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Psalm 39


In Psalm 39, David finds himself in a contemplative state, grappling with the fleeting nature of life and the inevitability of God's judgment. Initially restraining his words to avoid sinning through complaint, he eventually pours out his heart to God, emphasizing the transient quality of human existence. David also touches upon the hardships he faces, viewing them as divine discipline. Despite this, he asks God to turn His gaze away so that he may find a bit of happiness before his life ends. The psalm is a reflective journey, illustrating the complexities of human emotion in the face of existential questions, but ultimately pointing to God as the arbiter and comforter in the hardships of life.

Psalm 39

1  (To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.) I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
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2  I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

3  My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4  LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

5  Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

6  Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

7  And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

8  Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

9  I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

10  Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

11  When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

12  Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13  O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

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End of Psalm 39

1 Year Plan:  Apr 5 - Josh 14, Josh 15,  Ps 39, Ps 40

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