Psa_40:3, – And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psa_40:13. – Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
What the Lord has done for me brings songs to my lips. When my end on earth was destined to be a place of horror, God sent His Son for my salvation. He brought me out of a place of damnation and put me on a solid rock, His own Son, the sacrifice without sin that I might be saved.
He gave me purpose and reason for living. He has established my path that I might not stray. His words thrill my soul and challenge my life and living to become acceptable to God. That is why I sing a new song of praises unto Him. He is my everything, my reason for living. God Bless this Day.
Psalm 39:1 To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
It is time to truly recognize who and what we are in this world. We find the Psalmist contemplating one of the more evil ways that man can sin and that is with the tongue. We find lying tongues today that mislead people and they end up following a wrong path to destruction. That bridle is used to guide away from wrong and point to right and proper paths. He guards his tongue, as we all should.
We then see the Psalmist as he is reflecting about life before the fire. From what is written, he might have been thinking of life how he had achieved so much. This brought some thoughts about pride. Look what I have done is what sometimes possesses the thoughts of man. Reflection should reveal the brevity of man. Life is short. I have not reached the time of an octogenarian but I am a senior citizen. My mind tells me that I am not that far removed from being a teenager fresh out of high school. Now, I am at the age that people say, do you need help with that? If I had known the “measure of my days,” I might have change some things in my life. Fresh out of high school, I simply could not die. I took chances that I would not take today. The Psalmist said, “that I may know how frail I am.” Man is frail. Life can end sudden. Life rushes on and too soon we see the end of life coming and what have I done for the Lord? What have I done for my family? What have I done for my Church? I see the end of life, not far ahead. May I leave this life serving my Savior and Master, Jesus Christ.
Psa 38:20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
How many have adversaries, enemies do we have in this world today. Do not be misled, those that ridicule you are your enemies. They stand against you. They will label you as “conspiracy theorist.” By labeling you with names they are setting you up as deranged and demented. There are not 80 million nor 40 million nor 10 million conspiracy theorists today. This simply an attempt to shut people up and cause people not to express what they believe the truth is.
David said, “because I follow the thing that good is.” David is making a statement that even though he is a sinner and does commit sin, that he will confess that sin before God. He wants to live a life that is good but occasionally slips. He declares his iniquity and is sorry for his sin.
His enemies use his mis-steps against him. His enemies rejoice over his mistakes. This is a common malady to this day. There are those that are hateful from their youth. There are those that are deniers of God and live a contrary life. Then there are those that know better but will attempt to tear down any that attempt to live a life that they envy and mock and ridicule.
David said, “Forsake me not,” and, “Make haste to help,.” We must always remember who created us, who saved us and who we serve. God almighty stands with us and for us. NEVER BE SHAMED BY FOOLS
There are several explicit statements that begin the thirty seventh Psalm The first eight verses really define what a Christian should be.
- Fret Not
- Trust in the Lord
- Delight thyself also in the Lord
- Commit thy way unto the Lord
- Rest in the Lord
- Cease from anger and forsake wrath.
Let me cover this real quick.
- Do not let the success of the wicked bother you, because their end is terrible.
- Trust in the Lord because He will always stand with His faithful servants to protect and bless them.
- Be happy that you are a child of the King and receive His blessings and an inheritance that fadeth not away.
- Give yourself completely to the Lord. Allow Him to direct your path through the pitfalls of this degenerate world.
- Take a break in the Lord, not from the Lord. Get away from the noise and bustle of the world. Settle into the arms of the Lord and find rest and peace.
- Quit being mad at everyone. Realize your own faults and failures and you can better understand that others are not perfect. Get over yourself.