This Psalm is titled, A Michtam of David. Psalms with this title were written during a time of danger. This Psalms shares how David found contentment and joy even in difficult times.
For today’s commentary, I am sharing cross-references that emphasize the message I heard from this Psalm.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.
Therefore he says also in another psalm, “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’ For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
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