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Monday, July 10, 2017

July 10 "Hemmed In" Psalm 133-139

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 You have "hemmed" or "beset" me---no chance of escape---He beholds then besets us in our place. One commentary, The Treasury of David, captured the image this way: As though we are caught in an ambush or besieged by an army that has totally beleaguered our city walls, we are surrounded by our Lord. God has set us exactly where we are---"beset us wherever we be. Behind us there is our recording our sins, or in grace blotting out the remembrance of them; and before us, there is God foreknowing all our deeds, and providing for all our wants. We cannot turn back and so escape Him, for He is behind; we cannot go forward and outmarch Him, for he is before." TTOD. We are wholly in His Power. Your Heavenly Father has folded His arms around you and caressed you with His Hand. Grateful for these images from this commentary.

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