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September 7, 2021 8:44 am
In this verse it asks God to rebuke the proud - is that possibly me?
Hidden treasures of the hundred and 19. Join us taking this deep dive mining with David in the hundred and 19th Psalm lifting up and showing different aspects of the letter Gimbel and this one is a really different aspect and we talked about thus far.
So the language changes dramatically and the tone so verse 21 reads in the King James version, thou hast rebuked the proud, that are cursed, which do air from thy commandments, you know, we come from this whole idea of bounty and and the rich man running after the poor man, and now we find the other aspect of the letter Gimbel which unfortunately when you put God in any of these letters you you get the good side of the letter but each of these letters also represents the evil side or you know what we do without God, you know, the godless side of bad and when you take the Gimbel without God, what you did is pride and and so here. King David takes a real shift and it looks like he's praying and I would agree he is praying that God would rebuke the proud, that are cursed and that idea of first would be that God is turned their back on them right because God is like man I can't watch this. This is going to be bad.
If you love somebody, it's hard to watch and get in all kinds of trouble and that's where pride leads especially this kind of pride gives us a little different kind of pride then you know the pride cometh before a fall. This is more of a presumptive type of pride now are the big questions of this particular verse is is King David talking about people other than himself or is he talking about himself and when you study the Jewish sages. They are talking about the people that are no anti-somatic and and that David is speaking against his enemies here. Well, I don't necessarily see it that way at all, especially when he would see how the next verse connects to what I meant to say here. We talk about verse 22 tomorrow but I just want to think about it for midnight. You know, do I want God to rebuke me when I'm proud and King David certainly had those issues right I mean unfortunately he was presumptive when he numbered the people he was presumptive with Bathsheba.
No doubt you know there's some stuff that that really he was rebuked for at and so here is interesting a call now.
The call is for God to rebuke the proud, that are cursed and then I love the end of the of the way that he says that which do air but actually if I were to translate that I would say that those who ravish your mitzvah's. In other words you know when people are so arrogant that they think that they know what they're doing and we just take it as an example because Bible is a book of examples, not exceptions, and so an example is King David thought he knew how to move that the ark of the testimony right him. He made a presumption that I know how to do this and it ended up costing those his life working.
David thought he knew how to number the fighting men in Israel and then ended up definite curse. I mean how cursed was that and and so when you look at these things. You got all my goodness, how easy do I ravish God's commandments.
When I leave him out of the equation and if he is dealing with me bountifully. Then I tend to get puffed up. I must be special must be something if he is teaching me all the stuff and believe me I go there constantly and so and I love I love thinking about where does this verse really want me to land what is where does God want me to land on this first think it has to do. I personally don't think it has to do with asking God to rebuke other proud people as much as it has to do with asking God right to rebuke me to get me on the right path.
I mean if if he doesn't write BBB rebuked those he loves, and so you know I really feel like in my heart of hearts that when I go ravishing those commandments even in teaching the word. Sometimes I I am badly get proud because he has dealt bountifully with me and then I make assumptions I make presumptions and and I really feel like this is at the heart of where King David is going in the Gimbel section here is we talked about the great parts of the mall. We got a bill in this part right and we gotta get the air out of our windbag somehow and so I think that again rather than leaning our own understanding on how to do that. Why not ask God. God help me get the air out of my windbag. And what a beautiful thing to think about his breakthrough verse on the hundred 19th Psalm.
I think definitely