Psalm 35


Psalm 35

A Psalm of David


A Monday through Wednesday 

Devotional

Presented by

Beth McLendon

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David is

crying out to God

to save him

from his enemies.

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David had been good to his enemies,

and they are set on doing him harm.

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This page deals with

the rough, vengeful prayers

he prayed for his enemies.

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Psalm 35

teaches us to

Go to God

with all our problems and all our emotions.

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"my evil"  is  "me evil"


Many people

have asked the questions...

Why did God put this psalm into the Bible?

And...

Why did God allow people

to share in the psalms

their full vent

of their feelings about their enemies

and then ask God to punish their enemies harshly?


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I have been asked those questions.

My answer

is included in my words below.

David declares that God is his Lord.

He loves God,

 - and because of his close relationship with God - 

he believes

he can truly speak his mind and emotions to God.

That is a good thing.

And

I firmly believe that

as David calls out to God

in his anger and frustration

with his harsh words,

he will eventually see

his words are over the top.

Meaning -

he doesn't really mean these words -

he is just terribly hurt and suffering.

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I believe that

David

will think about what he said,

and he will relent

that he really doesn't want

to do such punishment to anyone.

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And as

we

- you and I - 

come to this psalm

during a time of great pain

inflicted on us by our

"enemies,"

we too

will move through the emotions of

this psalm

and other psalms like it

and find our way to the conclusion

that we

truly do not want anyone to have such punishment.

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Giving full vent

to our hurt

will cause a godly person

to realize that

even though the hurt is enormous,

you still don't want God to bring vengeance on them.


If we are in right relationship with God,

we will process through this pain

and turn away from vengeance.

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Tuesday

Here is another helpful video.

Psalm 35

A Prayer of Protection

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Wednesday

Psalm 35:1-3

ends with

Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”


I am going to

share about the words 

written in red above

after

I present all three verses.

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Here are those three verses:

Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.

Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.

Also draw out the spear,
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”


The word - Salvation -

In the Hebrew language

is 

Yeshua.

Yeshua is the Hebrew word for Jesus.


Salvation = Yeshua = Jesus


So

"Jesus" means "salvation"

in the Hebrew language!


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When the psalmist

asked for God to speak to him and say,

"I am your salvation,"

the words actually were

"I am your Yeshua."

or

"I am your Jesus."

He is our

Jesus who saves us.

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Without knowing it,

the psalmist was crying out

for

Jesus.


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Below

is a beautiful song

that says

"Salvation is Your Name."


Scriptures

Psalm 38:22  NKJV  Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Psalm 118:14 NKJV The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

Genesis 49:18 NKJV  I have waited for your salvation, O Lord!


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Psalm 109

is even more rough than this psalm.

These types of psalms are called imprecatory psalms.

They speak of vengeance toward your enemies.

Consider reading our 109 page

and getting more insights.

Also - here are our forgiveness pages.

All our psalm pages - click here

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