This message is as the lord said, 'Feed my Sheep'. WE have so many current events, wars, rumors of war, all hell is breaking lose, but to the remnant bride this is an opportunity to grow closer to the lord, with out fear, and lift Jesus higher to a dark world, a world now in gross darkness, . Be encouraged beloved and hold on, stand your ground, this is a perilous hour and day.
Psa 71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
Let me never be put to confusion - Let me never be ashamed; that is, Let me not be so disappointed in the trust that I repose in thee as to have occasion to feel ashamed that I have done it.
Psa 71:2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Deliver me in thy righteousness - See the notes at Psa_31:1. The first three verses of this psalm seem in fact to have been taken, with slight variations, from the first three verses of Ps. 31.
And cause me to escape - That is, from impending dangers; from the power of my enemies.
Incline thine ear unto me - In Psa_31:2, this is, “Bow down thine ear to me.” The idea is the same. See the notes at that place. Compare the notes at Psa_17:6.
And save me - In Psa_31:2, this is, “Deliver me speedily.”
A primitive root; to slip out, that is, escape; causatively to deliver: - calve, carry away safe, deliver, (cause to) escape.
Psa 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Psa_71:1-3. In thee, O Lord, &c. — See notes on Psa_31:1. Thou hast given commandment to save me — By which he understands God’s purpose and promise, and his providence watching to execute them, all which are as powerful as a command.
Psa 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Psa 71:5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
Psa 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
Psa 71:7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
I am as a wonder;
I am as a wonder unto many,.... To the multitude, to the populace, or "to the great" (u) and mighty; and indeed to both: which respects not his wonderful preservation from the womb, he had before observed; nor his being in a wonderful manner raised to the throne of Israel; nor the wonderful things and amazing exploits done by him, and victories he obtained; nor the wonderful instances of divine grace and goodness to him; but rather the forlorn and distressed state and condition he was now in, being obliged to quit his palace, and flee from the face of his son, accompanied only with a few of his servants; and so was a shocking sight, a spectacle.
The apostle says of himself, to others, to the world, to angels, and to men, 1Co_4:9; so the Messiah and his children are said to be set for signs and wonders, Isa_8:18; and Joshua and his fellows to be men wondered at, Zec_3:8; as the saints are by themselves, that they should partake of such favors; and by the angels, that they should be the objects of electing, redeeming, calling, adopting, justifying, and pardoning grace; and by the world, that they should choose to suffer affliction and reproach for Christ, bear it with so much patience, and be supported, and thrive under it; see 2Co_6:8;
Psa 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day.
Psa 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
Psa 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
Psa 71:11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
Psa 71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
Psa 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
Psa 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Note: all this hardship, King David said, 'he would praise the lord more and more', may it be so with us. Trials can cause us to praise less, and less, and complain more and more, it should be the other way around.
Psa 71:15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
Psa 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
Vrs 9 he said his strength was failing, in this verse we read the lord was his strength and so he was made strong in old age by the lord and not himself.
Psa 71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
Psa 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
This one verse has been given tome by the lord, over and over, I pray and shot out, lord I am gray headed but, one more time lord, use me one more time before I go to Glory. I have long prayed I would be used one more time as in the 80's, one more time to minister truth, and the word to this generation, this last day of the world as we know it, let me be used in a glorious out pouting one more time, let me be used to show forth the very glory of Christ to non believers and weak saints.
One more time let me show your power to who? everyone that comes. The ones that will come off line to this mission, before I am dead God said. 'you will be used one more time, yes one more time .
I have no strength of my own, but I, you, have the power of the Spirit to be used in these hard days. I was spoken to by this many time. I prayed it and after I found it in PS. and I knew the lord said yes, all these trials are for a reason, the ones that will come. Come to the of line mission. Showing that God still speaks and Jesus is the only way to heaven.
That day is coming very quick. This time, is on us even now, but it will be the ones who come after stuff hits, for this one reason we have gad non ending hardship, made ready, solid, not perfect, but ready to minister in dangerous times, and on the front lines. Vrs 20 says just that, as you will read below. The why for all the trials.
Pain, affliction, need, tribulation boot camp, it is used to train us, and after to empower us with the word, and with holy Faith and holy humble boldness. Quicken me, revive me again, yes revive us again.
Psa 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
Psa 71:20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Psa 71:21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
Psa 71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Psa 71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
Psa 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Jesus spoke and man kind was confounded, we are not Jesus, but we are to be in his image and do the things he did.
All the day long, many real ministers have no problem preaching, teaching, all day 24/7. I know, it is a fire in the bones, it must come out or we are consumed by it. If we let it out the listener will be consumed with the power of God, and conviction leading to repentance.
In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
A picture of a pious old man
I. The entreaties of a pious old man.
1. Against evil.
(1) Moral failure (Psa_70:1).
(2) General danger (Psa_70:2; Psa_70:4).
(3) Divine desertion (verse 9).
2. For good.
(1) Divine protection (Psa_70:3). I want a “strong” refuge, a “habitation,” where I shall feel sheltered from all storms. I want a habitation where I may “continually resort,” one close at hand, always open to me. O God, be such a “habitation” to me, shivering on the margin of the awful future, the storms of retribution gathering around me.
(2) The spirit of worship (verse 8).
II. The blessed memories of a pious old man. It is natural for age to turn to the past. What did this aged man remember in the past?
1. His youthful confidence (Psa_70:5). In the opening years of my life, I rested my soul on Thy love and Thy truth. My young heart went out to Thee, and on Thee it has settled. What a blessed memory is this! What a contrast to the memory of the old profligate who remembers his rebellions, his blasphemies, etc.
2. God’s goodness to him from his earliest days (verse 6). Thou didst take care of me in helpless infancy, and all through life. Thy very love has been marvellous. “I am as a wonder unto many.” “O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth.” Taught me the true theory both of duty and of happiness.
III. The exalted contemplations of a pious old man (verse 19).
IV. The unfailing confidence of a pious old man (verses 20, 21). Though he had been subjected to great and sore troubles—and what aged man has not met with such troubles?—his trust was unabated, and he says, “Thou shalt quicken me again,” etc. However feeble I become, though I sink into the depths of the earth, Thou wilt revive me; nay, more, “Thou shalt increase my greatness,” etc. I infer from the character of Thy past conduct to me that I shall not be allowed to sink into extinction, dishonour, or misery. Thou wilt raise me, dignify me, and “comfort me on every side.” God grant us all this unfailing confidence in old age! “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”
V. A noble resolution of a pious old man (verses 22-24). (Homilist.)
The vow of faith
I. The life of faith is a constant realization of the presence of God. The mountain was as full of the chariots of fire when the prophet’s servant did not perceive them as when he did. Christ was just as much present with the disciples when their eyes were holden as when they were open. God speaks with men as truly to-day as in the time of Abraham. It is because our minds are preoccupied with other matters that we fail to perceive God.
II. The life of faith is entered upon by a definite vow. If such be the life of faith, how few of us have entered upon it! This may be due to some obstacle, such as an unfulfilled duty, or a disregarded command, or a permitted practice opposed to God’s will. But if it be none of these, then most likely it is because the attitude of faith has net been consciously and definitely assumed. We must take our all and lay it at the feet of Christ. This is the wicket-gate by which we enter upon the blessed life of faith. Brainerd Taylor, feeling that he needed something which he did not possess, lifted up his heart in prayer, and became conscious of giving up all to God, and then he cried, “Here, Lord, take me, take my whole soul, and seal me Thine now, and Thine for ever.”
III. Some considerations on the taxing of such a vow. Let it be taken with all seriousness, and let it be a very definite one. Doddridge gives this advice, “Set your hand and seal to it that on such a day and year, and at such a place, on full consideration and serious reflection, you come to this happy resolution, that whatever others might do, you would serve the Lord.”