Gilbert House Fellowship #387: Psalms 5, 38, 41–42

DAVID WAS not perfect, but he recognized his failures. More importantly, he acknowledged that God was the source of his salvation—his yeshua

This week, we study four psalms dated to the last part of David’s life. This followed the rebellion and death of his son, Absalom, his near-death at the hands of one of the Philistine “sons of the Rapha,” and his decision to eliminate the male heirs of the House of Saul (except for Mephibosheth) to repay the blood-guilt due the people of Gideon. 

We take a long look at Psalm 42, which is well known for its beautiful, poetic language: 

Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me. 

Psalm 42:7, ESV

That verse is more supernatural than is obvious on the surface. In context, it’s a cry from behind enemy lines—the Upper Galilee, near Mount Hermon, or the area that we believe was the literal Valley of the Shadow of Death.

If you can send a get-well card to young Finn Walden, who suffered a serious fall out of a tree a few days ago, the address is:

Finn Walden
14065 Road 37
Mancos, CO 81328

If you are able to help Jamie and Virginia Walden defray Finn’s medical expenses, you can do that here:

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  1. Is it just me, or is there no podcast here?

    1. Author

      You are correct! My apologies. It’s been fixed.

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