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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 14 "The Lifter" Psalm 1-8

The theme of the first three psalms "is as a key hung ready at the door, to open it, and let us into the entertainments of it.  When we know unpon what occasion a psalm was penned we know the better how to expound it."  Matthew Henry.

Psalm 3 is written as David flees from Absalom, his son, who formed a huge conspiracy against his dad trying to take away both crown and life.  This was his very own darling of his life.  The one he raised.  The one he held in his arms as a babe.  He went to the Mount of Olives to grieve.  Great grief.  There.  He wept and prayed.  He wept and sang.  He wept and penned his thoughts.  He wept and said out loud: You are the Lifter of my Head. He wept and trusted a Good God.  While his friends said to him:  David, you love those who hate you and hate those who love you.  We must let ensaring things go.  We must let our children go.  We must let our attachments to anything but God, go.

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