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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 28

 

 

Verses 1-9

Psalm 28

Theme - The Lord YHWH hears our cries when we pray, and He gives us strength to overcome.

Psalm 28:1 (A Psalm of David.) Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 28:1 — "Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me" - Comments - The psalmist had watched the pagans around him pray to their idols, amazed as these people worshipped their silent gods. These idols of wood and stone glared back at their worshippers without having heard a sound, for their have no ears, no eyes, and no existence. The psalmist knew his God was the true and living God, a God who cares and reached down and answers prayer.

Psalm 28:1 — "lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit." - Comments - Hell is a place where God no longer hears the cries of mankind. Yes, they cry out and scream for mercy for eternity, but there is none to hear, no one cares. As the rich man cried out for help in Luke 16:22-31, his prayers were denied.

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Psalm 28:2"when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle" - Comments- Jack Taylor gave an illustration of how he is moved emotionally when he goes into a house and his grandchild lifts his hands up to him to be picked up ( Psalm 63:4; Psalm 119:48; Psalm 134:2). 42]

42] Jack Taylor, "Sermon Series on Praise," Southcliff Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, September, 1982.

Psalm 63:4, "Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name."

Psalm 119:48, "My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes."

Psalm 134:2, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 28:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-28.html. 2013.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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