Psalm 4 The Security of the Faithful
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I. In the midst of trouble, David calls to the God who has previously delivered him for further help and vindication
1 Hear/answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness/vindication! Jer 33:3 (in prison)...and show great and mighty things
Ps 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me 20 rewarded...righteous...clean
Ps 91:14 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
Pr 1:28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. 29 Because they
II. He tells rebellious liars that his loyalty to God, results in God protecting and listening to him, therefore they should fear and repent.
2 How long, O you sons of men, will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love vain rebellion 2:1 and seek falsehood? Selah
3 But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly/covenant loyalty hesid; The LORD will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry/tremble, and do not sin impft Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be silent/repent LXX NET. Selah cf Ex 32; Dt 32; Mk 3:5
Eph 4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
III. He encourages the righteous to put their trust in the God who blesses, offering righteous sacrifices and prayer.
5 Offer/sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness, 2Sam 15:12 cx Dt 33:11 and put your trust in the LORD. (v5 c/b w/ previous section).
Ps 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart --- These, O God, You will not despise.
6 There are many who say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. Cf 31:20
Num 6:24 " The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
IV. He joyfully praises God for His blessing and protection, even in the midst of trouble.
7 You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
Ps 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy/gladness; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore
8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. cf Ps 1
Pr 1:32 For the turning away of the simple/deceived/(empty-headed) will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
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