Psalm 64 (English Standard Version)
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
As with many of David’s Psalms, this one concerns a crisis that made him cry out to God. It is impossible to connect this Psalm to a specific event in David’s life with certainty.
1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
“We need to pray as the psalmist does, not so much for the deliverance from enemies as for deliverance from fear of them.”
–G. Campbell Morgan
2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
from the throng of evildoers,
3who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,
4shooting from ambush at the blameless,
shooting at him suddenly and without fear.
. . . the throng of evildoers . . .
Mark 15:12-14 (NLT)
Pilate asked them, “Then what should I do with this man you call the king of the Jews?”
They shouted back, “Crucify him!”
“Why?” Pilate demanded. “What crime has he committed?”
But the mob roared even louder, “Crucify him!”
5They hold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of laying snares secretly,
thinking, “Who can see them?”
6They search out injustice,
saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.”
For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep!
How often we as believers lack an encouraging spirit. But look at these evil doers! They are constantly coming up with new plans and new attacks, keeping each other’s spirits up in their wicked deeds!
7 But God shoots his arrow at them;
they are wounded suddenly.
8They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them;
all who see them will wag their heads.
9Then all mankind fears;
they tell what God has brought about
and ponder what he has done.
To ponder, to consider carefully, to reflect deeply — it runs both ways!
Proverbs 21:2 (KJV)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
10Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult!
God’s dealing with the wicked will be a lesson to all people, but it will be special joy to the righteous!
HERE is Hillsong and “Came to my rescue.” Indeed, He never fails!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.