Book of Psalms 7:1-17

Book of Psalms 7:1-17

In You Jesus, I do Take Refuge

  • Remember, we are applying Psalms to our own lives, not to David life. Psalms is a prophecy book that is quoted from more than any other book of the Old Testament. We will see that as we go through Psalms.
  • Psalms was written for us today.
  • Let us look at from a different perspective on how it applies to us.
  • Always put Jesus’ right in the middle of the Book of Psalms and us, right there.

This is a trust-filled plea for deliverance 

Psalms 7:1 LORD, My God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!

Just Means: Psalms 7:1 I come to You, Lord Jesus, for Protection and to Save Me from my Persecutors, Satan and his demons.

What do we have with Jesus

Hebrews 6:18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 

Two unchangeable things from Jesus are the promise and the oath of Jesus, our Lord, each of which would be a firm ground of the assurance of salvation, and in each of which it would be impossible for God to lie.

Psalms 7:2 Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.

Just Means: Psalms 7:2 Please, Jesus, do not Allow Satan and his Demons Pounce on Me as a Lion and Drag Me Away

  • Sometimes Jesus’s strength is evident in helping us through a trial.
  • Other times it is evident in delivering us from trials we have.
  • We are delivered from the darts of Satan because he wants to destroy the our shield of faith and render us defenseless.
  • That is what Satan wants to do to all the saints. 

Ephesians 6:16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Satan, the chief of all persecutors and who instigates individuals against the Saints, and his helpers, the demons are after us with the spirit of Satan

Now Satan prowls the earth, seeking to hinder all he can from choosing salvation and living a life of obedience.

1 Peter 5:8 Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

2 Timothy 4:17-18 However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion’s mouth.  (18)  The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will take me safely to his heavenly kingdom. Glory belongs to him forever and ever! Amen.

Jesus by His Word will rescue us.

The Plea of innocence 

Psalms 7:3 LORD, my God, if I have done this thing, if there is injustice on my hands,

1 Corinthians 4:4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

Psalms 7:4 if I have rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification,

Just Means: Psalms 7:4 I Pray that I had not Mistreated Anyone, Betrayed a Friend or Done Cruelty to My Enemies, Lord Jesus

As a Believer, we are to

1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.

Psalms 7:5 then, let my enemy pursue me, let him overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground. Interlude Let him put my honor into the dust.

Just Means: Psalms 7:5 Please have Mercy on Me when You correct Me, Lord Jesus and do not let my Enemies Correct Me when I break your Commands

These are solemn words that David spoke to God. We all have sin and continue to sin and go to the Father and ask forgiveness.  We are His Saint, part of the Body and future Bride of our Lord, Jesus.

1 John 3:21-22 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God.  (22)  Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

What sin have we done against others, probably gossip, not praying for someone when asked to, not helping out the Brethren when we can, etc.

Are we guilty of the crimes laid to my charge by Satan to the Father.

Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, “Now the salvation, the power, the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah have come. For the one who accuses our brothers, who accuses them day and night in the presence of our God, has been thrown out.

Romans 8:34 Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God. 

1 John 2:1-2  My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.  (2)  It is he who is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world’s.  

The Righteous judgment of Jesus, with a plea for righteous intervention 

Psalms 7:6 Get up, LORD, in your anger! Rise up, because of the fury of my enemies; Arouse yourself for me; you have ordained justice

Just Means: Psalms 7:6 Please Protect your Saints, Jesus from the spirit of Satan, My Enemy and Give us Justice as You Promise

We know Jesus will be angry against those who would persecute the Body of the Messiah. 

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

Luke 18:7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

We are in a Spiritual and Physical battle right now.  We know we are not alone in this battle.  One of Satan’s tactics is to make us think that we are in this battle all by ourselves. 

Satan plan is to feed lies to our minds, isolate each of us, and speak half-truths to each of us.  Satan instigates government officials against the Saints, you and me, with this lockdown of business and churches.  

John 10:10 The thief {Satan} comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Hebrews 2:11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.

The Father does not see my righteousness, what He sees is Jesus righteousness since Jesus lives in us.

It is a mistake to believe that Jesus is without passions. Because Jesus is God and Man, we can say that Jesus is not cold, distant, and unemotional.

Psalms 7:7 Let the assembly of the peoples gather around you, and you will sit high above them.

Just Means: Psalms 7:7 Jesus brings all of your Saints around you, and rules over Us from your Throne on the Right Hand of the Father’s Throne

Jesus is on the judgment seat, surrounded by the Saints, to hear the just ruler judgment. 

Psalms 7:8 For the LORD will judge the peoples. Judge me according to my righteousness, LORD, and according to my integrity, Exalted One.

Just Means: Psalms 7:8  Jesus will Judge the Nations and will have Mercy in His Saints Favor because Jesus Lives in Us O Most High

We should honestly invite Jesus graces correction in our lives.

Hebrews 12:6-7 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he punishes every son he accepts.”  (7)  What you endure disciplines you: God is treating you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline?

Psalms 7:9 Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts

Just Means: Psalms 7:9 Please Righteous Jesus, bring an End to the Violence of the Wicked and Establish Your Righteous Saints with Your Covering

As Saints, we need to search our own hearts to help put us right before Jesus.

Psalms 7:10 God is my shield, the one who delivers the upright in heart. 

Just Means: Psalms 7:10 Jesus is our Shield and will Saves His Saints who Loves Him and Follows His Commands

Jesus protects the believer like a military shield, an invisible defense, with our guardian Angels.

The wicked will not come to an end until the start of the Millennium and then for a very short period at the end of the Millennium.

1 Peter 5:10  After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

Ephesians 6:16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,

Jesus is the just Judge 

Psalms 7:11 God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry {or wrath} with sinners {wicked} every day.

Just Means: Psalms 7:11 Jesus, You are the Righteous Judge and Condemns your Saints Enemies, the wicked

2 Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord {Jesus}, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 

Romans 1:18 For God’s {Jesus} wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth.

Psalms 7:12 If the ungodly {wicked} one doesn’t repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.

Just Means: Psalms 7:12 Unless the Wicked Repent, Jesus is Preparing for War with His Sword and Bow

Jesus is the great warrior of war and is preparing the battle against the wicked who are persecuting against the Saints .  Unless the wicked repent, Jesus will slay the wicked in battle, known as Armageddon.

Psalms 7:13 He {Jesus} has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.

Just Means: Psalms 7:13 Jesus instruments of deadly, burning arrows are the means of putting the wicked to death

Jesus deadly weapons, diseases of various kinds, judgments, and famine, pestilence and war,  4 horsemen.

The wickedness of the wicked

Psalms 7:14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to lies. 

Just Means: Psalms 7:14 The Wicked Person thinks up evil on others, conceives mischief and practice deception and lies.

This verse will shows that a wicked heart will show itself by wicked deeds.

James 1:14-15 Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire, being lured and trapped by it.  (15)  When that desire becomes pregnant, it gives birth to sin; and when that sin grows up, it gives birth to death.

Jesus will deal with the wicked 

Psalms 7:15 He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.

Just Means: Psalms 7:15 The Wicked Person Digs a Pit and then Falls into the Pit They have Dug.

The wicked lays a trap to destroy individuals and will not be aware of the wicked plan until it is upon them. Then the wicked will fall into their own trap.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As it says in the book of Job, God uses man’s own brilliance to trap him; he stumbles over his own “wisdom” and falls.

Psalms 7:16 His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.

Just Means: Psalms 7:16 The Violence the Wicked Plans for Others will come Down Upon His Own Head

An example of this

Matthew 27:3-5 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.  (4)  “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”  (5)  So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

Psalms 7:17 But as for me, I will praise the LORD for his righteousness, and I will sing to the name of the LORD Most High.

Just Means: Psalms 7:17 The Saints gives Thanks and Praise to Righteous Jesus and will Sing Praises to His Name, LORD Most High.

  • I will praise Jesus for His righteousness in me, for His justice, and His mercy, and above All Things.
  • We end this on a high note of praise because we took our concerns to Jesus in faith and left it there.

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