנָם דָּרְכוּ חִצָּם דָּבָר מָר:  ה   לִירוֹת בַּמִּסְתָּרִים תָּם פִּתְאֹם יֹרֻהוּ וְלֹא יִירָאוּ: 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity, 64:3 Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, 64:4 To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. (NASB) Here David understands the tongue to be synonymous to the sword capable of striking and cutting deep, not so much as to cut the flesh, but to cut deep down to the soul.Read more here: Tehillim 64-Part1

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