Marveling At God’s Plan

Oct 03, 2021 By: Asah Hudgins Topics: Justice, Mercy, Nature, Praise, Series: Psalms Volume 1 Scripture: Psalm 7, Psalm 8

Psalms 7&8

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. 

O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; 

save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 

lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, 

rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 

O Lord my God, if I have done this, 

if there is wrong in my hands, 

if I have repaid my friend with evil 

or plundered my enemy without cause, 

let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, 

and let him trample my life to the ground 

and lay my glory in the dust. Selah 

Arise, O Lord, in your anger; 

lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; 

awake for me; you have appointed a judgment. 

Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; 

over it return on high. 

The Lord judges the peoples; 

judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness 

and according to the integrity that is in me. 

Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, 

and may you establish the righteous— 

you who test the minds and hearts, 

O righteous God! 

10  My shield is with God, 

who saves the upright in heart. 

11  God is a righteous judge, 

and a God who feels indignation every day. 

12  If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; 

he has bent and readied his bow; 

13  he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, 

making his arrows fiery shafts. 

14  Behold, the wicked man conceives evil 

and is pregnant with mischief 

and gives birth to lies. 

15  He makes a pit, digging it out, 

and falls into the hole that he has made. 

16  His mischief returns upon his own head, 

and on his own skull his violence descends. 

17  I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, 

and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. 

How Majestic Is Your Name

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. 

O Lord, our Lord, 

how majestic is your name in all the earth! 

You have set your glory above the heavens. 

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, 

you have established strength because of your foes, 

to still the enemy and the avenger. 

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, 

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 

what is man that you are mindful of him, 

and the son of man that you care for him? 

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings 

and crowned him with glory and honor. 

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; 

you have put all things under his feet, 

all sheep and oxen, 

and also the beasts of the field, 

the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, 

whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 

O Lord, our Lord, 

how majestic is your name in all the earth!