Psalms – Chapter 6: For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.

After a few chapters in 2 Samuel in which we see David officially become king of the Israelites, we now move back to Psalms for a few chapters, starting with Psalms 6.

“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.” – Psalms 6:2

David is literally a king with riches upon riches.  He has multiple wives and concubines.  Yet he is faint and his bones are in agony?  Quit whining and hire a freaking doctor!

“Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” – Psalms 6:4

The same unfailing love that murders children and babies and rapes women.

“All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.” – Psalms 6:10

And by “put to shame” David really means they’ll be brutally murdered.

Psalms 6 is not all that different from all other chapters in Psalms, except David is super whiny in this chapter.  Crying is fine and the world would be a better place if people accepted they have emotions and understand crying is okay.  David, however, takes it way too far.  This guy is rich.  He’s a king.  He has everything he needs, yet he cries to God for more.  Not all Christians are like this, but many are.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 8: For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.


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