A New Song-Psalm 144:9-15

Psalm 144:9-15 “I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword. 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. 12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. 13 Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; 14 our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets. 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.”

Salmo 144:9-15 «O Dio, ti canterò un nuovo cantico; sul saltèrio a dieci corde salmeggerò a te, 10 che dai la vittoria ai re, che liberi il tuo servo Davide dalla spada micidiale. 11 Salvami e liberami dalla mano degli stranieri, la cui bocca dice menzogne e la cui destra giura il falso. 12 I nostri figli, nella loro gioventù, siano come piante novelle che crescono e le nostre figlie come colonne scolpite per adornare un palazzo. 13 I nostri granai siano pieni e forniscano ogni specie di beni. Le nostre greggi moltiplichino a migliaia e a decine di migliaia nelle nostre campagne. 14 Le nostre giovenche siano feconde, e non vi sia breccia, né fuga, né grido nelle nostre piazze.15 Beato il popolo che è in tale stato, beato il popolo il cui Dio è ilSignore.»

     David begins this Psalm by reflecting on a gracious God who reaches down to seemingly insignificant men such as himself and fights for him. Verse 3 says, O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? This phrase is also found in Psalm 8:4. Yet this is the story of the Bible: God intervening in the lives of men to save and rescue them from sin and trouble. David then proceeds by singing a new song of thankgiving; how God will not only save and rescue His own but will also bless their future. Notice the blessings that come to those who put their whole trust in the Lord. First, God delivers. It is written in the present tense so the implication speaks of an ongoing deliverance. Second, our offspring will prosper. This is illustrated as well-nurtured plants and pillars carved to adorn a palace. Third, provisions will be in abundance with produce and meat (“barns will be filled”). Fourth, there will be no broken walls, captivity or loss of possessions. Finally, David gives us an epiphonema (summary comment). His comments are similar to Moses’ words given to Israel prior to his death. In essense, these spiritual and earthly blessings accompany those whose trust and faith in God is true. There are no shortcuts to God’s blessings. Those who trust in the Lord sing a new song.

Pray with me: Lord, I am in awe to think that You would be involved so personally in my life. Help me to truly trust You in every situation so that Your blessings will always follow me.

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