Psalm 70 is a concise but fervent prayer asking God for immediate help against adversaries. The psalmist urgently calls upon God to be his deliverer, requesting a speedy rescue from those who seek to do him harm. This psalm may be short in length, but it packs a punch in its emotional weight and sense of immediacy. It serves as a reminder that, in moments of distress, our petitions to God don't have to be lengthy to be sincere or effective. The psalm ends on a note of praise, looking forward to the day when all who seek God will rejoice and be glad in Him, thereby accentuating the unwavering faith in God's power to deliver and save.

Psalms 70

1  (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.) Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

2  Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

3  Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

4  Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

5  But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

End of Psalms 70

1 Year Plan:  Jun 17 - 1 Chr 19, 1 Chr 20, Ps 69, Ps 70 [next day]

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