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Verse of the Day (October 21, 2020)

Verse of the Day (October 21, 2020) #BMSeminary – He Put a New Song in My Mouth . . . You Are My God, Do Not Delay. This psalm is a mixed one in that it carries a twofold message of what a believer’s experience may be like: (1) David praises God for deliverance, affirming the wonders that God performs, using the language common to many praise or thanksgiving psalms (vv. 1-10). (2) David cries out for God to save him from his enemies, using the language of standard lament psalms (vv. 11-17). In the ebb and flow of the Psalter, we find many psalms of one type or the other, but only rarely do we find what could be a stand-alone psalm knitted together like this one (see Pss 44; 89). The message is that even when God answers prayer and provides relief (vv. 1-10), there will usually come a new crisis that forces a return to God as one’s refuge and deliverer (vv. 11-17). Ps 70 slightly revises vv. 13-17. [Zondervan Study Bible]

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