Every Preparation Day (Friday before Shabbat) we busy ourselves rushing to ready our homes and meal for Shabbat. We're often so busy that we can lose sight of the purpose and blessings of Shabbat. A couple of years ago I got into the habit of prayerfully reading the Tehillim each day. It has truly blessed my life. Within those songs are strength, comfort, peace, and rejoicing. They are a reminder to us that no matter what is going on in our lives that The Eternal watches over us. I hope that sometime during your busy Preparation Day that you will take some time with the Tehillim. It is with this in mind that I have started this blog, which are insights into each song, posted every Friday morning. Shabbat Shalom!
By In the Shade of the Tent | December 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM EST | No Comments
Tehillim 10 begins with two questions - Why YHWH do you stand aloof? Why do you conceal yourself during times of distress? We all feel this way at times. Even though in our hearts we know it is not true. He has promised never to leave or forsake us. Man may fail us but our Elohim is not a man. Yes, the wicked will attack us. If you read Scripture we are not alone. The wicked believe that they can do whatever they want because they are convinced there is no God, therefore, no Divine Judge. (vs. 4) He does however, observe their mischief (vs.14). The helpless, the orphan, the humble, and the downtrodden he will defend. (vs. 15-17).
In ancient times when one had a grievance they went before the king who was considered wise and would render judgment. These were but mere men. How much more so will we be vindicated and righteous judgment rendered because we worship and serve the King of Kings! YHWH is King, forever and and ever. (vs. 16)
The Eternal will guide our hearts and will attend our cause. Do not allow yourself to be terrified of your circumstance, or of those who would harm you, for YHWH does see our plight and He is our champion. (vs.18)
Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.