The Enduring Word Bible Commentary Psalm 71 (2023)

Many commentators believe that this is David's psalm, his prayer and trust in God in the last years of the crisis of Absalom's rebellion. Since there is no title and the text of the psalm does not mention it, we will not speculate and treat Psalm 71 as if it was written under such circumstances. Instead, we treat it as an anonymous composition.

"Here we have the PRAYER OF THE HOLY BELIEVER who, in the holy confidence of faith, strengthened by long and extraordinary experience, intercedes against his enemies and seeks for himself further blessings." (Charles Spurgeon)

There are many interesting references and allusions to other psalms in this psalm.

  • Psalm 71:1-3 is quoted almost exactly from Psalm 31:1-3.
  • The thoughts of Psalm 71:5 seem to be suggested by Psalm 22:9-11.
  • do not leave me(Psalm 71:12a) echoes Psalm 22:11.
  • My God, hurry to help me!(Psalm 71:12b)taken from Psalm 70:1.
  • Psalm 71:13 is similar to Psalm 35:26.
  • Psalm 71:18 contains thoughts from Psalm 22:22 and 22:30-31.
  • Psalm 71:19 uses the text from Exodus 15:11.

It is reasonable to assume that the author of Psalm 71 placed the study and consideration of God's word first in his life, and as a result naturally used the expressions and vocabulary of Scripture for prayer and praise.

“However, the words of imitation are sincere; and the new gratitude can be molded into the old forms without diminishing its acceptance by God and preciousness to men. (Alexander Maclaren)

A. God our refuge in old age.

1. (1-3) Trust in the Lord who saves his people.

In you, Lord, I trust;
Don't ever embarrass me.
Save me in your righteousness and let me escape;
Incline your ear to me and save me.
Be my strong refuge
What I can constantly resort to;
You gave the order to save me,
For youImy rock and my fortress.

A.In you, Lord, I trust: Many psalms begin by describing the poet's needs. The first line of Psalm 71 addresses God and expresses the singer's trust in Yahweh, the Lord, the God of the covenant of Israel. The psalmist was convinced that such trust in the Lord would lead to justification, and so it wouldnever shy.

I. "The psalmist so often begins his prayer by confessing his 'faith,' which is to a troubled soul what an anchor is to a distressed ship." (Corner)

B.Deliver me in your righteousness: Because the psalmist trusted in God, he boldly asked God to act justly in his favordeliverare. He askedrighteousnessThey work for God.

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C.Incline your ear... save me... be my strong refuge: In the previous verse, the psalmist laid the basis of God's deliverance:save me in your righteousness. He then called on God to act justly on behalf of his servant in need to save and protect him.

andBe my strong refuge"Here we see a weak man, but he is in a strong dwelling: his safety is based on the tower in which he hides, and he is not in danger because of his personal weakness." (Surgeon)

D.You gave the order to save me: Convinced that it is God's will, and also hisTeamsthe psalmist prayed with confidence that God would be hisSteenAnd hisassignment of rights.

2. (4-6) Trust in God's constant care.

Deliver me, my God, from the hands of the wicked,
By the hand of an unjust and cruel man.
For you are my hope, Lord GOD;
You aremy childhood trust.
I have been supported by you since birth;
You are the One who took me from my mother's womb.
my praiseleave it at thatalways about you.

A.Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked: The source of the psalmist's misfortune is revealed. It wasmeanMan,unfair and cruelwhich seems to have gripped the psalmist. That's why he needed Goddeliverare.

andBy the hand of the wicked: "Always remember that wickedness is as dangerous when it seduces as it is when it persecutes; and can smile as well as frown like a dead man. (Corner)

B.You are my hope, Lord GOD: The psalmist declared hishoopandbelieveWAdonai Jahwe, Lord and God of the Covenant of Israel. It wasn't just his hope that was thereWYahweh; Ishe wasarehoop.

C.You have supported me since birth: The psalmist acknowledged God's care and help shown to him from his earliest years, appealed to God's constant protection and promised in returnLawTo God it was equally constant.

I. "As in the womb I lived in you, so from the womb". (Wave)

II.My glory will forever be Yours"Where kindness is continually received, praise must be sustained." (Surgeon)

3. (7-11) A powerful shield for longevity.

I became a miracle to many,
But youImy strong shelter.
Let my mouth be fullzyour praise
i zGlory be to you.
Do not cast me off in my old age;

Don't leave me when I'm weak.
For my enemies speak against me;
And those who seek my life take counsel,
Say: “God has forsaken him;
Hunt him down and catch himIsno one to deliverare”.

A.I have become a miracle to many, but you are my strong refuge: Because of the great opposition and attack, many people were in awe of the psalmist. They were insidemiraclethat a man - especially one so devoted to God - could suffer so much. However, he found approxlike a cursewith God himself.

I. "The believer is a riddle, a riddle to the non-priest; he is a monster who fights against the pleasures of the flesh, which all other men have; he is a wonder, irresponsible for the judgments of ungodly men; a miracle that they watched, feared and eventually ridiculed with contempt. (Surgeon)

II. "Christ, in his humiliation on earth, was everywhere a 'sign' to be opposed, just as Simon predicted; Luke 2:34.” (Corner)

iii.But you are my strong refuge: “Notice also the key effect of this sentencebut you(Psalm 71:7b) by diverting his attention from himself and the enemy that surrounds him; to escapeRadereality, not from it. (child)

B.Let my mouth be full of Your praise: For God was faithful aslike a cursethe psalmist was determined to speakLawto God and talk about HimLaw.

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I. "God's bread is always in our mouths, as is his glory. It fills us with goodness; let us also be filled with gratitude. That would leave no room for murmuring or gossip.” (Surgeon)

C.Don't leave me when I'm weak: The psalmist knew God's faithfulness in his youth, and now he asked God to continue that faithfulness in his lifeageand if it is hispower goes out. he knewmalestrength declines with age, butBogpower bro.

I. “It is not unnatural or wrong for a man who is seeing old age to come and pray for special grace and special strength to enable him to face that against which he cannot protect himself and which he only fears. for who can look upon the toils of old age as themselves but with sorrow and reverie? Who wouldareold?" (Barnes, quoted in Spurgeon)

II. The psalmist is not just talking about lossPhysicallyandmentallystrength but also potential lossspirituallyresistance. Not every believer grows stronger in the Lord with age. The Bible is full of examples of people who sinned or fell away in their old age.

David sinned against Bathsheba and her husband Uriah when he was an adult (2 Samuel 11).

Solomon was drawn to idolatry in his later years (1 Kings 11).

· King Asa's trust in God declined significantly in later years. — 2 Chronicles 16:7-12.

D.For my enemies speak against me: The psalmist knew what his opponents were saying. He knew they said thatGod has abandoned himandthere is no one to save him. His distress made them think that God was no longer with him, so it was a good time to attack (chase him and catch him).

I. Jesus knew what it was like when people said to him:God has abandoned him(Luke 23:35-37). 'Our Lord touched that thorny shaft and it is no wonder that His disciples felt the same. If that exclamation were true, it would be a very bad day for us; but, thank God, that is a pure lie." (Surgeon)

4. (12-13) Help me by striking my enemies.

God, do not stay far from me;
My God, hurry to help me!
Let them mixanddigested
Who are the opponents of my life;
Keep them coveredzinsult and shame
who seek my evil.

A.My God, hurry to help me: With the angry enemies described in the previous verses, the psalmist needed God's helpSoon. He felt that delayed help was no help at all.

I. The psalmist had to accept that his problems did not disappear with the years. The problems remained. This is an important test for some believers, but the psalmist understood that it requires constant and more personal trust in God.

II. "Notice the even more intense embrace of faith in the second sentence. The psalmist first says, "O God," [and] then he says, "O my God." It is a beautiful request when we so grasp God with a personal embrace of faith that we cry: "Oh my God, come to my help." (Spurgeon)

B.Let them be ashamed and destroyed.... Let them cover themselves with shame and dishonor: This is what the psalmist was looking for. He wanted God to strike his opponents with confusion and dryness, rebuke and shame. He wanted not only to defeat them, but also to discredit them.

I. Adam Clarke looked at itlet them goutterances more like prophecies than prayers: "Sheareconfused: they arepropheticaccusations." (Clark)

B. Growing hope and glory.

1. (14-16) Enduring hope, enduring strength.

But I will always keep hoping
And he will praise you more and more.
My mouth will declare your righteousness
andYour salvation all day long,
Because I don't knowandborders.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will call your righteousness, only yours.

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A.I will continue to hope and praise You more and more: The psalmist was in a serious crisis and counted on God's help. In this psalm, however, he does not despair, nor does he seem to lose his sense of God's grace. Psalm 71 is a beautiful combination of effort and praise.

andI'll keep hoping"I will seek deliverance after deliverance and blessing after blessing; and therefore I will praise Thee more and more. As Thy blessings abound, so shall my glory be." (Clark)

II. "If I cannot enjoy what I have, I look forward to what is mine and will continue to enjoy it." (Surgeon)

iii.He praises you more and more: “Dying hope would give birth to fading songs; as expectations dwindled, the music grew fainter; but immortal and eternal hope, shining brighter every day, brings forth a song of praise that will echo as ever, ever gaining new strength. (Surgeon)

B.My mouth will always proclaim your justice and your salvation: He gladly testified about GodrighteousnessAnd hisrednessand all day long. He felt that the whole day was necessary because it wasI do not knowfrombordershaverighteousnessandredness. They are unlimited.

andI don't know their limits: "Lord, where I cannot count, I will believe, and when truth surpasses number, I will arouse admiration." (Surgeon)

C.I will go in the strength of the Lord God: Looking ahead, the psalmist trusted in Godresistancedespite feeling that his personal strength was waning as the years passed (Psalm 71:9).

I. "Whoever goes to war with his spiritual enemies must not rely on his "strength", but on the strength of the Lord God; not in his own "righteousness", but in the righteousness of his Redeemer. Such a man fights with omnipotence on his side and cannot but win." (Kutak)

D.I will call your righteousness, only yours: The psalmist was only interested in tellingBogrighteousness, not their own or the supposed righteousness of the pagan gods.

andOnly yours: "Human justice does not deserve mention - dirty rags are best hidden; nor is there any righteousness under heaven or in heaven that can be compared to the divine." (Surgeon)

2. (17-18) God's power from youth to old age.

God, you taught me from my youth;
And on this oneAndI declare your wonderful works.
Now and whenIt's meold and gray
God does not leave me
Until I declare your powerTienGeneration,
Your power for allWHOis coming.

A.You have taught me since I was young: The psalmist had the blessed fortune to follow and know God from his youth. It was something that came in handy in his older years, still explaining Godnice works.

And betaughtyouryouthit shows stability and consistency. There is no fluttering from one fad to another, from one controversy to another.

II. "He says, 'God, thou hast taught me from my youth,' implying that God was still teaching him: and so he did. The disciple sought no other school, and the Master cast not his disciple away." (Surgeon)

B.When I am old and gray, O God, do not leave me until I declare Your strength to this generation: He prayed for the constant presence of God so that he couldannouncing Godstrength for the newGeneration.

I. "There is nothing so calculated to keep the hearts of old men young as to help the young, to sympathize with their aspirations, to encourage their efforts and strengthen their courage, to tell stories of God's strength, experiences of His power." (Morgana)

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II. "There is nothing sadder or more beautiful than old age. It is sad when his pessimism cools the passion of youth. It is nice when his testimony awakens visions and inspires the heroism of young people. (Morgana)

iii.All who come: "To all future generations, to whom I will leave a lasting monument to this glorious example of all-sufficiency, which is this Psalm." (Swimming pools)

3. (19-21) Encouraged by God doing great deeds.

And your righteousness, O God,Isvery high,
You who have done great things;
God whoIsand you
Ty,who condemned me to great and painful misfortunes,
Bring me back to life
And bring me from the depths of the earth.
You will increase my size
And he comforts me from all sides.

A.Your righteousness, God, is very high: The psalmist reflected on God's greatness, especially in Himrighteousnesshe was of a different order than the male,very highabout men; and then that God is the one who hasHe has done great thingsbeyond what men can do. Elevationrighteousnessand the power of God led him to ask:O God, who is like You?

andWho is like you"God is alone - who can be like him? He is eternal. He cannot have himforand you can'tAlready; because to infinityunitareTrinityis that eternal, boundless, indivisible, incomprehensible and incoherent, ineffable Being, whosebeingit is hidden from all created intelligences and whoseadviceno creature, not even its own hand, can fathom. WHO IS LIKE YOU! God will forever inspire the awe, wonder, glory and adoration of angels and men." (Clark)

B.You who showed me great and severe trouble, you will bring me back to life: He realized that everything is in God's hands and he was allowed to experience itbig and difficult problemsit was too muchshownGod bless him. The same God could do that toorisehim by bringing himagain from the depths of the earth.

I. "Never doubt God. Never say that He is forsaken or forgotten. Never think that He is unsympathetic. He will speed up again." (Meyer)

C.You will increase my greatness and comfort me from all sides: It was more than a prayer, it was a reliable announcement. Even though he was years older, he still expected God to do itto increasearemaatand continue your workcomfort.

andYou will increase my size: The thing is, the psalmist will see more and more as the years go bygood game(Psalm 71:19). God yes. "The word 'greatness' refers to 'great things' (71:19), i.e. Yahweh's saving acts." (van Gemeren)

4. (22-24) Music of praise.

And I will praise you on the lute -
andYour faithfulness, oh my God!
I will sing to you on the harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
My lips will rejoice when I sing to you,
And you redeemed my soul.
And my tongue will always declare your righteousness;
Because they are ashamed
Because they are ashamed
who seek my evil.

A.I will praise you on the lute… I will sing to you on the harp: The psalmist promised to praise God not only with his voice, but also with musical instruments. It would be a song that praises God for what He has done (your loyalty) and who is he (O Holy One of Israel).

I. The psalmist was concerned about the right celebration of God's person and works. "To celebrate it correctly, with the melody of instruments, voices and feelings, all in perfect harmony, is the duty and joy of the fighting church; which, when applied in this way, gives the greatest resemblance to the triumphal church." (Cutak)

II.O Holy One of Israel: Kidner notes that this title is rare for God other than Isaiah, describing God as "He in whom 'unapproachable light' and covenantal love meet." (child)

B.And my tongue will always speak of your righteousness: It isustaandgoalthey are already given in songs to the glory of God. Now he added the speaking of his tongue to speak of God's languagerighteousness, especially when they saw him triumphing over his enemies (Shame on those who seek my misfortune).

I. “This is justification, not vindictiveness. It will be part of the joy of heaven (door. Revelation 15:3; 18:20).” (child)

(c) 2020 rPermanent wordDavid Guzik's Bible commentary–

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The Enduring Word Bible Commentary Psalm 71? ›

Do not forsake me when my strength fails: The psalmist knew the faithfulness of God through his younger years and now asked that God continue that faithfulness in his old age and as his strength fails. He knew that man's strength diminishes with old age, but God's strength does not.

What is the main message of Psalm 71? ›

Steadfast endurance in one's final years is the theme of Psalm 71. This psalm is the prayer of an anonymous saint, one advanced in years, who trusted God all his life. In old age he sought God's help as he was attacked by enemies. His adversaries saw that his strength was waning and assumed God had abandoned him.

What does daughter of TYRE mean? ›

The queen will be courted by rulers and powerful “people.” The “daughter of Tyre” will bring a “gift” and “the rich…will seek your favour.” “Daughter” here either means a princess from the great trading centre north of Israel or it may be symbolic for the “people of Tyre”.

What does such knowledge is too wonderful for me mean? ›

David was overwhelmed by the Lord's omniscience. Such knowledge lay beyond his comprehension. He said it is "too wonderful," meaning extraordinary or surpassing one's ability to grasp.

What is the prayer for Psalm 71? ›

In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion : but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness, incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

How does Psalm 71 teach us to get ready for age? ›

Psalm 71 is the hymn of an old man. He has many trials and problems and yet he's obviously joyful in the Lord. The psalmist teaches us that God's way to grow old is to develop a walk with Him right now. May the Lord help us grow closer to him as we grow older in years.

What is the sermon on Psalm 71 1? ›

God Is Our Refuge And Strength

When we take time to praise God, fear, doubt and frustration fade. Praising God doesn't mean that our problems aren't serious or that our problems won't go away, but praising God forces us to lift our eyes to God.

What is the symbolism of Tyre? ›

Biblical Names Meaning:

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Tyre is: Strength; rock; sharp.

What is the city of Tyre called today? ›

Tyre (Sour today, Sor in Phoenician, meaning the rock) is the most southern of the Phoenician cities. Located 70 km south of Beirut, it is now at the end of a peninsula, on a rocky promontory, connected to the Lebanese coast by a sandy area.

What is the significance of Tyre? ›

In the 9th century bce colonists from Tyre founded the North African city of Carthage, which later became Rome's principal rival in the West. The town is frequently mentioned in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) as having had close ties with Israel.

What is the meaning of lead me to the rock that is higher than I? ›

The word “overwhelm” means to be buried beneath a huge mass of something. The problems of life could be overwhelming. David talked of his heart being overwhelmed for which he prayed and yearned to be led to the rock that is higher than him.‬

What are the things that are too wonderful for me? ›

Proverbs 30:18-19 American Standard Version (ASV)

There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock; The way of a ship in the midst of the sea; And the way of a man with a maiden.

What does the quote is anything too hard for the Lord mean? ›

And seeing him in his puzzlement God asked, "Is anything too hard for the LORD?" - Genesis 18:14 Later, Jeremiah gives the answer: "There is nothing too hard for thee." So I say to you, God's power is limitless, and thus His promises are providentially secure, therefore, there is no promise too hard for His to keep.

Who is Psalm 71 attributed to? ›

Psalm 71 in the Hebrew text does not have a title, one of four such psalms in the first two books of the Psalter. However, the Greek Septuagint text bears the title: "By David, of the sons of Jonadab and the first ones taken captive".

What is Psalm 71 full? ›

Bible Gateway Psalm 71 :: NIV. In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

What is Psalm 71 7 devotional? ›

Psalms 71:7 in Other Translations

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. 7 I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. 7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. 7 Many gasp in alarm when they see me, but you take me in stride.

What is meant by Psalm 71 verse 21? ›

Surrender and Dependence. Your part is to till the ground and plant good seeds but you need God to make it sprout and bear harvestable fruit. You need to relate with God by surrendering and depending on Him for blessing and direction so that your labour will not be in vain.

What does it mean that God is the rock of ages? ›

(Deut. 32:3), Moses began to ascribe “greatness to our Lord.” The Rock of ages was thus defined as “an unfailing source of strength” for the Lord is everlasting strength (Isaiah 26:4). King David said, the Lord was his rock, his fortress, deliverer, strength, shield, stronghold, and the horn of his salvation (Ps.

What are God's promises for the elderly? ›

God promises to stay by your side from birth until your final days. "I will be your God throughout your lifetime — until your hair is white with age," He says in Isaiah 46:4, adding, "I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you." You are never alone, even when you feel weary or anxious.

What is the Psalm 71 devotional? ›

Psalm 71 seems to be written by someone who was growing frail; the psalmist asks God not to let him “be put to shame” or to forsake him when his strength is gone. At the same time the psalmist also expresses deep confidence and trust in God. Many people journeyed alongside our family as I regained my strength.

What does Psalm 71 1 6 mean? ›

In the context of these passages, this Psalm reminds us that those who orient their lives toward the ways of God and the kingdom of God will face hardships. The good news, however, is that those hardships are not lasting, but the strength of God is: from age to age.

Is Psalm 71 a lament? ›

* [Psalm 71] A lament of an old person (Ps 71:9, 18) whose afflictions are interpreted by enemies as a divine judgment (Ps 71:11).

Why was Jesus in tyre? ›

Perhaps because of rough reception Jesus received from many of the Jews, he retires to the confines of Tyre and Sidon, with the view of pointing out to His Apostles, by this mode of acting, how they were, after His resurrection, to transfer the preaching of the Gospel to the Gentiles, from the Jews.

What does tyre mean in Hebrew? ›

The Hebrew meaning of the name Tyre is: Strength, Rock, Sharp.

What was tyre known for in the Bible? ›

Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

Tyre is listed among an alliance of ten nations that would conspire against God's people. Tyre is mentioned in the Book of Isaiah as being forgotten for 70 years when her "fortress is destroyed" and after which "her profit and her prostitute's wages will be sacred to the Lord."

Why was Tyre and Sidon destroyed in the Bible? ›

Tyre and Sidon were cities against which the prophets of the Old Testament had pronounced God's judgment. Sodom was infamous as the city which, according to the Book of Genesis, God had spectacularly destroyed for its wickedness in the time of Abraham.

What happened to Tyre in the Bible? ›

The siege of Tyre was waged by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon for 13 years from 586 to 573 BC. The siege of Tyre, in Phoenicia, has a significant connection to the Book of Ezekiel where it was mentioned that the city had fallen to Babylonian forces after a years-long siege.

What is Tyre called in USA? ›

Tyre vs.

For British motorists, the rubber wheel-covering is called a tyre – for the Americans it's a tire.

Which country is tyre today? ›

Located on the southern coast of Lebanon, 83 km south of Beirut, the antique town of Tyre was the great Phoenician city that reigned over the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage and according to legend, was the place of the discovery of purple pigment.

What is the myth of tyre? ›

Tyre in Greek Mythology

Tyre was said to be the home of a princess named Europa, who was abducted from her home by Zeus, in the form of a fast-swimming bull, and brought to Crete, where she gave birth to three sons who would become Cretan kings and judges in the Underworld.

When was tyre conquered? ›

The siege of Tyre was orchestrated by Alexander the Great in 332 BC during his campaigns against the Persians.
Siege of Tyre (332 BC)
DateJanuary–July 332 BC
ResultMacedonian victory
Territorial changesMacedonian army captures Tyre
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Why is God called the rock? ›

David, in his near fatalities with death, aptly describes God as the rock of his life over twelve times in the Psalms. Justifiably, David called God his rock because God was his strength, his support, his defence, Who enabled him to subdue his enemies, and gave him victories in battles.

Who is the rock that Jesus was referring to? ›

The rock upon which Jesus would build his church could refer to Peter, since Jesus changed Peter's name to "petros" meaning "rock." This would make Peter the foundation of the church.

What does it mean when Jesus said upon this rock I will build my church? ›

Jesus is saying that though He were rejected by the people, arrested, tried and found innocent and then crucified anyway, it would not stop him from building His church. The Jews did reject Christ and crucify Christ, but He arose, He did build His church.

What are the four things that are wonderful? ›

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

What are the four things too wonderful? ›

[18] There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: [19] The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

What are the wonderful things that God has done? ›

Just look at all the blessings God has given to you personally: clothing, shoes, food, a house, a car, schools, jobs, teachers, a government, family, friends, and much more. All are gifts from the hand of God.

What are the seven things that the Lord hates and Cannot tolerate? ›

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

What is too hard for God to do? ›

Nothing is too hard or difficult for God. The Word of God declares that when you believe God in your situation, all things become possible to him that believes. Mark 9:23 “JESUS said unto him, If thou canst believe, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE to him THAT BELIEVETH”.

What does it's hard for a rich man to enter heaven mean? ›

Jesus was emphasizing on holding on to the things of the world. And it's not only the rich holding on to his or possessions. It could be relationship, work, time or any things shift your focus from eternal things or things of God. You will have to lay aside a lot of things to be able to enter the the kingdom of God.

What is the commentary of Psalm 71 1 13? ›

Commentary on Psalm 71:1-13

He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge.

What is the sermon on Psalm 71 5? ›

God Is Our Refuge And Strength

When we take time to praise God, fear, doubt and frustration fade. Praising God doesn't mean that our problems aren't serious or that our problems won't go away, but praising God forces us to lift our eyes to God.

What is the meaning of Psalm 71 3? ›

Psalm 71:3 (NKJV) God provides us with continual safety. He is a rock and a fortress. The safest place to be, a place that is always available to us. But we must go to Him.

What is Psalms of David 71? ›

In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. 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.

What is Psalm 71 vs 1 to 5? ›

In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.

What is Psalm 71 vs 3 kjv? ›

Psalm 71:3 KJV

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.

What is the reflection of Psalm 71 8? ›

This Verse Reminds Us to Worship God All Day Long

All the day, all day long from the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we lay our heads on our pillows at night. May our mouths just constantly be praising God and may our mouths be filled with his glory all day long.

What is the reflection of Psalm 71 6? ›

Not only has the psalmist leaned upon God from birth, he even confesses that it is God who took him from his mother's womb (verse 6). This realization of complete dependence on God is no doubt one that grew with the psalmist's experience and age.

What is the title of Psalm 71? ›

Psalm 71 is the 71st psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version: "In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion". It has no title in the Hebrew version.

What is the powerful message in Psalms? ›

The book of Psalms is widely viewed as the most popular book of the Bible. The main theme and focus of the Psalms are on God's power and goodness. The author uses poetry to convey thoughts of hope for the future, praise for God as sovereign Creator of all, dependence upon God, and God's faithfulness.

How to explain Psalm 71 21? ›

Surrender and Dependence. Your part is to till the ground and plant good seeds but you need God to make it sprout and bear harvestable fruit. You need to relate with God by surrendering and depending on Him for blessing and direction so that your labour will not be in vain.

What does Psalm 71 vs 20 say? ›

Although trouble, hardships, difficulties come to us in this life, God will be there. Whether those troubles result from choices that we make or things outside of our control, He'll be there. No matter how many times you or I fall or fail, He will be there to lift us up.

What is the most beautiful psalm in the Bible? ›

Psalm 139 gets my vote for being the most beautiful of the psalms in the King James version.

What is the most powerful prayer to God? ›

It is called the "Jesus Prayer", and it consists simply in uttering the single word "Jesus" (or "Lord Jesus", or "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner") in any situation, at any time and place, either aloud or silently.

What is the most important psalm in the Bible? ›

Psalm 23 at number 1 is no surprise, but Psalm 121 was actually only one retweet behind. Most of the Top 10 contain famous and quotable verses. The main surprise is Psalm 138 at Number 3.

What does the Bible say about 70 years old? ›

10: [As for] the days of our years, in them are seventy years; and if [men should be] in strength, eighty years; and the greater part of them would be labor and trouble; for weakness overtakes us, and we shall be chastened.

What is the best prayer for the elderly? ›

Father, we pray that You would soften our hearts to our elderly neighbors—that you would stir us to love them in both word and deed. Spirit, move us toward action, help us to slow down, to take the time to offer care and assistance to our elderly neighbors for whom daily life has become a struggle.

What is an inspirational Bible quote for the elderly? ›

Those that are experiencing illness or pain in their aging process may find strength in the fact that even in old age, God is there. Isaiah 46:4 reads, “And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.”

What is the sermon in Psalm 71 18? ›

18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. There is so much more to be done!

What does it mean God will guard your heart and mind? ›

The Lord means for us to guard our hearts by filtering our emotions, desires, thoughts, and responses through his Word. He is the watchman that protects our souls. And what's his primary means of defense? The sword of Scripture.


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