Psalm 60

ps60.jpgGreetings!  This Psalm has some information about the reign of King David that isn’t included in the books of Samuel or Chronicles. 

God can use many means to bring us to him. 

Psalm 60

1 You have rejected us, O God, and burst forth upon us;

you have been angry—now restore us!

2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;

mend its fractures, for it is quaking.

3 You have shown your people desperate times;

you have given us wine that makes us stagger.

4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner

to be unfurled against the bow. Selah

5 Save us and help us with your right hand,

that those you love may be delivered.

6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:

“In triumph I will parcel out Shechem

and measure off the Valley of Succoth.

7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my scepter.

God is in control of all things.  He either makes things happen or lets them happen for his good and ultimate purpose.  Some people don’t like to hear or believe that.  They think that God can’t be all-powerful and all-loving or He wouldn’t let bad things happen.  But each of us does evil things.  If God vanquished all evil at noon today then at 12:01 we’d all be gone.

8 Moab is my washbasin,

upon Edom I toss my sandal;

over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

10 Is it not you, O God, you who have rejected us

and no longer go out with our armies?

11 Give us aid against the enemy,

for the help of man is worthless.

12 With God we will gain the victory,

and he will trample down our enemies.

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

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