Summary: Verse by verse study form the book of Psalm. David doesn’t ask for immunity from judgement, but for the tempering of God’s discipline with mercy. Listen to Hebrews 12:10-11NLT  For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they k

Times Of Distress Call For Times Of Prayer Psalm 6:1-10NKJ

O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

3 My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O Lord—how long? 4 Return, O Lord, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake! 5 For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks? 6 I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. 7 My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The Lord has heard my supplication; The Lord will receive my prayer. 10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

David prays or sings this prayer of faith in a time of distress. Suddenly, a new musical direction appears, either on the eighth string or the eighth octave, the lowest bass melody to accompany these lyrics of intense lament. The lowest octave a man could sing.

Psalm 6:1NLT O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.

David doesn’t ask for immunity from judgement, but for the tempering of God’s discipline with mercy.

Listen to Hebrews 12:10-11NLT For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. 11 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

Psalm 6:1TM Please, God, no more yelling, no more trips to the woodshed. Treat me nice for a change; I’m so starved for affection.

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silent {about my sin} , my body wasted away

“If you're wasting away, stop keeping silent.”

Psalm 6:2NLT Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.

The Lord is full of compassion, and slow to anger.

Psalm 6:2b...Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.

Seemingly, David is sleepless; his circumstances seem hopeless and helpless. The early Christian church regarded this psalm as the first among the “Penitential Psalm. The cry of David comes up from the depths of his personal pit of persecution, indicate a radical change is his frame of mind as he addresses two different audiences.

In verses 1-7, we see David with a tone of helplessness, and of hopelessness. (His enemies.)

Then in verses 8-10, He turns his attention to his enemies with a defiant frame of mind. Vs.8 His boldness is shown, and Vs. 8b-10 Shows David’s basis for his boldness.

Psalm 6:2TM Can’t you see I’m black-and-blue, beat up badly in bones and soul?

More than David being impaired physically, although he mentions body parts, David is speaking of his soul, and his emotions hurting!

How many of you have experienced depression?

Psalm 6:3NLT I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore me?

How long? Intense lament!

Revelation 6:10NLT They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?”

A little boy was visiting his grandparents and they gave him his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandma’s back-yard, he spied her pet duck. On an impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck fell dead. The boy panicked. Desperately he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to look up and see his sister watching. Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch that day, Grandma said, "Sally, let’s wash the dishes." But Sally said, "Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today. Didn’t you, Johnny?" And she whispered to him, "Remember the duck!" So Johnny did the dishes. Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing., Grandma said, "I’m sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper." Sally smiled and said, "That’s all taken care of. Johnny wants to do it." Again she whispered, "Remember the duck." Johnny stayed while Sally went fishing. After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s, finally he couldn’t stand it. He confessed to Grandma that he’d killed the duck. "I know, Johnny," she said, giving him a hug. "I was standing at the window and saw the whole thing. Because I love you, I forgave you. I wondered how long you would let Sally make a slave of you."

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