Notes: July 14, 2008 – Psalms 57 & 58

Altaschith-destroy not. David did not destroy Saul; and he rejoices that God does not destroy him. For other “altaschith” psalms, see 58, 59 & 75.

In the cave-when we’ve been in the lonely dark, it’s good to be in the light of God’s company.

Psalm 57

  • Condition surrounding (verses 1-6); David’s Prayer.
  • Comfort abounding (verses 7-11); David’s Praise.

Psalm 58

  • Injustice-what a crime (verses 1-5)
  • Justice-what a God (verses 6-8)
  • Judgment-what a relief (verses 9-11)

Meditation Points:

  1. Psalm 58:3. Do you believe that we are born sinful? Without a doubt, God says that we are. Read Romans 3:10-18.
  2. Don’t expect too much from the unsaved. After all, it’s just natural for them to be liars.