~ Psalm 6 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~
~ Spiritual Journey from the Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~
~ Psalm 6 ~
The Psalms are a wonderful enthralling collection of melodic sacred spiritual songs. Psalm 6 is a prayer/song plea for mercy! David fervently and humbly cries out to the Lord and seeks His compassion rather than His wrath! Here we learn that he has a wonderful close spiritual as well emotionally expressive relationship with the Lord! David regularly prayed to the Lord!
As we read and study the Psalms we get a continual glimpse of their ongoing spiritual relationship! Although there were times that he did not always listen, no doubt David’s heart was with the Lord. There are many life lessons to learn within these Psalms! Here we can learn the importance of not succumbing to the weaknesses of the flesh! To continually seek God’s path above all others… This is why we all need Jesus as Savior and Lord! To save us from the power of sin reigning in our lives!
No doubt throughout David’s lifetime he had many tumultuous experiences that necessitated him to cry out to the Lord! However, during his time of disobedience he was in such despair because he had such a sensitive conscious towards the Lord! David knew when the Lord was not pleased with Him.
This Psalm was written to the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Shemnith, the director of music. According to the Hebrew language it means stringed instruments. The harp is a marvelous stringed instrument!
David was a multitalented man; he was also a brilliant musician and knew the power of music. Notice the tone of his writings. They have such a melodious cadence to them. When he was a lad he was called to the side of King Saul. Saul had great success when he obeyed God. But as he got older he becomes quite carnal and no longer listened to the Lord. The Lord became grieved that he made Saul King. He rejected him as King (see I Samuel 15.) This brought upon him an “evil tormenting spirit” that could only be calmed by music.
The original harp was an instrument which had two pieces of wood fastened together at right angles. The strings stretched across the triangular shaped piece of wood. Some strings were made of dry grasses. But the better harp strings were made from dried intestines of animals. They could have from three up to forty or more strings! It was and is a splendid awe-inspiring instrument that requires great skill! Today it has been refined even more so and is quite a marvelously beautiful instrument of presence!
David was known for playing his harp well and was selected to play for Saul! Little did King Saul know that David was anointed by God to become his successor as King! His prolific gift of playing the harp soothed King Saul’s tormenting spirit! David knew the power of music ministry!
David in this Psalm expresses His genuine and heartfelt emotions to the Lord on many occasions. No doubt his love for the Lord and music are and awesome twosome! Throughout these Psalms we experience a deep gamut of his emotions!
Book of Praise Lesson Highlights
Prayer For God’s Mercy!
Theme: Deliverance in trouble! God is able to rescue us!
lst of seven “penitential “ Psalms
By King David
~ PSALM 6 ~
In this Psalm David realizes and acknowledges that he has sinned. Sin is what separates us from the Lord! Therefore he cries out to the Lord in sorrow and anguish. As he bellows out one can also hear a repentance that implies that he wants to make a fresh commitment to the Lord. Here I am not certain of the exact sin but I do know that he is heartily sorrowful and yearns to draw near and be close to the Lord once again.
David pleads with the Lord not to be angry with him and to not let His wrath come forcibly vehement upon him. The pain is so intense that he is experiencing discomfort in His body! He acknowledges his weakness to bear it and asks for mercy! “O Lord do not rebuke me in your anger, Nor chasten me. in Your hot displeasure. Have mercy on me for I am weak: O lord heal me, for my bones are troubled.”
The beautiful thing about David is his transparency with the Lord! We can see how important it is to confess and not allow pride to hinder the restoration process... His soul is troubled to the point he is not at peace with himself! Thank God for Jesus! The Lord Loves us so that He allowed Jesus to make atonement for the sins of the world! Atonement is reconciliation between God and his people. When you accept Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and Savior you have the gift of His Comforter available 24/7! Because of Jesus when we earnestly repent, submit and confess we can always be reconciled again with our Father.
The Lord knows exactly where we are and in His time he will allow His peace to flow in our hearts again after whatever period of time that He deems necessary. So here David is asking the Lord but how long will it be? “My soul is also greatly troubled; But You, O LORD -- how long?”
No doubt whatever has transpired David has cried all throughout the night to the point that his bed is wet and soggy with his tears! His bed is not only wet but evidently as he lies and reclines on his couch it too is drenched with tears. Some serious remorseful sobbing has taken place here! The beauty here is we can see that it is important to be honest with the Lord! God knows what we are thinking as well as everything we say and do or have done…
It is important to readily repent. Repent does not mean repeat or simply say “I’m sorry.” It is a process by were the heart is convicted and is penitent. One is so burdened by the action that they cannot bear the pain it is causing so they want relief… To once again want to experience and feel that closeness with the Lord! Therefore they sincerely ask forgiveness for the deed or action! “I am weary with groaning: All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with tears.”
We must be ever mindful of who we seek counsel from. We can recall instructions from the 1st Psalm; if it is not godly then we should let it fall on deaf ears! “Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners nor...” Psalm 1. Whatever is around David that has negatively allowed him to become influenced and he now wants no part of it! He announces that he has spent time earnestly crying out to the Lord and does not welcome what is not of the Lord in his presence. The good thing here is David is a King and he has the authority to easily dismiss whatever is around him. He can simply point or say to anyone go!
We cannot always readily do this. But we can meditate on the Lord’s Word in any and every situation and call upon Him. He can & will direct our path forward as we Trust Him. We can do this anytime and anywhere without even uttering a Word. Thank God we have the infilling presence of His Holy Spirit! The Lord will hear our prayers…
David has found relief during his time with the Lord because he here also acknowledges that the Lord has heard his prayer! This leads us to believe that he has reconciled with the Lord and his peace once again restored! This could also have been an ungodly spiritual presence that he has discerned and is asking to depart as well… The Lord rescues David! “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind …” Romans 12. Therefore we ask the Lord’s covering become available to protect us! We have the assurance of His Holy Spirit! He too will rescue us when we call upon him humbly and sincerely! The Lord knows the position of our hearts! We can boldly go before the throne of Grace! David now has confidence in the Lord’s presence with him! “Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.”
There are two paths the Narrow Path that leads to the Lord and the wide road that leads to destruction. We must constantly be aware lifelong that we have not wondered off onto the wide road… If so one must readily repent! David’s love for the Lord is commendable. It is also in the face of adversity we can display the power of God’s Grace to our onlookers that the Lord can keep us as we turn our focus to Him rather upon the situation! Here we see confirmation that the Lord has heard David’s prayers! “The Lord has heard the supplication; The Lord will receive my prayer.”