Thursday, January 11, 2018

Psalm 4

Along with my study of the Psalms, I wanted to work in a study of the Names of God. Here in Psalm 4:1 is the only time Elohe Tsadeki.. God of my Righteousness is used in the scripture.

Christ is our righteousness. I love how Jesus is shown in the Psalms, even before he came to earth as a man.

A Psalm of David with stringed instruments. I looked up the specific instruments that they would have used. They were going for a specific sound to this Psalm. 

Lyre: A lyre has a body with two arms, which are joined by a crossbar. The strings stretch from the body to the crossbar.

Harp: Harps have a neck at an angle to the body, either arched (of the same piece as the body) or angular (the neck fastened to the body at a near right angle).

Lute: A lute has strings stretched along a neck attached to a resonating body, as does a guitar-like or violin-like instrument.

Subtitled in Henry Morris KJV as "An Evening Prayer for Deliverance". David first calls upon God in his distress, rather than going to man. A perfect example of how our prayers should be. Cry out to God and ask Him to hear our prayer.

We get to Selah again in this Psalm after verse 2 and 4.

Verse 8 really gives Peace for an evening prayer. "I will both lay down in peace, and sleep; for thou, LORD, only makest me to dwell in safety. "

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