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Verse of the Day (January 31, 2020)

Verse of the Day (January 31, 2020) #BMSeminary – This is one of the five psalms called prayers (see also chs. 17, 90, 102, 142). The spontaneous nature does not lend itself to a logical structure. The psalm actually constitutes a mosaic arrangement of quotations and allusions to other psalms (especially chs. 25–28; 54–57) and other books (Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, and Jeremiah). There is a brief reference to David’s enemies (v. 14), but no specific historical situation is suggested. As a prayer, the psalm partakes of all the elements normally associated with prayer: petition (vv. 1–7, 11, 14–17), adoration (vv. 8–10), and thanksgiving (vv. 12, 13). In addition, the petitions are often backed up with motivations that encourage God to intervene. These range from the psalmist’s innocence (v. 2) to God’s gracious attributes (v. 15). (KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins)


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