Psalm Chapter 140

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Psalm 140

1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.

Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.

11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

41 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 140

  1. Leave it in the Hands of God He will set it straight.!!!!!!

    12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

    13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    Romans 12:19 NLT Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

    My dad used to tell me that with some people we should not even bother wasting our spit, that God will always defend the victim and set things straight. No retaliation!!!!! Easier said that done but that is what we are called to do and be thankful about it. Thank You Jesus for your righteousness will always prevail!!!!

  2. ILove to eat the Word

    Keep us from the Trap of the Enemy

    5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

    6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

    There are people in life who will set traps for you.

    Yes, I know it’s hard to believe. But those who find it hard to believe are the ones most likely to fall into the trap.

    There are young (and old) men out there young ladies who will tell you ANYTHING you want to hear just to get you to put your guard down…and I say “slap that snake!”

    SEEK GODS FACE AND HUMBLE YOURSELF AND LET GOD REVEAL THE SNAKE FOR WHO HE IS.

  3. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

    God, you are my God.. You are above all gods. In you do I put my trust..

  4. The Lord can and will fight our battles if we will let him, but too often we try to do things in the natural and then wonder why we lose. All battles are fought first in the spiritual and then in the natural with God by our side.

  5. 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
    10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
    The price for the wicked is a dangerous one.. We must strive to be like Jesus, he was never one to gossip or throw stones, never one to judge someone by what he saw. He was holy and everyday we should try to be, think, act, speak, the way he would. The price for the wicked is never a pleasant one and even a fool who keeps his mouth closed is considered wise. If what we think we want to say isn’t something nice to poor about someone and Jesus himself wouldn’t say it then we shouldn’t either..

  6. 7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

    What’s covering you? Is it God almighty in his infinite wisdom, strength, and mercy? Or is your own? In genesis 8:21 the bible declares that mans imagination is wicked from his youth. Without complete submission to God and His ordained order, and taking on the mind of Christ, our covering is wicked and tainted. We need Gods covering!

  7. HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!!
    YES JESUS!!! i GIVE YOU THANKS DADDY!!!
    13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
    ONLY YOU ARE WORTHY!!! HALELUJAH !!! HALELUJAH !!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU DADDY!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! JESUS!!!

  8. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY

    1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
    2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
    3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
    4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    Sin is seductively attractive. This fact is evident from the original birthplace of sin. The pride of man and the deceptive, seductively attractive tree of knowledge of good and evil joined together through Eve and Adam to give birth and entrance to a lifestyle that is enticed and influenced by the acts of sin.

    Sin is defined as a transgression against GOD. Anything that violates HIS Holy nature, anything that generates strife, confusion, fear or self will. We are instructed by the WORD of GOD to:

    1Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

    Even if it LOOKS evil, STOP, GET AWAY, RUN to JESUS. There are some people in life that may be good for someone else, but are not good for me. The appearance “how they appear or how it looks” is not good for HIS witness, which we are.

    When the traits described by the psalmist in verses 1-4 we are wise to flee, run away from them to JESUS. He can save them we cannot, we are to be witnesses. The best way to be a witness is to HONOR, WORSHIP and SERVE the LORD with GLADNESS from a PURE heart.

    My TESTIMONY is my HOPE for ETERNITY. I will protect IT and GUARD IT with all of my being and I begin by CHOOSING MY FRIENDS WISELY. What are they promoting?

    UNITY or division
    RIGHTEOUSNESS or sin
    PEACE or strife
    JOY or sadness
    MERCY or murder
    GRACE or revenge
    OBEDIENCE or mischief
    SUBMISSION or self-will
    KINGDOM OF GOD or kingdom of self

    Evaluate your circle of friends and make wise choices.

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    An Inopportune Time Becomes NOW

  9. 8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

    Matthew 23:12 (KJV)
    And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

    13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    1 Chronicles 16:8,27 (KJV)
    8. Give thanks unto The Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
    27. Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

  10. If we ask God to protect us from evil, then we have to do our part and stay away from it. If you have to “question” whether someone or something is good for you, then it probably isn’t!

    Verses 12-13 MSG “I know that you, God, are on the side of victims, that you care for the rights of the poor. And I know that the righteous personally thank you, that good people are secure in your presence.”

    So grateful this morning that we serve an awesome and faithful God. God heard the prayers of my family and answered a prayer request we had before the Lord. Just want someone to know today, that if you give it to Jesus (whatever the worry or problem may be) and you continue to praise, be faithful; you’ll be secure in his presence!

  11. 2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.

    3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.

    There is poison in the tounge of the gossiper. The imaginations are wicked and will kill the mind of whoever they touch. The gossip is a snare for the righteous. It leads to your mind being in prison, all you can think about is what was said or what else is going on now.
    We have to be aware if the trap that the enemy puts before us and how he will use it to cause division in the church. It’s not brother against brother. It’s Jesus against the devil. Now pick sides!

  12. Prayers against the evil thoughts and imaginations of the wicked are evident in this chapter.

    Lord help me to heap coals of fire of blessings instead of cursing upon those that speak evil again us, and teach me to love my neighbor as myself, regardless of how they treat me.

  13. This chapter illustrates appeal. He cried out to God (Jesus); “Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man”. David was a mighty man, albeit he was aware that all power comes from God, and as such he made his plea. One must obey the Word of God, be wise enough to appeal to God, and too give thanks; “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence”. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  14. A New Song

    12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

    Singing light songs to the heavyhearted is like pouring salt in their wounds. (Proverbs 25:20 MSG)

    Today’s Psalm sings a song of hope, one that gets right down into the mess of life and interjects the gospel into a dark situation.

    7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    The enemy knows if he can overthrow our mind, he can overthrow the rest of us. When we find ourselves down in the trenches of life, one tactic of the enemy is to sing lighthearted songs to weary souls. “Oh well, good Christians never have challenging days, they never experience setbacks, they never stumble and need help… oh how great this perfect Christian life must be!”

    Meanwhile, as veteran Christian soldiers pause to find healing for wounds, a “civilian song” comes floating upon the battlefield to bring discouragement. We in the church are not on a cruise boat, we’re on a battleship. We should not compare ourselves with a standard of leisure but that of victory through the bloody, dirty victory of Calvary. Not every day will be shrapnel and tear gas, but not every day will be nothing but sunshine and butterflies.

    I think sometimes we go down and get stuck because when we hit the ground, we get pulled in by a light song sung by the enemy and we forget where we are. There *is* an enemy that hates us, that wars against our soul and would delight in seeing us suffer and drown in defeat. That precious banner of victory from Calvary is stained with blood, and not the blood of the enemy but the Blood of the Captain of our soul. Contrary to the anti-war song of the enemy, enduring pain, affliction, setbacks, hardships, etc is not a sign of failure (remember, good Christians live in rainbow land…) but is part of the process. The enemy knows this, and wants to deceive us to think it isn’t part of the process but simply an end point of failure.

    “Oh you’re hurt? Well it will never get better, you’re a failed Christian.”

    “Oh you’re tired? Well it will never get better, you’re a failed Christian.”

    “Oh you’re lonely? Well it will never get better, you’re a failed Christian.”

    “Oh you’re scared? Well it will never get better, you’re a failed Christian.”

    “Oh you’re confused? Well it will never get better, you’re a failed Christian.”

    But God sings a different song…

    1 Kings 19:9
    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Elijah ran from Jezebel after slaying the many false prophets. Loneliness, fatigue and even false expectations caught up with him and he started humming along with the enemy’s song, singing his own demise as a failure.

    1 Kings 19:4
    But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree:and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

    “I’ve fallen, Lord. I’ve failed. I tried but things weren’t perfect, I’m not worthy to be called a Christian. I thought I was doing well but now I’ve run like a dog for my life and find myself alone in my hour of frustration. I’m tired and alone, and You might as well just get rid of me now because it’s too late for me.”

    But God’s response:

    1 Kings 19:5-9
    5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.

    6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

    7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.

    8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

    9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

    Elijah, get up! What are you doing trying to die?! The song of the Lord came as a song of hope to Elijah, reaching for him not from some lofty, false ideal but from the reality of God’s victory meeting us in the place of our human infirmities. The enemy tried to steal Elijah’s hope but God had other plans.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

    God sings of brighter days, and of blessing and hope and joy, not to condemn the battle-worn but to encourage us and gives us renewed promises to engage with our faith. He sings not of problem-less Christians but of victory that we would overcome.

    The hymn of the enemy is sung by many, unaware that it is not the song of the Lord. The carnal mind struggles to grasp God’s vision of victory, and so the song of the enemy is a nice substitute that agrees with our carnal perception of our natural eternal reality. But just as Jesus desires to rewrite our destiny that we might have eternal life, so He desires to rewrite our vision of victory available to us. He doesn’t want us to see just some cross on a hill far away, far from our place of difficulty; He wants His victory to be a close reality in our lives.

    Each day the Lord arises with a new song for humanity to sing, will we let Him put that music into our hearts? Will we be converted to an anthem of faith?

    Psalms 40:1-3
    1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

    2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

    3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

    Psalms 118:17
    I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

  15. Lord help me to love as you love. Help me to have compassion and love the ones that have done me wrong.

    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44 KJV

  16. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me. (Psalms 140:4 NLT)

    God just keep me safe and in your arms

  17. David is crying out to the LORD. “Deliver me, Preserve me, Keep me,” from those who have purposed to overthrow me in my doings.

    I think of how many times I have prayed this same prayer to God. LORD, Deliver me, Preserve me, and Keep me from those that try to harm me in my walk with you.”

    Just like David knew that the LORD was his Protector and had covered his head in the day of battle, (vs.7), I know that the LORD is my Protector, and he covers me with his feathers, and I hide under his wings, and I am safe. (Ps. 91:4)

    Thank You Jesus that you Deliver me, Preserve me, Keep me, and Protect me from mine enemies.

  18. 12 I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].
    13 Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face).
    (MSG)

  19. In this scripture, it is very important to remember who is your shield and fortress, the battle is the Lord’s. “The Gates of Hell will not prevail against his Church”. Lord Jesus don’t allow evil to exalt itself against your Church or Children, Amen & Amen.

    4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

    _____________________________________________________
    Let your children always dwell in your Holy Presence Lord God Almighty…and preserve the names written in your book of life, Amen & Amen, In Jesus name.

    13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    “Now”…………………………………

  20. 12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

    13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

  21. I know that this psalm speaks of David and the hardships he endured at the time he was being hunted down by Saul. But I can’t help but think of Mordecai; because he too stood up to the opressing hand of Haman who intended to annihilate the Jews; just as Saul intended to destroy David. As the enemy intends to destroy us: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10). Esther 7 records how she tries to gain the the kings favor or the second time to stop the slaughter of her people, and exposes Haman to be the ‘enemy’. In Haman’s evil plan he intended to hang Mordecai, whom he didn’t know was Esther’s uncle. Instead, the Lord “Let the head of those who surrond me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.” (vs9). So in Esther 7: “9Then Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said, “Haman has set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feeta tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to impale Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination.”“Then impale Haman on it!” the king ordered. 10So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.”

    Prov 28: “10Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.”

  22. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    In all things give thanks. When our enemy talks about us that means we are doing something right. When it seem that the enemy is attacking, give God all the glory and honour. He has already won the battles in our lives for us. We must remember that. God cares for even the sparrow when it falls from the sky. Then how much more will he care for the creation that he made in his own image, and that his spirit lives in.

  23. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    Lord help us to walk in the right way so that we maybe able to dwell in your presence.

  24. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

    7 O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    There are many times that I do not know what to do, say or think… So I turn to the Lord. I cry out to Him, I ask for his opinion and counsel. I want to get to the point that I not only seek Him in the major things or what seems important, but discipline myself to enquire of Him on everything. He will always lead me in a right path and will keep me out of trouble. I want to be able to ask and acknowledge Him in all my ways like the word says that he may direct my path. From the things that I eat to the clothes that I wear. It might sound silly to say a small prayer concerning, Lord what should I wear today? But look of the place and importance that will be given to Him recognizing that you are Lord of all my life, all that i am and all of my things. If I recognize you on everything you will lead me. In complete surrender. That he may keep me from evil, and from dining against Him. Just like David did, I want to enquire of the Lord. He answers all prayers. It is my part to take the time to acknowledge before acting. Lord help me to acknowledge You every time on everything.

  25. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

    My God
    I love how it’s not God or our God but my God. You are the King of kings God of everything and everyone but you are also ” my God”

  26. v7 O GOD the LORD, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
    Thank GOD for my covering! Church growth occurs when all the body is subject to the head. GOD continually nourishes HIS body because of its being knit together . Col.2:19

    “Now ye are the body of CHRIST, and members in particular ” 1 COR.12:27
    Then the body will enjoy the benefits and blessing of being in the body.

    The world should feel the positive impact of believers ( the body ) dwelling together in unity.
    Nothing pleases the LORD more than HIS people to minister or serve one another and evangelize to the world. Reconciling unbelievers to GOD.

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  27. Psalm 140:9-11 As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them. V.10 Let burning coals fall upin them: Let them be cast into the fire Into deep pits, that they rise up not again. Let not an evil speaker be estsblished in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

    Let the harm they plot against me/you recoil on thier head

    Psalm 140:9 leads to Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head , And his violent dealing shall come down

  28. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
    This verse begs God to deliver from the hands of the wicked and to protect from the violent man. These are men whom the writer says has purpsed to overthrow his goings. This verse reminds me of this beautiful scripture that we all should use when we find ourselves in this kind of trouble:
    Psalms 34: 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
    Praise God for deliverance!!

  29. Lord your mercy endureth forever. You give us the opportunity to serve you and do your will. When I let you down you forgive me and when I disobey, you give me the opportunity to redeem myself. Lord you are a merciful god. You bless those that please you. Lord I thank you for all you do and will continue to do.

  30. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    I am so thankful for the protection of my God, pastor and father….

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