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Psalms 31 – 32

Psalm 31

A prayer for the deliverance of all those who put their trust in the LORD God:  May God deliver all those who live by his Word, no one will ever be ashamed for trusting and living by every Word of God.

Psalm 31:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

God hears the prayers of those who follow and live by his Word, and he will deliver us from bondage to Satan, sin and death.

31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me [from bondage to sin and the grave].  31:3 For thou art my rock [of salvation] and my fortress [of defense against the Adversary]; therefore for thy name’s sake [not for any merit of mine but for your glorious reputation]  lead me, and guide me.  31:4 Pull me out of the net [deliver the faithful from the deceitful words intended to lead us astray to destruction] that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

The faithful who commit themselves to live by every Word of God and all truth shall never be ashamed, for they have been redeemed by the sacrifice of the very Lamb of God.  Those who reject any truth to maintain the false traditions and ways of men shall be greatly ashamed for the sacrifice of Christ shall not be applied to lovers of error.  

31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.  31:6 I have hated them that regard [teach deceitful lies]  lying vanities: but I trust in the [the Word of God] LORD.

Those who trust in God to live by every Word of God shall be given victory over Satan and sin and death itself; they shall rejoice in God’s merciful forgiveness and acceptance in the resurrection to spirit.

31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;  31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

God will not leave his faithful in the embrace of death, but will deliver them and give them offices in his kingdom.  Those who put their trust in God submitting to and living by his Word, are consumed with grief over their past sins and cry out to him in sincere humble wholehearted repentance

31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Because of our trust to live by every Word of God, we are slandered and forsaken of men: Therefore Holy Father in heaven; lift us up and deliver us for we put our trust in thee

31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me. 31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind [far from their thoughts]: I am [cast aside by men] like a broken vessel. 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

The wicked hate those who chose to live by every Word of God and seek to deceive them away from God or to attack and destroy them; yet the godly will be steadfast to trust in the Mighty One of Moses

31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

The lives of men are in the hands of God and although the faithful may suffer in this life to better learn godliness, God will bless those who put their trust in him by raising them up to eternal life and many blessings

31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.  31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

The wicked shall be ashamed and the goldy shall greatly rejoice in the day of their change

31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

The slanderers will be made silent by the manifestation of the truth, when all things are fulfilled

31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

God will hide his chosen faithful Spring Harvest in the grave for a short time before he lifts them up to eternal life as kings and priests of the Most High, forever

31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before [served God openly in the sight of men] the sons of men!  31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues [hidden from the lies and slanders of deceitful men].

The faithful may be cut off from the land of the living, but the Eternal will raise them up to the reward of eternal life for faithfully living by every Word of God through great adversity 

31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.  31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

Be strong, be faithful, all His children; for our Great God will deliver and strengthen us in that day!

31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud [properly: God rewards the faithful doer and keeper of the Word of God] doer.

31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

 

Psalm 32

A Psalm about the blessing of forgiveness for the sincerely repentant

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 

To be forgiven one must sincerely repent from all past sin and STOP sinning [stop transgressing the Word of God] in future committing to go forward and sin no more.  Only then will the sinner be forgiven and justified by the application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. the Atoning sacrifice.

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

When we keep silent and fail to sincerely repent of our past sins and we refuse to commit to STOP sinning, we begin to die spiritually and such people will not be forgiven nor raised up from the grave to eternal life.

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence [did not sincerely  repent], my bones waxed old [all hope of lasting life failed and my body judged for destruction] through my roaring [proud self-will] all the day long. 32:4 For day and night thy hand [chastening and rebuke] was heavy upon me: my moisture [my life strength dried up as moisture in a drought] is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. 

Because we will surely die in our sin, let us quickly acknowledge our iniquity and sincerely repent to turn to live by every Word of God; so that we might be saved from eternal death.  

If we confess our sins against God and we sincerely repent, committing ourselves to go forward and live by every Word of God; we shall be forgiven, justified by the application of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God and saved from damnation.

32:5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Every godly person prays for forgiveness from sins and the godly strength to live by every Word of God.

32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters [the godly shall be delivered from the grave as pictured by Israel being delivered from the waters of the Red Sea] they shall not come nigh unto him.

The godly put their trust in God and live by every Word of God, quickly repenting when any sin or error is discovered.

32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble [God’s Word teaches us the way to peace and life]; thou shalt compass me about [God will ultimately surround those who are zealous to follow him with eternal blessings] with songs of deliverance. Selah.

God’s Word instructs his faithful in the ways of peace and eternal life.

32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Let us not be self-willed so that we must be forced to obey God’s Word, but let us obey willingly and enthusiastically because God’s Word is for our good.

32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they [if we are self-willed like the stubborn mule we shall be corrected] come near unto thee.

The unrepentant refuse to live by God’s Word to their own hurt; while those who are zealous to live by every Word of God are greatly blessed in learning the way to peace, blessings and eternal life. 

32:10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

Those who sincerely repent of their failure to live by every Word of God and who dedicate themselves to live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal; shall surely Greatly Rejoice and Shout for Joy at their resurrection and change to eternal spirit.

32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous [true righteousness is to live by EVERY WORD of GOD]: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

 

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