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Deliver Me From My Enemies (Psalm 59:1-17)

Phillip Stuckey, April 18, 2021
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

We don’t need to look far to be reminded of the presence of evil at work in our culture. Many of us feel like we cannot escape, like we are surrounded by foes who seek to harm us. How can we stand up for the Lord in such times? How can we find joy in such times? In the fifty-ninth psalm, we are reminded of how David did these very things even when he was surrounded by Saul and his minions (1 Sam. 19:11-18).

Tags: Courage, Faith, God, Joy, Love, Old Testament, Patience, Prayer, Psalms, Salvation

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Psalm 59 (Listen)

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.

59:1   Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
    protect me from those who rise up against me;
  deliver me from those who work evil,
    and save me from bloodthirsty men.
  For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
    fierce men stir up strife against me.
  For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,
    for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
  Awake, come to meet me, and see!
    You, LORD God of hosts, are God of Israel.
  Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
    spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah
  Each evening they come back,
    howling like dogs
    and prowling about the city.
  There they are, bellowing with their mouths
    with swords in their lips—
    for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?”
  But you, O LORD, laugh at them;
    you hold all the nations in derision.
  O my Strength, I will watch for you,
    for you, O God, are my fortress.
10   My God in his steadfast love will meet me;
    God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
11   Kill them not, lest my people forget;
    make them totter by your power and bring them down,
    O Lord, our shield!
12   For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
    let them be trapped in their pride.
  For the cursing and lies that they utter,
13     consume them in wrath;
    consume them till they are no more,
  that they may know that God rules over Jacob
    to the ends of the earth. Selah
14   Each evening they come back,
    howling like dogs
    and prowling about the city.
15   They wander about for food
    and growl if they do not get their fill.
16   But I will sing of your strength;
    I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
  For you have been to me a fortress
    and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17   O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
    for you, O God, are my fortress,
    the God who shows me steadfast love.

(ESV)

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