Overview

In Psalms 28, David oscillates between cries for help and expressions of deep gratitude. He begins the chapter with an urgent call for divine attention, cautioning that ignoring his plea would equate him with those bound for destruction. But, shortly after, the tone shifts dramatically; it's as if his prayers have been answered on the spot. The latter part of the psalm erupts into a vibrant song of praise, acknowledging God as both a protector and the strength of His people. David's words encapsulate the profound sense of relief and triumph that comes from experiencing God's immediate presence and favor, even amidst trials.

Psalms 28

1  (A Psalm of David.) Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2  Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

3  Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

4  Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

5  Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

6  Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

8  The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9  Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

End of Psalms 28


1 Year Plan:  Mar 9 - Num 26, Num 27, Num 28,  Ps 28 [next day]

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