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~ Psalm 30 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~

Updated on August 30, 2014

~ Psalm 30 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~

The Psalm is a marvelous collection of endless, perceptive, insightfully profound spiritual wisdom! This succinct magnificent bravura Psalm is creatively, exuberant and prolifically descriptive in its excited tenor to exalt the Lord! David is elated since he has just risen out of a clamorous emotionally depressing situation. He describes himself as being in a lowered state of mind, making him feel as though he was shrouded within a deep, dark gloomy pit. No doubt as king his responsibilities werre numerous!

It is thought by some theologians that possibly David wrote this Psalm shortly after he had numbered the people? His reason for taking a census was not good. David should have trusted in God instead of taking pride in the numbers. The Lord had blessed David tremendously and he decided that he wanted to take a census to number Israel. The Word says; “And satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” I Chronicles 21:1 (KJV) This was not a wise decision because rather than relying upon the Lord he counted on the strength and number of his troops.

The Lord was not at all pleased with David’s decision to number his people. This resulted in a disastrous plague of pestilence. When the atrocious plague fell upon the people of Israel over seventy thousand died. David eventually comes to his senses, repents, builds an altar to the Lord and makes sacrifices of burnt offerings and peace offerings.

David himself had a great desire to build a Temple of worship for the Lord. But since he was a man of war and much bloodshed was upon his hands the privilege of erecting the temple was given to his son Solomon. Over the years David made careful preparations and dutifully collects the finest materials for the construction of the Temple of the Lord. He then calls, Solomon his son and invokes his blessings upon him as his successor. The Lord lets him know that there will be peace and quietness for Israel since Solomon is a man of rest. He then instructs his son the future King of Israel and charges him with the responsibility to build the Temple for the Lord God of Israel. He charged all the princes of Israel to support and assist him. When Solomon becomes King he is respected and known for his godly wisdom.

Here in this Psalm we are reminded of the importance of depending upon the Lord! When we trust in God rather than in what we can see we can accomplish much. As believers we are to walk by Faith!”

Book of Praise Lesson Highlights


“A Psalm of David”

Theme: A celebration of God’s deliverance. Earthly security is uncertain,

but God is always faithful!

Author: David

David praises the Lord for His greatness! He is elated because the Lord has been good to him and did not allow his enemies to prevail over him. The favor of the Lord upon David is clear. I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord, my God, I called you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit.”

David continues to praise and exalt the name of the Lord! No doubt the Lord was displeased with him at times. It is apparent that he felt the anger of the Lord upon him despite the favor that rested upon him. The Lord chastises those that He loves. The Bible teaches us that David was a man after God’s own heart. This leaves me to believe that he readily repented when found in err. A night of sorrowfulness and tears yielded awakening David to being repentant and commencing to starting his day off rejoicing.“Sing to the Lord, you saints of His, praise His Holy Name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

David’s love for the Lord was evident. His foundation was firmly planted in the principles of the Lord. David was an exuberant forceful leader and king, He stood courageously when under pressure. David was a great warrior and fought many audaciously spirited battles. His security in the Lord at times made him feel as though he was invincible. This did not however stop David from falling prey to the desires of his flesh. Whenever he allowed himself to be drawn away he stumbled terribly and his anxieties and weaknesses would get the best of him.

Here we learn how important it is to never place our security or significance in anything other than God. Mankind is fickle and will sometimes falter in their reliability when under pressure. Often grappled by fear of what they do not understand. The narrow path to the Lord is a walk of Faith. It will sometimes require us to take risks. During those times one must persevere and depend upon the Lord when you can’t clearly see yet you know the Lord is leading you. Anytime we take our eyes off the Lord we are subject to the weaknesses of the flesh! This is why we forever need a Savior!

Power can be intoxicating but it is also fleeting. David had great wealth, power and material possessions. Yet here we hear the anxiety and despair within his soul. He vociferously calls for deliverance and proclaims the Lord's faithfulness! There are countless lessons to learn from his various experiences. There is nothing wrong with material possessions, but they should never take the place of God. Things come and go. With the Lord in our lives we can discover everything that we will ever need. He will give us access to the necessary power to accomplish His will. But we never become the power instead we must learn to become disciplined, humble, discerning and self controlled. However we must be willing to continuously submit ourselves to His Will & His Way otherwise we lose focus and are subject to falter and err. In ourselves we are nothing more than earthly clay. It is wise to be mindful of the need to always and forever remain dependent upon the Lord rather than on our own strength or on things that are perishable. This way we can experience the plethora of spiritual benefits of the stability and inner peace that only comes from God! In the Lord you can have a Solid Rock Foundation. “When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” O Lord, when you favored me, you made me a mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.”

We should never take the Lord or His material, emotional and mental blessings of well being for granted! There is much spiritual warfare in many forms about us to draw us away from the Lord. God has no need to manipulate anyone! He does not need us we need Him! When out and about in the world be cognizant of your surroundings and pray for increased discernment. Spend some time each day with the Lord meditating upon His Word! Give Him His rightful place in your life. When trials do come pray and praise Him all the way through. TRUST GOD! He is all He says He is in His Word and more. Our miniscule finite minds cannot fully comprehend the complexity of His Omnipotence! Yet we can be certain that it is limitless Neither fear nor fret not; the Lord hears our spoken as well as silent prayers He is Omniscient. It is the position of our hearts that He responds to. In His time He will respond as He deems necessary. We should always be willing to readily repent and draw closer to the Lord when we are found in error. Even in the midst of turmoil the Lord is near. He is Omnipresent! There is nowhere we can go that He is not. We can always simply cry out and say “Lord Help!”

God is gracious, patient, loving and kind. He allows us to inhabit this wonderful earth that He created! We in turn must not ignore Him or His Word! Despite what we see going on all about us we must take the time to acknowledge and embrace the principles of HIS WORD this is how we who are believers "Walk in the Light!" The Victory truly is in the Praise! We must have Faith in His ability to lead, govern guide and direct us on the narrow path that leads to Him. We can always Trust God. As we daily walk in the Truth of His Word, He will allow the Fruit of His Spirit to multiply within our lives!

Truly the Lord is faithful! We can take comfort in the warmth and assurance of this Psalm. Each day is a precious “GIFT” from God we can always find something to be thankful for. PRAISE GOD! Forever and ever, “To GOD Be the GLORY!”

This Psalm concludes saying: “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord God, I will give you thanks forever.”


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      DeBorrah K Ogans 3 years ago

      Chin chin, The Psalm is indeed marvelous! We can discover what an endless wealth of compassion our Lord has through His relationship with David. You are so welcome.

      Thank You for stopping by to share. Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Chin chin 3 years ago from Philippines

      This Psalm, as well as others, depicts the humanity of David and the grace and mercy of God over him. It's so reassuring that as we identify ourselves with what David, we have the promise of God's grace, mercy and faithfulness. Praise be to God!

      Thanks for writing this, DeBorrah.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Jill of Alltrades, The Psalms are Marvelous! Always so nice of you to stop by to share! So glad that you have been encouraged!

      Thank always & God Bless You! In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love the Psalms and this is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful insights and for giving us a bit of history.

      God bless! Voted up and awesome!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Nell Rose, The Psalm is Marvelous! Thank You for stopping by to share the Journey with us. You are so welcome, be encouraged and please do stop by again!

      Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, Wonderful hub taking us back in time and showing us how wonderful it was, I love reading Psalms and this was fascinating reading, thank you.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      LadyE, What a nice surprise! Psalm 30 has a treasure of spiritual wisdom. Life brings about many unexpected moments and situations. At times they can become a bit overwhelming. We must keep pressing forward just like David.. Praise Be to God. One thing that we can always be sure of is He's right there with us! Thank You Lord for Your Word Jesus Christ, Your Comforter & Holy Spirit! I pray that our Lord continues to fill your heart with His unspeakable Joy!

      Take Care our gracious Lord is with you! I know that He has a bright future for you... In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings !!!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Skye, Lord Bless You! PRAISE GOD! So glad that you have been encouraged! Always nice to hear from you.

      I was concerned about Stars and his family. I was glad to hear that he is taking it slow in order to take care of himself. He and his lovely family have been through a lot. I pray that he continues to get stronger each day. I am not familiar with Matt6v33?

      The PROVERBS are Marvelous! Look at God He has a way of leading us to just what we need in the moment. Star you are such a gem. We are Blessed as you so wonderfully stated that: “He has our names written in the palm of His Hands” What a lovely thought! THANK YOU LORD! Your comments are encouraging and inspiring as well. May our Heavenly Father continue to renew your strength and Joy in Him!

      We continue to move forward with my book ‘THE ENCHANTING LEGENDS OF SHILOH MANSION: The Young King!” I have been scheduled for some book signings. It is and interesting journey and learning experience… It is my prayer that it reaches those of all generations the Lord intends. I will stop by soon to read one of your lovely posts. Take care my sister in the Lord! Your Light continues to warm the hearts of many. In His Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Lord Bless You! & Yours Always!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      I took time to read this and there is so much to reflect on and learn. I have made a mental note to read Psalm 30 before I sleep today.

      Thanks and have a lovely weekend. xx

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Deborrah. Bless you my precious sister in the Lord. Praise God. I did see your post to stars. I do wonder if he and his family are doing ok. I know he was very ill. I hope he did recover. Well we will just have to check out his post on occasion. I know one of my dear friends on here from years ago disappeared. He did tell me he was sick and then I heard nothing from him. I wrote him several times per email and on his hubs. I heard nothing from him. I believe he did pass on. You may have known him matt6v33? Anyway I know he is in heaven if he passed from this planet. I came over last night to visit this awesome writing of yours. You have been on my heart for several days. God is so cool. I knew your words are breathed by the HS and would help me to get centered in Christ. I was having a difficult time and yes your writing indeed calmed me down. The Holy Spirit of God did move on me through your beautiful words and truth. I was so rested in Christ I decided to come over today to comment and thank you. You are so special deb with a humble and loving heart for Christ. I do hope all is well with you and yours. On this end we are ok. Christ has our names written on the palm of His hands. I do hope to see you a bit more girl. I know you have been so busy with family. How did your childrens book fare? I still intend on getting it one day sister. I love you sista. I have posted a couple of writings in the last two days. Do come for a visit when you get a chance. Hugs galore to you and yours. My love in Christ Jesus. Skye

      voted and shared. Very beautiful indeed.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Nobody, We are forever growing in the Grace of our Lord! I was taught that we are "forever becoming" meaning as long as we are on this side of Heaven there is room for improvement. I have not been on Hubpages as much as well, but I do share the Devotions from the Psalm & the Proverbs. David is multifacted and such a marvelous Psalmist as well! So nice of you to stop by and share. Thankful for the fellowship that we share from time to time my brother in the Lord. I must read your article on music! I am sure that it is quite insightful... Be Encouraged In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Lord Bless You Always!

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      Robert E Smith 4 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Another great instruction on Psalms. I have a new perspective since my last commenting on this series. I have just finished an article on music and of course David is right in the middle of things. I have learned much and have grown in this past year I have not been on Hubpages. Thank you for your faithfulness and friendship. David's heart and his music has touched me. Your article has too. God bless you DeB. Bob.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Tamarajo! It is always a pleasure! LORD BLESS YOU!

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      Tamarajo 4 years ago

      No problem DeBorrah. Have had to have some seasons away too. Will be back again. No rush to comment. Blessed to read : )

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Tamarajo, You are so welcome! Be Encouraged! The Psalm is truly a marvelous wealth of Spiritual Wisdom!

      I am infrequently on The HubPages now. Please forgive the delay in me responding. Your comments are always genuinely welcomed and appreciated! As you so gracefully stated as well; "God's gift of repentance is always ready and available for us..." AMEN! & PRAiSE GOD!!

      Thank you as always for stopping by to share your great spiritual insight!

      In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace and Blessings!

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      Tamarajo 4 years ago

      I appreciated all the background information on this particular Psalm. It is at times so useful in understanding its practical application.

      "Anytime we take our eyes off the Lord we are subject to the weaknesses of the flesh!"

      So true and how well David animated that for us with some of His not so good choices. Your study show well however how God's gift of repentance is always ready and available for us to return to loyally loving Him.

      Insightful study.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Elearn4life, Oh my! I am touched by your thoughtful and most provoking commentary! The Psalm really does take us on a spiritual journey. They indeed are Marvelous! Praise God for His Word is truly Alive! You have captured the sentiments of my heart. Thank You, for you have too inspired me as well! How kind and delightful of you! We can continuously spiritually learn and grow as we remain open to the Wisdom of God’s Word! Lord Bless You!

      Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Mercy, Grace, Joy Peace & Abundant Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      DDE, Thank You! This Psalm is a spiritually delightful and your encouraging words are much appreciated! Thank You for stopping by please do come again! Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Teaches12345, Thank You! The Psalms are truly Marvelous! So glad that you have been inspired, Thank You as always for stopping by to share! Peace & Blessings!

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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      I haven't told you lately. As usual you have touched me with your powerful translations of the Word. I can actually see and feel the power through incredible use of the English language.

      Anyone that turns his eyes off the Lord will surely be humbled and set straight after reading your translation of Psalms 30!


      Anytime we take our eyes off the Lord we are subject to the weaknesses of the flesh! This is why we forever need a Savior!

      “Sing to the Lord, you saints of His, praise His Holy Name. For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

      I Love You DeBorrah K Ogans, God Bless You!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Ms Dora, AMEN!!! In GOD we can discover everything that we will ever need for life and living! THANK YOU LORD! You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ~ Psalm 30 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~ A brilliant hub on this topic and a well explained hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love the Psalms and read them often for inspiration and to build my faith. David was so poetic and knew how to worship God with his whole heart. Your words here are encouraging and God bless you for posting this review of the chapter.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Jisblessed! God is truly Awesome and His Word is Marvelous! Awesome is a Word I reserve for the Lord and His Word! There is nothing to compare! It is Spiritual Food for our souls! It is Alive and it keeps and revives our soul when we embrace and apply it! As you well stated; "Will Break Every Chain!" Yes indeed! I cannot imagine life without our LORD! THANK YOU LORD! & PRAISE GOD! Thank You brother for stopping by to share. I receive your gracious blessing! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      " Never place our security or significance in anything other than God" and "We should never take the Lord or His material, emotional and mental blessings of well being for granted! " Very relevant, inspiring lessons from this psalm. Thank you for the detailed breakdown.

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      Jisblessed 4 years ago

      Awesome! awesome! awesome! So true and so powerful. Will Break Every Chain! Thank God for you writing this. You know Him and no doubt He knows you. I can feel the love! May God/Daddy continue to bless you my sister!


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