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Psalms 138



Verses 1-8

Psalm 138 A God for everyone

David imagines himself showing all lifeless gods how useless they are and how great is the only true God. This God loves his people, answers their prayers and gives them the strength to face life's difficulties with boldness (138:1-3).

The rulers of other nations ought also to know this God, for in God's sight their high position does not make them any better than the poor and lowly (4-6). This encourages the psalmist, because those in positions of power are often the ones most strongly opposed to him. Some even try to kill him. He knows that God will be true to his promise and save him (7-8).


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Flemming, Donald C. "Commentary on Psalms 138:4". "Brideway Bible Commentary". 2005.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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