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Save Me, O God (2) (Psalm 69:19-36)

Phillip Stuckey, June 12, 2022
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

Psalm 69 is another individual psalm of lament about a man who is having a very difficult time – he is sick, suffering, persecuted, and alone. While there are parts of the psalm that have led some to doubt David’s authorship (Ps. 69:35), the apostle Paul attributes this psalm to him (Ps. 69:22-23; Rom. 11:9). Also, this psalm, along with Psalm 22 and 110, is clearly Messianic and is one of the most quoted in the New Testament. Last time we considered the first half of this psalm and we noticed that though we endure trials, like David and Jesus, we must keep our hope in God and pray. Tonight, we want to consider the second half where again we will reflect on how struggle and adversity should move us to trust in God just like David and Jesus did.

Tags: Faith, Hope, Lament, Old Testament, Perseverance, Praise, Prayer, Psalms, Thanksgiving

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Psalm 69:19–36 (Listen)

19   You know my reproach,
    and my shame and my dishonor;
    my foes are all known to you.
20   Reproaches have broken my heart,
    so that I am in despair.
  I looked for pity, but there was none,
    and for comforters, but I found none.
21   They gave me poison for food,
    and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.
22   Let their own table before them become a snare;
    and when they are at peace, let it become a trap.
23   Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see,
    and make their loins tremble continually.
24   Pour out your indignation upon them,
    and let your burning anger overtake them.
25   May their camp be a desolation;
    let no one dwell in their tents.
26   For they persecute him whom you have struck down,
    and they recount the pain of those you have wounded.
27   Add to them punishment upon punishment;
    may they have no acquittal from you.
28   Let them be blotted out of the book of the living;
    let them not be enrolled among the righteous.
29   But I am afflicted and in pain;
    let your salvation, O God, set me on high!
30   I will praise the name of God with a song;
    I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31   This will please the LORD more than an ox
    or a bull with horns and hoofs.
32   When the humble see it they will be glad;
    you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
33   For the LORD hears the needy
    and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.
34   Let heaven and earth praise him,
    the seas and everything that moves in them.
35   For God will save Zion
    and build up the cities of Judah,
  and people shall dwell there and possess it;
36     the offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
    and those who love his name shall dwell in it.


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