And he could do this because God had been merciful to him and allowed him to overcome his previous pride-driven mistake – and now there he is with the symbol of God’s presence rejoicing as he brings it into the house that he made for it. Yet God will rightly be thanked and praised forever. Elevation then is pictured as victory and triumph here. For which now David is praising the Lord as he finally gets to dedicate this house for the Lord in Jerusalem. When I go down to the pit? In fact, we don’t have any record from this time in David’s life of him ever being sick. Verse 1: Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither … : 30:2-4) The Psalm begins like a hymn. “‘Weeping may endure for a night’: but nights are not for ever.” (Spurgeon), v. “This is a most beautiful and affecting image of the sufferings and exaltation of Christ…of the night of death, and the morning of the resurrection.” (Horne). But it takes getting seriously humble before the Lord before that joy can come. A song. And to the LORD I made supplication: Now, this verse is not so much about resurrection as it is about prevention of death. Psalm 30#In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.A psalm. Everything seemed bleak during the early part of David's life as his enemies were many; including the national enemies of his people as well as personal enemies such as Saul, the king. His favor is for life; To the end that my glory may sing praise to You, O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . It was a happy day, but God had also been faithful to David in more difficult times. But what David is talking about is God’s disfavor versus his favor, expressed in the experiences of life. Therefore it must be corrected by discipline. First, to be clear, David wrote this psalm. God helped, but David cried out and prayed unto Him. He triumphed through the Lord’s allowing him to finally bring the ark into Jerusalem in God’s time and in God’s way. External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. You can check these in your browser security settings. By David. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: The dedication of David’s palace was a happy event. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Joy Cometh in the Morning, verses 4-5. Some scholars hold that 30:6–7 refers to David’s pride, which led him to number the people (2 Samuel 24:1–14).” Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary 16. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. b. Therefore David logically – and rightly, according to the revelation he had – only knew with certainty that he could praise God on this side of death. 2 O LORD my God, I … David seemed to see no gain in death, and therefore he pleaded that God would preserve his life. But isn’t it in those times when we are most vulnerable to the pride that would necessitate God’s chastening work in our lives? A psalm of David. The great things the Lord has done for us, both by his providence and by his grace, bind us in gratitude to do all we can to advance his kingdom among men, though the most we can do is but little. “Grace has uplifted us from the pit of hell, from the ditch of sin, from the Slough of Despond, from the bed of sickness, from the bondage of doubts and fears: have we no song to offer for all this?” (Spurgeon). 4 He knew that his security and status were the work of God. Joy does come in the morning. O LORD my God, I cried out to You, You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have turned for me my mourning into dancing, You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Now, David asks God to be his helper. David here is addressing not heavenly beings like he did in Psalm 29. Though the title of the psalm (as it is in the English translation) indicates it was written for the dedication of David’s palace, Charle Spurgeon (and Adam Clarke) thought that it was actually written prophetically for the dedication of the temple – … And a mechanical translation of this verse would go, “To Yahweh I called, and to Adonai I pled for grace/mercy/pity.”. Will the dust praise You? It’s the kind of dancing that David himself performed when he was bringing the ark of the covenant into this house that he’s now dedicating in this psalm. A song for the dedication of the Temple.I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me.You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,and you restor And we can imagine how David’s enemies would have been given opportunity to mock the King after his failed attempt to bring the ark into Jerusalem. Psalm 30:4, ESV: "Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name." Weeping is pictured as lodging overnight like Lot asked the angelic visitors to Sodom to lodge with him overnight. The final note of praise shows that through affliction and by deliverance the lesson has been learned.” (Morgan). There we see the Levites taking the ark up to Jerusalem on poles – not a cart like David tried the first time. PSALM 30 OVERVIEW. This is the call to praise of the psalm. Your email address will not be published. So, both the content and the structure of Psalm 30 let us know that we’re reading a praise psalm. You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit: David wasn’t immortal: one day his body would die and he would pass from this life to the next. Psalm 91 - Knight, Leonard C. "I Will Show Him My Salvation: The Experience of Anxiety in the Meaning of Psalm. ii. He’s with us and in us every day – but is among us in a special way as we gather together as a body. Psalm 30:1-12 Everything seemed bleak during the early part of David's life as his enemies were many; including the national enemies of his people as well as personal enemies such as Saul, the king. Psalm 30:5. But what is the house that’s referred to here? 8 I cried to thee, O LORD;and unto the LORD I made supplication. This principle means that God has a special reason to bring His transforming work to lives that will give Him praise. Chapter 30 + Text Size — 1 (A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.) 2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. 3 O LORD, you brought me up from the grave ; you spared me from going down into the pit. So, in reaction to the Lord hiding his face from David, David spoke to the Lord and asked him desperately for mercy. Have you ever experienced chastening at the Lord’s hand – and perhaps it was something devastating and shocking even? We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. for thou hast lifted me up,and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. The first line might sound like it’s speaking of resurrection, but the second line makes it clear that David has in mind not even dying in the first place. Scholars have no idea what Psalm 30 is all about. b. And notice the contrast once more – anger contrasted with favor. In fact, the phrase “of David” could be attached to the word house – as in the house is somehow related to David. I used to do a fair bit of theoretical physics. And now not only is David praising the Lord – but he’s calling on God’s saints – his chasid (godly, faithful, devout ones) – to sing and give thanks to the Lord. You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness: Using the Hebrew literary tool of repetition for the sake of emphasis, David repeats the idea of the transition from sadness to gladness. And there’s nothing like prosperity to dull your sense of the need of God in your life and make you ripe for God’s humbling of you. God answered by helping David and the Levites and the people bring the ark up to Jerusalem the right way. Psalm 30:12, memory verse activity, MSSS Crafts and Resources for Bible Stories. Yet the meaning is plain. Now, how did the Lord lift David up and not allow David’s foes to rejoice over him? So, David wants to lift up (or extol) the Lord because the Lord drew him up (or lifted him up). You can have that kind of dancing. b. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. If God didn’t stop with Uzza but continued to strike down others – David included – David pleads with God – what good would that do? * I 2As the deer longs for streams of water,a so my soul longs for you, O God. [ b] Of David. Now, David in verse 6 kind of takes a step back and reviews what led to him keeping the ark on the Philistine cart. 12 To the end that [in order that…] my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. i. I think she’s exaggerating because her heart was not inclined to worship the Lord as her husband David’s was. Palaces seem to be permanent things, but they eventually crumble. God is the best physician, even for our bodily infirmities. So, David is praising God for victories over his enemies. What confusion. But you remember that David transferred the Ark of the Covenant from Shiloh eventually to Jerusalem. God’s holiness was neglected. But the answer to this request is actually found in 1 Chronicles 15:26. The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians told that church that numerous of them were sick because they were abusing the Lord’s Table. Love the wisdom God has given you regarding this beloved psalm. David then is filling us in on the background of what caused him to be in danger at the hands of this holy God. It seems very different from the triumphant confidence of Paul who said, to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). As in – the rebuke I received when you killed Uzza was like a sickness for which I needed healing. For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God. “Psalm 87: A Song Rarely Sung,” Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (April-June 1996) 131-140. I give you all the credit, GOD-- … The first line might sound like it’s speaking of resurrection, but the second line makes it clear that David has in mind not even dying in the first place. In other words, God doesn’t gain anything from David’s death. So, the reference to healing may be metaphorical. It’s not sheol or bor but rather shachah. And it’s that activity of humbling himself that David will tell us about in verse 8. i. The Gospel is a message of joy, even in the midst of seemingly endless suffering. This then is still an excerpt of David’s prayer which began in verse 9. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. – Psalm 30:5David experienced as many ups and downs, triumphs and sorrows as anyone in life. It’s God’s mercy that endures forever. And I think this shocking event is still on David’s mind as he continues into verse 5. In the Hebrew text, and I is the first phrase – kind of emphasizing and drawing that out. ( A) you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths. Psalm 30#In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.A psalm. For the dedication of the temple.#Title: Or palace Of David. This verse talks about dwelling place since the beginning of the creation which means God is our sanctuary for protection, sustenance, and stability, the is the one we look up to in times of trouble and difficulties. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. a. I cried out to You, O LORD: In Psalm 30:2 King David first said that he cried out to God. Psalm 30: 1 – 12 Mourning into dancing A Psalm. We can view the holy actions and reactions of the Lord as so harsh and so permanent. A maskil of the Korahites. psalm definition: 1. a holy poem or song, especially one of the 150 collected together in the Bible 2. a holy poem or…. Well, here starts the catalog of praiseworthy actions of the Lord in this psalm…. And the end of verse 12 is where David utters his concluding praise. Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." A Psalm and Song at the Dedication of the House of David; or rather, A Psalm; a Song of Dedication for the House. She said “…How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!”. See more ideas about psalm 30, psalms, psalms 30 5. But the Lord was merciful and so David praises him for that mercy. So, this psalm would be one that David wrote when he built his palace in Jerusalem. Isaiah 17:14): in the evening weeping takes up its abode with us for the night, but in the morning another guest, viz., רנ ה, appears, like a … What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? i. God delivered David from near death, for the pit was the grave, the place of the dead (Psalm 30:31). And You healed me. Psalm 30[ a] A psalm. c. And have not let my foes rejoice over me: For David, this was a significant part of God’s victory on his behalf. “I shall never be moved.” And yet, David ultimately was given the upper hand in this situation. Psalm 30 - NIV: I will exalt you, LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. a. His conviction is that the favor always outweighs the disfavor for God’s people.” (Boice), iii. Let’s look at the brief call to praise first. Psalm 30 The Message Update A David Psalm 30 I give you all the credit, God — you got me out of that mess, you didn’t let my foes gloat. 2 O LORD my God, I … Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee,and thou hast healed me. Even the occasion that we’re given in the superscription of this psalm leads us to think of a time where David would be especially inclined to praise the Lord. ...weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. Psalm 31 Meaning Petition (15b-18) And yet despite the fact that David feels confident in his times and his spirit being in God’s hands , he feels compelled in verses 15 through 18 to petition God to keep him out of the hands of his enemies. “Self-satisfaction cannot praise Jehovah. The Hebrew term for this kind of psalm is todah, a song that confesses how God has acted to deliver. Psalm 30:4-5 Posted August 19, 2013 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. This is an emphasis on the certainty of God’s comfort and joy to His people. A song. Psalm 30:5 Meaning of Verse and Simple Commentary. Learn how your comment data is processed. As we think of this psalm as being sung at a dedication ceremony for David’s palace, it was instructive for David to say to all, “You see the strength of my kingdom and the splendor of this palace. iv. I suppose that this could be speaking of David’s literal home. That word glory is used in 2 Samuel 6:20 sarcastically by Michal the daughter of Saul as she rebuked her husband the king for his exuberant dancing before the ark as it was entering Jerusalem. Psalm 38 and Levavi oculos meos (Psalm 121) by Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594) Psalms 112 and 137 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704) Beatus vir (Psalm 112), Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) So, not only does the content of Psalm 30 indicate that it’s a praise psalm – but the structure of the psalm also indicates that it’s a praise psalm. No, this is what in Jeremiah is said to be the custom of young women as they played their tambourines. A song at the dedication of r the temple. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Mar 15, 2018 - Explore Sabina Popa's board "Psalm 30" on Pinterest. Video Devotions from Psalm 30 Lift Me Up, verses 1-3. So, this group of enemies wanted to rejoice over David. Feb 14, 2020 by Editor in Chief. But no more of that! Or that phrase of David could be associated with the phrase A Psalm and Song and mean that the entire psalm is written by David. LORD, be my helper!”. The word prosperity is used only once in OT and that’s here. Now, notice the picture of elevation in this verse. “To the pit, i.e. It seems to communicate an overconfident assurance born of a season of prosperity. He really felt as though he would never be shaken! "Psalm 18:30, ESV: "This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him." Weeping may endure for a night: “…(literally, ‘will spend the night’) is a poetic expression of how weeping personified may spend the night with him, only to be gone by morning.” (VanGemeren), ii. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. This is how David pled with the Lord for grace and mercy in light of his proud complacency that resulted in the death of someone else. Both are pictures of death – where a dead body would be laid. The Meaning of Life - Psalm 30 Psalm 30. This was David’s prayer in a life-threatening situation. Hear Psalm 23 explained beautifully and experience God's peace and comfort in your difficulties. David will extol the Lord. “By itself, this passage could mean, merely, ‘into each life a little rain must fall’ or ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ or ‘you’ve got to take the bad with the good’ or ‘cheer up, things will get better’…. It’s innocent and joyful. PSALM 37 MEANING VERSE BY VERSE. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning: Almost certainly, David said this as a testimony from his own life. PSALM 30 - Incline your ear to me. Psalm 30 – You Have Turned My Mourning into Dancing Summary The psalmist thanks God for help and healing when he or she was at the brink of death. Weeping with joy. It seems as though they never grieve. Well, David then continues his plea for mercy in verse 10. How many proverbs did Solomon write? into the grave, which is oft called the pit, as in Psalm 28:1; Psalm 69:15; Psalm 88:4; Isaiah 38:17.” (Poole), ii. In nearly every line the psalmist either expresses thanks and praise for God’s deliverance or describes the circumstances of that deliverance. The idea is that David was completely dependent upon the presence of God, fellowship with Him, and His favor. So, David cried to the Lord and the Lord responded with healing. There’s nothing like affliction to humble you and bring you low enough to the point where God can exalt you. And You healed me: No doubt there were many times when David received healing from God from both illness and injury. Now there’s dancing. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. The man was practically invincible – as far as he could tell! LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; 3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I … 4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his,and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. In that way, they were not remembering God’s holiness. The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. And yet, this hiding and troubling that God does is only for a moment – as we just saw. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. See more ideas about psalm 30, psalms, psalms 30 5. a. Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; No doubt David felt that way about the Lord’s dealings with Uzza as he left the ark in the house of Obed-Edom for three months. “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”. A Song at the dedication of the house of David. i. i. A Bible Devotion from Psalm 30, Joy Comes in the Morning. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. So, if David dies, he doesn’t get to praise God in the land of the living. And David came to realize after the death of Uzza that the Lord took this drastic action simply because it was in keeping with his holy standards. It’s the life and the joy he gives that are permanent. “It was an argument with God, an urging of reasons, a pleading of his cause. Today we shall be studying psalm 100 meaning verse by verse. That’s shocking! Psalm 30 King James Version (KJV) 30 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. tdllâ equals , to dangle) signifies to lift or draw up, like a bucket (דּלי, Greek ἀντλίον, Latin tollo, tolleno in Festus). We’ll see David relate how his own pride seemed to bring God’s fearful chastening – which he says almost killed him. 3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. That’s what David experienced. That label is appropriate for two reasons. He spells it out for us in verses 9 and 10. Now, Pit is a different Hebrew word than we saw earlier in this psalm. By David. THE PSALMIST’S PRAYER 6 As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.” 7 You, Yahweh, when you favored me, made my mountain … It wasn’t primarily to give him palaces; it was so that David could praisethe LORD and not be silent. Lesson has been learned. ” ( VanGemeren ). ” ( Morgan ). (! 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