kjv@Psalms:141:1@ LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
kjv@Psalms:141:2@ Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
kjv@Psalms:141:3@ Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
kjv@Psalms:141:4@ Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
kjv@Psalms:141:5@ Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
kjv@Psalms:141:6@ When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
kjv@Psalms:141:7@ Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
kjv@Psalms:141:8@ But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
kjv@Psalms:141:9@ Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
kjv@Psalms:141:10@ Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
This constant talk about the wicked and of his own travail concerns me. Surely this not just any typical man nor situation nor prayer. The psalmist is being oppressed and surrounded for reasons not common to most of us in our personal daily lives. My concern is that we look at our common worldly difficulties in the light he looks at here, which is an intense spiritual warfare set against him as anointed king of anointed Israel being in the direct and announced blood line of the coming Savior. There may be a similarity to the persecution of the apostles and saints and martyrs, but to having ourselves a bad hair day?
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