|Psalms 6 |
1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul is also greatly troubled; but you, O LORD — how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul; Oh save me for your mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you; in the grave who will give you thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all night I flood my bed with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity,1 for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.
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1 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. David was King. He didn't keep evil people around him. He is being chastened and rebuked by the Lord; he cries all night. David is being persecuted by fallen angels, demons, who surround him, who ridicule him, who condemn him, who inflict pain on him. As you read the Psalms, you will see many references to the supernatural suffering that David underwent because of his adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah the Hittite. The Lord did not kill David, but David's house was cursed by the Lord for the rest of his life; and David was then subject to great suffering in order to cause David to never again consider willful sin. David had been perfect, but only like Adam and Eve were perfect, subject to falling to temptation; and David committed great sin, losing his perfection like Adam lost his; David was cut off from the Lord, losing the guidance of the light, losing to see the face of the Lord, losing the fellowship with the Lord in heaven, and viciously besieged by spiritual beings, demons. Because the Lord loved David, he turned him over to the demons to punish him, to put him at the edge of the pit, to be afflicted with pain, ridicule, accusations, etc.; in hopes that when he was to be restored to the light of the Lord, he would never forget and wilfully sin again. Several other Psalms speak of David being tormented by the demons, see Psalms 17, 23, 25, 31, 35, 38, 43, 44, 56, 64, 66, 71, 86, 88, 118, 120, 139, 141; which are some of the many that reference these supernatural adversaries.
Before the time of Christ, perfection was only to the state of Adam and Eve, which was still subject to falling to temptation, as David's perfection was not lasting because of his adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah the Hittite. The difference is that Christ makes it possible to go beyond a man being purified, being made perfect, to a permanent perfection that cannot fall to temptation. Christ makes it possible for that man to become an entirely new creature, to sit with Christ in the heavens, to be sanctified, to be holy, to be a part of Christ himself, who never fell, and who never will fall; a forever cleansing and perfection with resulting union is now available to all who go to him for change. From the word of the Lord within:
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:10
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