Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. He can always be trusted to be faithful and righteous. . Here is believing fervency laying hold of divine faithfulness and justice; see. Lord, hear my prayer!In your righteousness listen to my plea;answer me in your faithfulness! We have to be careful here. A psalm. 6:13a), “do not lead us into temptation.”, Derek Kidner (p. 476) points out that David’s three requests for guidance (vv. It is another cry to God from a time of crisis and affliction because of David’s many enemies. We need it because we all face trials, some of which are overwhelming. May the Holy Spirit lead us into its inner meaning. he has crushed my life to the ground. We assume that we can handle things on our own, unless we get into a huge problem. Psalm 143. Mar 15, 1987. Psalm 123 echoes the plight of their situation, but makes clear that their eyes are fixed on God (vv. As I understand it, the only type of soil representing true believers is that which endures and brings forth fruit. In Your faithfulness, give ear to my plea; in Your righteousness, answer me. But the night of distress and discouragement shall end in a morning of consolation and praise. The history here again is an undesigned agreement with the psalm ( 2 Samuel 16:2 2 Samuel 16:14 ): "The King, and all the people with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves" with Ziba's fruits; also 2 Samuel 17:2 . Follow Desiring God on Twitter. Courtesy: PPS Fellowship Borabanda, Hyderabad. Psalm 143:9 "Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies." 26:39), “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” So it is not wrong to pray that God would remove the trial, as long as we submit to His sovereign will. David's plea, "For I am thy servant", is no boast of his service, but a magnifying of God's electing grace: "Who am I, O Lord God? Forgiveness is not inconsistent with truth or righteousness, and the pardon which in mercy God bestows upon the sinner is bestowed in justice to the well beloved Son who accepted and discharged the sinner's obligations. Sep 8, 1980. 1 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. True satisfaction in life can only come through: 1. Psalm 143 A psalm of David. We come today, class, to another lesson on prayer. 31:1] faithfulness answer me, in your # 1 John 1:9; [Ps. If thou shouldest not answer me at all, I could not hope for any harvest at all; thou shouldest answer me, and not "in thy righteousness", that would be a indeed, but nothing but of blasted corn. Consider, for example, Psalm 147:10-11: His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. As we saw from the parable of the sower, rather than turning to God in trials, many turn away from Him. Sermons. Even as believers, we often do not realize our own inadequacy, and so we do not depend on the Lord in prayer. When I was in high school, I had a couple of English teachers who drilled into us the basics of English grammar. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. My prayer is but the seed; it is thy answer that makes the harvest. Listen to my prayer, LORD! He prays that he might be enlightened with the knowledge of God's will; and this is the first work of the Spirit. This group gives her relief from pain. Verse 1. The title of this psalm is simply A Psalm of David. … in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; # Ps. LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. In truth, it is a mingled strain, a box of ointment composed of divers ingredients, sweet and bitter, pungent and precious. An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and DeliveranceA Psalm of David.Hear my prayer, O Lord,Give ear to my supplications!In Your faithfulness answer me,And in Your righteousness.Do not enter into judgment w Desiring God (v.1a) 2. Don’t waste your trial! If He be our God, … -- Archibald Symson. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2009, All Rights Reserved. 1 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. 1:8-9). Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. The psalm falls into two halves, divided by the musical notation, “Selah” (v. 6). Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. Here is earnest importunity, as of one depending entirely upon divine favour for a hearing. 12:15-20). Feb 17, 2018. Please don’t bring your servant to judgment, because no living thing is righteous before you. It is so much like other Davidic psalms that we accept the title without a moment's hesitation. --John Mayer. Desiring God. or as though there were any difference between a prayer a supplication? We never impress God. God uses trials so that we may share His holiness (Heb. But the reference (v. 3) to dwelling “in dark places, like those who have long been dead,” sounds more like the situation in Psalm 142, where David was hiding from Saul in the cave. Satan lulls many into breathing the deadly gas of good works. Jonathan Edwards is doubtless the greatest theologian, to date, that has arisen from the Americas. Don’t put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you. We are to face overwhelming trials with heartfelt, humble, believing, obedient prayer that seeks not only relief from the trial, but also to know God better. Suckers are born every minute! After this, the thought of his enemies rushes in again upon his soul, and he flees to God for protection. Oh, then, answer me in thy righteousness, O God, and then the harvest of my hope will be as the seven years of plenty foretold by Joseph. But what niceness of words is this? 3:20-26; Gal. David affirms his trust in the Lord (v. 8). First, by this that he desireth God to teach him to do His will, because He was his God, we learn that it is not in our own arbitrament or choice to do God's will, but His special grace, who preventeth us by His favour, and becometh our God, and after frameth us to do His will and obey Him. When he doubles his request of hearing, he would have God hear with both his ears, that is, most attentively and readily: so instant is a mind that he desireth the prayer he putteth up to be remembered, as was said the angel to the centurion: "Thy prayer and almsdeeds are come up God": Acts 10:4 . Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Prayer, Suffering, Trials, Persecution, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. 11 For the glory of your name, O LORD, preserve my life. Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications. But when God told Paul (12:9), “My grace is sufficient for you,” Paul submitted to God’s purpose in the trial. 3-4), “For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. Does praying in faith mean that we believe that God. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. (Ps 31:1; Ps 140:6; 1Jo 1:9) 2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. First, a confession of his sins. If thou shouldest not answer me in thy righteousness, yet thou shouldest be righteous still; but if thou shouldest not answer me in thy faithfulness, thou shouldest not be faithful still. I understand him to mean, “Answer me according to Your faithful promises to your people and in accordance with Your way of exonerating the righteous and punishing the wicked.” But no sooner are the words out of his mouth than he is caught up short. Thou wilt guide me with thy counsel, And afterward receive me to glory. My Soul Thirsts for YouA Psalm of David. The apostle Peter warned (1 Pet. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. He has knocked me to the ground and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave. PSALM 143 * A Prayer in Distress. This short series will look at David’s prayer in Psalm 141. We can’t identify for sure the situation behind this psalm. They think, “I’m a pretty good person. Whom have I in heaven but thee? The claim is, God wants you healthy and wealthy. Then Psalm 127 brings children into the picture, implying that God is going to make good on his promise to send a son of … Join us in Worship Every Sunday @ … So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. PSALM 143 * A Prayer in Distress. Of David. 4:7-10) to explain that we have the treasure of the gospel…. Observe that he offered so much pleading that his life became one continual prayer; but that petitioning was so varied in form that it broke out in many supplications. We need it so that we aim in our prayers not only to get relief from our trials, but also to grow to know God better. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Desiring God, pursuing the experiential knowledge of God, is why we have been saved (John 17:1–3). 1 HEAR MY prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! Follow Desiring God on Facebook. So it is especially important that you be on guard against this. Psalm 143 - A psalm of David. on the near side of Jordan: "My soul thirsteth for thee." 143:7-12 David prays that God would be well pleased with him, and let him know that he was so. He meditated on God’s doings and on the work of His hands (v. 5). Verse 1. Psalm 143 Bible / Bible Versions / NLT / Psalms / Psalm 143; Previous Book ... 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Desperation For God (v.1c) But he also realizes that this is a time to go deeper with the Lord. he has crushed my life to the ground. Psalm 25:5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You. This is an infinitely precious truth, and the hearts of thousands in every age have been sustained and gladdened by it. The apostle Paul asked God three times to take away the thorn in his flesh, whatever it was (2 Cor. This lesson, that God does not exempt any of us from trials, is especially needed now because of the popular, but false “health and wealth” teaching. . Diligence Towards God (v.1b) 3. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:00 pm Mid-week Bible Study Pastor Mark Delladio Psalm 63 - Desiring GOD. Mt. I remember the days of old. Thus does the psalmist set forth the soul's swift flight to its sure shelter in God. Howsoever, in this he complains grievously to God of the malice of his enemies, and desireth God to hear his prayers, he acknowledgeth that he suffereth those things by God's just judgment, most humbly craving mercy for his sins; desiring not only to be restored, but also to be governed by God's Spirit, that he may dedicate and consecrate the rest of his life to God's service. How can a teaching as patently false as the “health and wealth” error entice so many? -- Sir Richard Baker. Psalm 139:24 See if there is … So he asks God not to bring him to the bar of His absolute righteousness. Perhaps when the compiler of the … Psalm 84 is a delightful psalm both to read and to expound. Psalm 143 1 LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. David strengthened his faith by meditating on all of God’s doings and work from days of old (v. 5). He was in a severe trial, where he desperately needed God to answer. The apostle Paul shares (2 Cor. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. 3–4). The seed sown among the thorns took longer to fail. But my mercy shall not depart away from him; and thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever." Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. 1 A psalm of David.. LORD, hear my prayer;. The psalmist is in a difficult trial; he cries out to God; God answers him; he praises God. With God's faithfulness and righteousness upon our side we are guarded on the right hand and on the left. Idolaters try to use their god to get what they want. The enemy is chasing me, crushing my life in the dirt, forcing me to live in the dark like those who’ve been dead forever. 12:11). There is faith behind David’s confession, “You are my God” (v. 10). Scripture: Psalm 8. Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. He says (vv. Psalm 143:8 Parallel. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. --J. W. Burgon. For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead. David asks God (v. 11), “For the sake of Your name, revive me.” In other words, he appeals to the attributes of God (His name) and to His covenant love for His people. The Hebrew for "thirsty" in Psalm 143 is the same as for "weary" in Psalms 63:1 , and in 2 Samuel 16:14 , and means "panting", "weary", "thirsting." 63:1). David here teaches us four vital lessons about prayer: David’s heartfelt cry bleeds through the entire psalm. He thought about how God has delivered His people. my flesh will dwell secure,” it will be preserved). He lied about you, so you lie about him. With a teachable heart, pray that you will know and be obedient to God’s will in the trial. Scripture: Psalm 143. a 3 The enemy has pursued my soul;. Thus David teaches us that our prayers in times of crisis must be heartfelt, humble, believing, and obedient. Secondly, a lamentation over his injuries. But, also …. Man's Hope in Prayer Lies in What God is: R. Tuck : Psalm 143:1: A Complaint and a Prayer: C. Short : Psalm 143:1-12: A Penitential Soul in Prayer: David Thomas, D. D. Psalm 143:1-12: Prayer Illustrated: Newman Hall, LL. As to his argument, -- because thou art Jehovah, faithful, righteous. 130:3; Rom. Verse 1. Hear my prayer. 4:12), “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you.” So don’t fall for the health and wealth lie. This psalm of David most aptly answereth to that psalm which precedes it; for in Psalms 142:1-7 he showeth that he prayed, repeating it twice ( Psalms 143:1 ); and here he twice saith, "Hear my prayer, give ear to my supplication." Division. in your faithfulness listen to my pleading; answer me in your righteousness. 1 A psalm of David.. LORD, hear my prayer;. Do not bring your servant into … John Piper Aug 25, 1980 73 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. It was thy righteousness that thou didst make the promise, but it is thy faithfulness that thou wilt keep thy promise: and seeing I am certain of thy making it, how can I be doubtful of thy keeping it? He wanted to know God and His ways more deeply. 140:6 give ear to my pleas for mercy!In your # John 1:9; [Ps. You don’t have to suffer illness or poverty. Psalm 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread" (Ge 3:19); this lies upon the sons of men. Psalm 143 A psalm of David. All rights reserved. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He asks the Lord in His lovingkindness to cut off and destroy his enemies (v. 12). In this life threatening crisis, David turned to God. Scripture: Psalm 133:3. John Piper Mar 15, 1987 4.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. 18:2-4). And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee Psalm 73:23-25). ONE THING IS TO KNOW GOD'S WILL AND ANOTHER IS TO LIVE ACCORDING TO HIS WILL THAT YOU KNOW FOR YOUR LIFE KNOWING GOD’S WILL MAIN TEXT: PSALM 143:10 “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Wys my die pad wat ek moet loop 'n Psalm van Dawid.Hoor my gebed, Here,luister tog na my smeking.U is getrou en regverdig,antwoord my tog! May 2, 2017. So he needs help fast. I was chatting with the husband about it when he told me that they had been going to a Science of Mind type of group, and that it was providing his wife with some relief. Hear my prayer, O Lord; # Ps. It was an answer in thy righteousness which thou madest to the thief upon the cross: "This day thou shalt be with me in paradise." Thus David here prays that he might know and do God’s will. In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. Even Jesus prayed in the Garden (Matt. He pleads the wretchedness of his case, if God withdrew from him. He doth here three times repeat his camest desire to be heard, as in fifth psalm four times he doubles and ingeminateth this same suit to be heard. It seems to us rather martial than penitential, rather a supplication for deliverance from trouble than a weeping acknowledgment of transgression. Aug 25, 1980. My enemy has chased me. God Wages War Through Our Weakness Psalm 8. May Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Here, David is painfully aware of his own sins. A Psalm of David. Because of your righteousness, answer me! 3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness Join us in Worship Every Sunday @ 10 AM and 6 PM For More Details Call: 9948532902. 42:3, and 10) and that there was no deliverance for him in God (see Ps. King Hezekiah prayed that God would heal him of what Isaiah had said would be a fatal illness, and God granted him 15 more years of life (2 Kings 20:1-7). At the making of this psalm (as it plainly appeareth) David was cast into some desperate danger; whether by Saul when he was forced to flee into the cave, as in the former psalm, or by Absalom his son, or by any other, it is uncertain. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! My Soul Thirsts for You. We learned about verb tenses, participles, infinitives, gerunds, and other parts of speech. Rather, he appeals to God’s lovingkindness (v. 8), which is His loyal covenant love. 143. And doubtless Psalm 84 exemplifies what this looks like. False believers reveal their true colors by falling away or returning to the world under trials. In fact, the greatest dangers are often those that we do not perceive. Psalm 144 - NIV: Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. You may groan and think, “Why do we have to have another lesson on prayer?” Why did God put all of these psalms in the Bible when so many of them are similar? He prays for God to revive him (v. 11). Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground, (143:10). Prayer must be heartfelt, humble, and believing. If we’re just using prayer to get out of our crisis, and then we put God back on the shelf and go back to acting as lord of our own lives, we are really practicing idolatry. As I pointed out in our study of Psalm 136, there is obviously a special love that God has for His chosen people. He has knocked me to the ground and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave. In all of this, his repeated prayer is “to You.” He was seeking God Himself, not just relief from his enemy. Just claim your healing or that new car by faith. 2 # [Job 14:3] Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous # Ps. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Several more times in this letter he tells of the difficult trials that had come upon him as an apostle (2 Cor. His hands are outstretched to heaven, but at his girdle hangs a sharp sword, which rattles in its scabbard as he closes his psalm. How can we help a person caught up with it? He takes refuge in God Himself (v. 9). He also cries out for God Himself. In Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit. We never impress God. In Psalm 143:8 he desireth God's mercy and lovingkindness, and that he might be showed the way wherein he should walk, now he desireth to be free of temporal danger. Desperation For God (v.1c) David does not just cry out for God to save him from his enemies. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. 2:16.] In the first half (1-6), David lays out his problem to the Lord, crying out to Him to hear and answer. Psalm 25:4 Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. The Pleasure of God in Those Who Hope in His Love. He angrily threatens you, so you yell back threats at him. --John Fawcett, 1769-1851. remind us that none need feel himself alone, or less than fully understood.”. What are some ways that you have come to know God more deeply through trials? And, if you’ll send your generous gift to us, we’ll pray for your miracle! 2 And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is [in himself] righteous or justified. It shows 5 qualities that make God the greatest. 7:20; Rom. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. True satisfaction in life can only come through: 1. Many times he thought that Saul would succeed in killing him. Psalm 143:7 Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. John Piper May 2, 2017 554 Shares Article. The confession of innocence is appropriate when one is insulted and persecuted for righteousness’s sake, and the confession of guilt is proper when confronted with one’s own frailties.”. John Piper Sep 1, 1980 122 Shares Sermon. It is very easy in a time of intense trial just to focus on the need for relief, rather than to use the trial to get to know God better. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. 7:3-5, 8; 18:20). The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Howsoever, in this he complains grievously to God of the malice of his enemies, and desireth God to hear his prayers, he acknowledgeth that he suffereth those things by God's just judgment, most humbly craving mercy for his sins; desiring not only to be restored, but also to be governed by God's Spirit, that he may dedicate and consecrate the rest of his life to God's service. It is a happy thing when we dare appeal even to righteousness for our deliverance; and this we can do upon gospel principles, for "if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." But, you need to seek Him in the right way. Psalm 145:1-21 The Greatest God is a sermon in the series "The Greatest" about what makes God the greatest. 3:1-2). John Piper Sep 8, 1980 213 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. In Your faithfulness, give ear to my plea; in Your righteousness, answer me. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. It is not without some use to observe in this psalm how the, heart of its devout composer turned alternately from spiritual to temporal, and again from temporal to spiritual subjects. The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead. Our case is difficult, and we plead for special attention. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. Title. Verse 1. before you no one can be just. 12:5-11). These are active attributes, and fully equal to the answering of any prayer which it would be light to answer. Do not bring your servant into … A psalm of David. What fixes the connection of the psalm with the history is the frequent application of the term "Thy (Jehovah's) servant", by David to himself in the latter, as in Psalms 143:2 144:12 of the former. But eventually the thorns, which represent “the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (4:19). The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol Summer Psalms. They have sometimes been considered as directed against the seven deadly sins; as, for instance, Psalms 6:1-10 , against Wrath; Ps 32:1-11, against Pride Psalms 38:1-22 , against Gluttony; Psalms 51:1-19 , against Impurity; Ps 102:1-28, against Covetousness; Psalms 130:1-8 , against Envy; and the present Psalm against Indifference, Carelessness. Scripture Psalm 143 Sort Bible Verse. 11:6; James 1:5-6). He knew that Jehovah did hear prayer, and therefore he entreated him to hear his supplication, however feeble and broken it might be. He first complains of his sins, and begs for mercy; then of his enemies, and prays for deliverance. Some scholars, even some secular ones, have estimated that he is the greatest intellectual that North… The LXX (Greek O.T.) I assure you that when the teacher announced another lesson on these subjects, we students did not cheer. He adds (v. 6), “My soul longs for You, as a parched land” (see Ps. # Ro 3.20; Ga 2.16 Don't put me, your b He has made me dwell in darkness Scripture: Psalm 8. Psalm 119:12 Blessed are You, O LORD; teach me Your statutes. 20:3), “… there is hardly a step between me and death.” During Absalom’s rebellion, David’s army would not let him go into battle, because they knew that he was the main target (2 Sam. Psalm 143 - NIV: LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Jehovah had first used it of David, "Tell to my servant, to David"; David therefore fastens on it as his plea again and again ( 2 Samuel 7:5 2 Samuel 7:9-21 2 Samuel 7:25-29 ). John Piper Apr 20, 2017 559 Shares Look at the Book. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you. That is, it must flow from a heart that is ready to do God’s will. Let’s review: Why do we need this repeated lesson on prayer? And now that I write sermons each week, I am very thankful for those high school English teachers who forced us to learn the basics of English grammar. As you know, people die of carbon monoxide poisoning because they cannot smell or see that deadly gas. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. Scripture: Psalm 8. Also, whenever you’re in a trial caused by a sinful person who is trying to get you, it is easy to react against their sin by sinning yourself. 1 Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Lastly, he again puts up his prayer for wisdom and holiness: "Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness." If we come to God in prayer, we must come in faith that He is able to answer us (Mark 11:22-24; Heb. Majesty in Meekness Psalm 8. As he told Jonathan (1 Sam. Let it drive you to God in prayer. I emphasize that this is a lesson for those who, like David, can say, “You are my God” (v. 10) and “I am your servant” (v. 12; cf. So he quickly adds (v. 2), “And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is righteous.”, As you know, there are several psalms where David pleads with God on the basis of his own innocence (Ps. Whether your trial is a life-threatening disease, the need for a job, a difficult person, a powerful sin that keeps defeating you, or whatever, David’s lesson on prayer will be helpful to you. Psalm 73:23-25 ) v. 8 ), “ you are my God were not one! 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