Verse1) Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
(a) Isa.57:1> The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
Verse 2) They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Verse 3) The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Verse 4) Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Verse 5) For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
(b) Ex.3:7-8> The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.
Verse 6) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
(c) 2 Sam.22:31> “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
Ps.18:30> As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
Prov.30:5> As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
Verse 7) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Verse 8) The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
(1) David’s complaint of delay.
Verse 1 -How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
Verse 2 – How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Verse 3 – Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
(3) and Prayer for Grace.
Verse 4 – Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Verse 5 – But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
Verse 6 – I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
1a – Deut. 31:17> And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’
Job 13:24. Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy?
Ps.21:1. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
Isa. 59:2> But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
3(b) – lighten mine eyes,
3(c) lest I sleep the sleep of death;
b- Ezera 9:8> And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Ps.18:28> You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
Luke 2:32> a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
Rev.21:3> And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
(c) Ps.76:5-6> The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.
Isa.37:36> Then the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!
Jer.51:39> But while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk, so that they shout with laughter— then sleep forever and not awake,” declares the LORD.
Eph. 5:14> This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
5d – I have trusted in thy mercy:
2Chr. 20:12> Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
3:1 – Sometimes all we need to do is talk over a problem with a friend to help put it in perspective. In this psalm, the phrase “how long” occurs four times in the first two verses, indicating the depth of David’s distress. David expressed his feelings to God and found strength. By the end of his prayer, he was able to express hope and trust in God. Through prayer we can express our feelings and talk our problems out with God. He helps us regain the right perspective, and this gives us peace (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
1-5 David frequently claimed that God was slow to act on his behalf. we often feel this same impatience. It seems that evil and suffering go unchecked, and we wonder when God is going stop them. David affirmed that he would continue to trust God no matter how long he had to wait for God’s justice to be realized. When you feel impatient, remember David’s steadfast faith in God’s unfailing love.
(I don’t know about you but I stand on the solid rock in Christ Jesus and this here is what I believe. and if you are between 60 years old to 70 years old you are in the same season as I am or you be might be invited into someone else life to share these words of God with. Be bless and be a good servant of our Lord, God and his Christ.