Psalm 56 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 56:1

There were many times in David's life when he was alone, afraid, and in great anguish, and Psalm 56 was written when the Philistines had captured him in Gath. The introductory note to the Psalm, tells us that this poignant little song was to, "The Chief Musician", and was set to, "The Silent Dove in Distant Lands." Whether this caption referred to the music or the scene, it provides us with a peep into David's heart, when he read more...

Psalm 56:4

How hard it is to know that you are in God's will and fulfilling His purpose in your life, and yet have powerful people opposing you, and jealous enemies trying to take your life. David was such a man, who had been anointed by Samuel, the prophet, to be Israel's future king. Because King Saul had disobeyed the Lord, his kingly position was to be removed and given to David.

Saul had broken the Law by making an unlawful sacrifice to read more...

Psalm 56:8

The scripture is filled with lovely examples of the tender compassion that God extends to the people of Israel and to those that are part of the Body of Christ. But He also displays His gentleness and sensitivity towards insignificant individuals as well – people like Hannah and the widow of Nain; people like Jairus, the leader of the synagogue; the apostle Peter who denied His Lord three times and sweet Mary of Bethany who was wrongly accused of gross read more...