Tehillim / Psalms 9, Part 1, May the Lord be exalted in all His Work

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This week’s study is from Tehillim / Psalms 9:1-21.  The Psalm begins by stating א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-ְמוּת לַבֵּן מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: “For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.”  David declares the glory of God saying ב   אוֹדֶה יְהֹוָה בְּכָל-לִבִּי אֲסַפְּרָה כָּל-נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ: ג   אֶשְֹמְחָה וְאֶעֶלְצָה בָךְ אֲזַמְּרָה שִׁמְךָ עֶלְיוֹן: 9:1 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.  9:2 I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. (NASB)  In these Scriptures, David says that he will tell stories (אֲסַפְּרָה) of all your miracles (כָּל-נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ).  The Lord has worked mightily in David’s life.  The manner in which the Lord worked was miraculous according to the text.  Does the Lord work miracles in your life today like He did in David’s life?  He goes on to say ד   בְּשׁוּב-אוֹיְבַי אָחוֹר יִכָּשְׁלוּ וְיֹאבְדוּ מִפָּנֶיךָ: ה   כִּי-עָשִֹיתָ מִשְׁפָּטִי וְדִינִי יָשַׁבְתָּ לְכִסֵּא שׁוֹפֵט צֶדֶק: 9:3 When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You.  9:4 For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously. (NASB)  The miracle of our righteous God who is judge of all the nations is evident by David’s enemies turning back and away from him.  The righteous Judge in Heaven (God) ו   גָּעַרְתָּ גוֹיִם אִבַּדְתָּ רָשָׁע שְׁמָם מָחִיתָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד:  ז   הָאוֹיֵב | תַּמּוּ חֳרָבוֹת לָנֶצַח וְעָרִים נָתַשְׁתָּ אָבַד זִכְרָם הֵמָּה: 9:5 You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.  9:6 The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins, And You have uprooted the cities; The very memory of them has perished. (NASB)  The enemy boasts that their name will be established forever, however, the Lord blots out their name, God uproots cities, and destroys even the very memory of the nations from the earth. Read More here: Tehillim 9-Part1

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