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Evening Reflection: Psalm 70: “Divine Help In Moments of Distress…”


Psalm 70 is a brief yet powerful prayer attributed to King David in the Book of Psalms. It expresses a sense of urgency and a plea for God's swift intervention in times of trouble. The psalmist seeks deliverance from adversaries, invoking God's protection and salvation. It reflects the common theme of reliance on divine help in moments of distress.

Psalm 70:

Prayer for Relief from Adversaries

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance.

70 Make haste, O God, to deliver me!Make haste to help me, O Lord!

2 Let them be ashamed and confoundedWho seek my life;Let them be [a]turned back and confusedWho desire my hurt.3 Let them be turned back because of their shame,Who say, [b]“Aha, aha!”

4 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;And let those who love Your salvation say continually,“Let God be magnified!”

5 But I am poor and needy;Make haste to me, O God!You are my help and my deliverer;O Lord, do not delay.

Psalm 70, highlighting spiritual and other teachings:

1. Invocation and Urgent Plea (Verses 1-3)

- Psalmist urgently calls upon God for help.

- Teaches reliance on God in times of distress.

2. Acknowledgment of God's Power (Verse 4)

- Psalmist recognizes God's strength and salvation.

- Spiritual teaching on trusting in God's might.

3. Prayer for Deliverance (Verses 5-6)

- Explicit request for God's intervention and deliverance.

- Teaches humility in seeking divine assistance.

4. Expression of Dependence on God (Verse 7)

- Psalmist emphasizes reliance on God as a refuge.

- Spiritual teaching on finding security in God.

5. Contrast with Adversaries (Verse 8)

- Describes the shame and confusion of adversaries.

- Teaches the contrast between relying on God and trusting in human strength.

6. Conclusion with Praise (Verse 9)

- Psalmist concludes with a vow of praise and thanksgiving.

- Teaches gratitude and acknowledgment of God's faithfulness.

This scripture-to-scripture outline encapsulates the spiritual teachings and overarching themes present in Psalm 70.

In Christ, love ❤️ Jared W Campbell

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