Reprobate Mind - This sums up what our mind is attempting to do. It brings the glory of God down to improve it's outlook upon itself. It seeks to deceive its own self. Peter put it as "the corruption that is in the world through lust kjv@2Peter:1:4".
Why art thou cast down, o my soul? Enemies, whisperers, even a friend are conspiring against David because of His insistence/devotion on God. He has his sin, he has his turmoil but, he has his hope and he has his prayer. He has seen God's hand before and he waits for it again. He hungers and thirsts in a truly spiritual way, a deliverance that only his God can perform.
The opposition David is facing is something we might not ever understand nor have to share. We have our moments with others, our uncomfortableness, our feelings of displacement because of our faith. Sometimes they oppose us. Sometimes they oppress us or more. David, in his position as king of Israel however, is in the center of a frantic spiritual battle that will determine the prophetic fulfillment of God's messianic promise.
This chapter is a hard read. It is like two extremes: praise and near accusation. Given the history of Israel it is hard to see a time when they stood blameless in the Lord, but, it may well be at this time they did stand perfect and still God had sore broken them. I am sure that God would have His just reasons. Perhaps it's something He was doing towards Israel's enemies or something wrong they had done recently but not currently (but I think that He would tell them so). It would be difficult however in most situations to be so bold as to say that anybody or any nation at any time ever had a time when they were without fault.
Just as in 45 we are seeing prophetically into the coming Kingdom, a river with it tributaries lined with tabernacles of God, a world cleansed of wars and heathen nations, desolations of the past observable as reminders.
Can you redeem your brother? The question is important. You might think that you can save yourself by your own good works. That may be all that you wish to think about. Well what about that brother? What about that man on the street? What about that sister that has made a series of bad choices? Are your good works going to save them? Redeem them from the grave? Or is your religion just about you?
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