04.03.20, PSALM 3 STUDY
THIS WEEK, MARCH 2-6, 2020, STUDY CORNER WILL STUDY/PRAY INTO PSALMS.
- PLEASE REVIEW THE PREVIOUS TEACHINGS ON: (a) MEDITATING ON SCRIPTURE* (see link ref. below); (b) PRAYING GOD’S WORD AT THE TOP OF THE PRAYER PAGE*(see link below).
- PROCEED TO GO DEEPER W/MENTORING CORNER.
- PRAY INTO THE PSALM W/PRAYER GUIDE
Biblical scholars have pegged the historical background for Psalm 3 as being at the time (2 Samuel 15-17) of Absalom’s attempt to usurp/overtake his father’s kingship, and David is literally fleeing from his own son. Joab, David’s military general, along with other recruits who had been King David’s loyal military and related personnel, had joined his own son in rebellion against him.
The background is helpful in knowing how to apply the situation to current day events and/or our own personal life. This Psalm will obviously be most meaningful to those believers who are undergoing persecution in their lives at some level, whether it is personally, territorially, or nationally/internationally.
At the same time, however, if we extract the primary principle we will then realize endless areas of personal application in any of our own lives at various points in time, whether it would be past or presently experienced. During different spiritual seasons believers are called to endure testing, during which they will inevitably experience periods of adversity, storms, or desert/wilderness, and other forms of trials and tribulations.
It is in such a time that we find King David. Now put yourself in his shoes, so-to-speak, relate to his experience, & connect to it on a more personal level:
1 Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
2 Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
You will be assisted in taking this deeper by the questions on MENTORING CORNER’S STUDY GUIDE @
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“Going Deeper,” by Verna Crowther, 13.06.19
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