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Psalm:3A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
(page last updated: July 13th 2019)
Psalms 3: kjv
Today's Audio Commentary: "No Help for Him in God?"
| Psalm:3 Reading
| Part 1 > David, when he fled from Absalom
| Part 2 > Mine Enemies... What are they doing? Who are they?
| Part 3 > Thou, O LORD, art.... (for me)
| Part 4 > I (What I have done/How now I will be)
| Part 5 > Arise/Save
| Psalm:3 "No Help for Him in God?" (commentary as one file)
Today's Commentary Outline:
- David, when he fled from Absalom kjv@2Samuel:15:1-18
- Longstanding troubles from without (People).
- Recent self inflicted troubles.
- Resulting troubles from within (People).
- Troubles overwhelmingly increasing right now (People (they) by number).
- Many say "There is no help for him in God".
- Arise, O LORD; save me... How?
- (Smite) all mine enemies upon the cheek bone? (Is this what we are to pray?)
- (Break) the teeth of the ungodly? (Is this what we are to pray?)
- Rise against me.
- Because he is king (by God's anointing).
- Because he presumes openly to stand for God.
- Because he has also been human, made mistakes, sinned greatly, been lax in judgement.
- (Many) Say of my soul, there is no help for him in God.
- They - not having the experience of God like he has.
- They - judging him by the dwindling appearence he is presenting.
- They - (Political enemies to hurt him) Knowing that his relationship with God meant the most to him.
- They - (Political enemies to hurt him) Engineering public perceptions against him to bring him down.
- Set themselves round about me.
- Blood in the water - sharks - opportunists.
- Blood he started.
- A most desparate situation for David/Some saints in leadership
- What did he pray?
- What did he do?
- What was his mindset going into this?
- Shield (past/present/future)
Psalms 84:11 kjv
Proverbs 30:5 kjv
- Glory (past/present/future)
Psalms 24:8 kjv
Psalms 79:9 kjv
- Lifter (past/present/future)
Psalms 28:9 kjv
Psalms 27:6 kjv
- Sustain(er) (past/present/future)
Psalms 55:22 kjv
- (past/present/future)(Not only when troubled and surrounded)
- I cried unto the LORD with my voice. (Prayer)
- For yourself
Matthew 10:28 kjv
Matthew 6:33 kjv
- For others
John 17:15 kjv
- For enemies
Matthew 5:44 kjv
Luke 23:34 kjv
Acts 7:60 kjv
- I laid me down and slept. (Trust fully/Surrender anxiety to the character and providence of God)
Philippians 4:6 kjv
Psalms 4:8 kjv
- I awaked. (Rise to face a new day)
Psalms 57:8 kjv
- (Therefore) I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
- note: not much additional action required of God other than to do what He always does, continue being who He is.
- Eternal salvation vs temporal deliverance.
- Thou "hast" (in the past (perhaps all along) (seldom know by me)).
- David's outcome at the end of this trouble?
- Conspiracy is strong/people increased with Absolam kjv@2Samuel:15:12
- David's exile (protected by Ark to Brook Kidron), all his household (-10), 600 men kjv@2Samuel:15:14-18. Ark returned to Jerusalem
- David implants loyalist Hushai to counter oracle Ahithophel's influence over Absolam kjv@2Samuel:15:31-37
- Absolam receives Hushai's counsel over Ahithophel's thinking that the LORD was setting up an ambush kjv@2Samuel:17:14
- David's revigoized wariors (1000's) are sent in three different waves upon Absolam's camp of 20,000+ confident of their victory kjv@2Samuel:18:5
- Absolam's demise chased into the woods of Ephraim kjv@2Samuel:18:6-9.
- That is why he can declare: "Salvation belongeth unto the LORD".
- That is why he can confess confidently: "Thy blessing is upon thy people".
- Because of this overwhelming trouble in his life, he has the very essential living experience all saints should have of having experience just that!
Trouble Help Prayer