Deliverance From Enemies
Do you ever feel like the whole world is against you? Of course you have. This psalm provides you with the words to express your heart in such times. And you will also get an insight into how the enemy works to make you feel like the whole world is against you.
1 – Give ear to my words, Adonai; consider my groaning.
2-3 – Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray. Adonai, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I arrange a sacrifice for you and watch.
ערך (arach) = “arrange”
1st app. – Genesis 14:8 Armies
2nd app. – Genesis 22:9 Wood on the altar
3rd app. – Exodus 27:21 Lights on the menorah
צפה (tzaphah) = “completely cover” or “watch”
4-6 For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with You. 5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all evildoers. 6 You destroy those who speak lies; Adonai abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
הוללים (holelim) = “loud mouths”
אבד (avad) = “to be lost”/”destroy”
7-8 But I, because of the abundance of Your steadfast love, will enter Your house. I will bow down toward Your holy temple in the fear of You. Lead me, Adonai, in Your righteousness because of my enemies. Make Your way straight before me.
9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. 10 Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against You.
כון (cun) = “to be established / reliable”
“…they exude inner decay; moreover, they entice and seduce others to fall within.” (R’ Adin Steinsaltz)
11-12 But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may exult in You. 12 For You bless the righteous, O Adonai. You cover him with favor as with a shield.
צנה (tzinah) = A large shield that covers the entire body
2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the spirit itself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Genesis 14:8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they arrayed for battle in the Valley of Siddim
Genesis 22:9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
Exodus 27:21 In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep [the menorah] in order from evening to morning before Adonai…
Habakkuk 2:1 I will take my stand at my watch post and station myself on the tower and watch to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
Exodus 25:11 You shall overlay [צפה, tzaphah] [the Ark] with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay[צפה, tzaphah] it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it.
Psalm 75:5 To the boastful [הוללים, hollelim] I say, “Do not boast!” and to the wicked, “Don’t flaunt your strength!”
Deuteronomy 22:3 And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother’s, which he loses [אבד, avad] and you find; you may not ignore it.
Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall make response before Adonai your God, “A wandering [אבד, avad] Aramean was my father…”
Genesis 41:32 And the doubling of Pharaoh’s dream means that the thing is determined [כון, kun] by God, and God will shortly bring it about.
Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips.
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