Psalm Chapters 120 & 140 – Chronological

Psalm 120

 

In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

 

Psalm 140

 

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.

 

75 thoughts on “Psalm Chapters 120 & 140 – Chronological

  1. “My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭120:6-7-KJV

    “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.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭140:3-4-KJV

  2. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

    3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

    4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

    5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

    6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

    7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
    Psalm 120 kjv

    This is about the same time as psalm 52. For David is telling of the malicious tongues and word that have been spoken of him. We find that this time in David’s life, they could have been some trying times when he was forced from his home and running for his life. Many snares of the enemy especially those that are spoken about us. Whether true or not we must not
    Lose faith in God and we have to push toward the mark of a higher calling.

    We can not lose faith in our ability to trust God through every circumstance and every trial. We must not allow the arrows of the enemy to vex our souls. The peace of God is promised to those that trust him. I am reminded this morning that if God be for us then who can be against us. I am reminded of this old gym that gives us much hope:

    As I journey through the land singing as I go,
    pointing souls to Calvary to the crimson flow,
    many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
    but my Lord leads me on, through him I must win.

    Refrain:
    O I want to see him, look upon his face,
    there to sing forever of his saving grace;
    on the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
    cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

    2 When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
    but I’ll cling more close to him, he will give me light;
    Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my thoughts aside;
    but my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide. [Refrain]

    3 When in valleys low I look toward the mountain height,
    and behold my Saviour there, leading in the fight,
    with a tender hand outstretched toward the valley low,
    guiding me I can see, as I onward go. [Refrain]

    4 When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
    then my Lord directs my bark; he doth safely keep,
    and he leads me gently on through this world below;
    he’s a real friend to me, O I love him so.

    Live Jesus to give jesus.

  3. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    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.

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

    “This is how I fight my battles …. It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You”

    It’s hard to sit back while looking at others and their walk with God but our place is to keep our eyes on God and focus on keeping our paths clear from junk.

  4. Verses 4-7 CEV “Protect me, Lord, from cruel and brutal enemies, who want to destroy me. Those proud people have hidden traps and nets to catch me as I walk. You, Lord, are my God! Please listen to my prayer. You have the power to save me, and you keep me safe in every battle.” Unfortunately, not all who befriend or surround you have your best interest at heart. We must remain faithful, praise the Lord our God and continue to seek peace as he will protect us. Genesis 50:20 AMP “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day]. Jeremiah 29:11 AMP says “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

  5. Psalm 120:6-7 [ amp] My life has too long had its dwelling with him who hates peace.
    [7] I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
    Matt 5: 9 [ amp] Blessed ( enjoying , enviable ,
    happiness, spiritually prosperous with life – joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!
    For me I choose peace! Not war! Peace will destroy satan! Praise God for he is good.

  6. 13. Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence. NLT

    Righteous people praise His Name – if they’re not praising, or are praising someone/something else, beware of their influence on your life. Stay in His presence and let His Spirit guide you.

    In Your presence
    In Your presence
    I find all I’ll ever need
    Sitting at Your feet
    In Your presence
    In Your presence
    No place I’d rather be

  7. “Come and save me, Lord , from deceitful liars!” What punishment is fitting for you deceitful liars? Your reward should be sharp and flaming arrows!
    Psalms 120:2‭-‬4 CEV

    It doesn’t matter what the enemy is saying/bringing against you, your spouse or even your children. Stay prayerful, continue seeking GOD in all things. He is always faithful and just!

    The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
    Proverbs 18:10 KJV

    Love your enemies, pray for your enemies!!

    Even unconventional love is challenged. I’m thankful the LORD never have up on me❤

  8. 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.

    God will always keep and protect His people. He will always desire to bless the faithful. So surely as a result we’ll praise Him… right? It sounds like a given. Let’s not forget the goodness of the Lord and all He’s done for us.

  9. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
    2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

    No matter what we do will never be able to stop people from talking about us, no matter how hard we try or integrity we have there’s always going to be some naysayer that will speak against us. The quicker we are able to let that go the more sense of peace we can have. I relate to David more than any other biblical character because he was always doing his best save a few moments in his life, but whenever he was at his lowest it was whenever he was doing the absolute best he could do and yet people continue to lie in the plot against him. And yet his faith and God just continue to increase and not be deterred.

  10. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus

    Check out this scripture in the e-sword version.

    Psa 120:1 A Song H7892  of degrees. H4609  In my distress H6869  I cried H7121  unto H413  the LORD, H3068  and he heard H6030  me.

    The numbers after the words are the Strongs Concordance reference numbers. Notice the subtitle. (Some King James Bibles have subtitles and some don’t) “A Song of degrees”. Then after degrees it has the number H4609. So you look up #4609 in the Strongs Hebrew dictionary and you get the following:

    H4609 (Strong)
    מַעֲלָה
    ma‛ălâh
    mah-al-aw’
    Feminine of H4608; elevation, that is, the act (literally a journey to a higher place, figuratively a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally a step or grade mark, figuratively a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms): – things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.

    Total KJV occurrences: 46

    I find it very interesting that these Psalms start in the pit and end on the mountain top. Well, that’s why they are labeled Psalms of degrees. WOW.

    Got the following from the internet
    Song of Ascents is a title given to fifteen of the Psalms, 120–134 (119–133 in the Septuagint and the Vulgate), each starting with the superscription Shir Hama’aloth (Hebrew: שִׁיר המַעֲלוֹת‎, meaning “Song of the Ascents”). They are also variously called Gradual Psalms, Songs of Degrees, Songs of Steps or Pilgrim Songs.

    Four of them (Psalms 122, 124, 131, and 133) are linked in their ascriptions to David, and one (127) to Solomon. Three of them (Psalms 131, 133, and 134) have only three verses.[1] The longest is Psalm 132 (18 verses).

    Many scholars believe the title indicates that these psalms were sung by worshippers as they ascended the road to Jerusalem to attend the three pilgrim festivals [2] (Deuteronomy 16:16). Others think they were sung by the Levite singers as they ascended the fifteen steps to minister at the Temple in Jerusalem.[3] One view says the Levites first sang the Songs at the dedication of Solomon’s temple during the night of the fifteenth of Tishri 959 BC.[4] Another study suggests that they were composed for a celebration after Nehemiah’s rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls in 445 BC.[5] Others consider that they may originally have been individual poems which were later collected together and given the title linking them to pilgrimage after the Babylonian captivity.[2]

    They were well suited for being sung by their poetic form and the sentiments they express. “They are characterized by brevity, by a key-word, by epanaphora [i.e., repetition], and by their epigrammatic style…. More than half of them are cheerful, and all of them hopeful.”[6] As a collection, they contain a number of repeated formulaic phrases, as well as an emphasis on Zion.[7]

  11. 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;

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

    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.

    Cry out to the Lord to be delivered from harm. Believe and trust that he will keep you safe. Praise him and give thanks no matter what the situation.

  12. 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.

    Rescue

    You are not hidden
    There’s never been a moment
    You were forgotten
    You are not hopeless
    Though you have been broken
    Your innocence stolen
    I hear you whisper underneath your breath
    I hear your SOS, your SOS
    I will send out an army to find you
    In the middle of the darkest night
    It’s true, I will rescue you
    There is no distance
    That cannot be covered
    Over and over
    You’re not defenseless
    I’ll be your shelter
    I’ll be your armor
    I hear you whisper underneath your breath
    I hear your SOS, your SOS
    I will send out an army to find you
    In the middle of the darkest night
    It’s true, I will rescue you
    I will never stop marching to reach you
    In the middle of the hardest fight
    It’s true, I will rescue you
    I hear the whisper underneath your breath
    I hear you whisper, you have nothing left
    I will send out an army to find you
    In the middle of the darkest night
    It’s true, I will rescue you
    I will never stop marching to reach you
    In the middle of the hardest fight
    It’s true, I will rescue you
    Oh, I will rescue you

  13. Psalm 120 :1
    In my distress and cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    As he heard Jonah He will hear us in our distress.

    Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

    No matter where your at in your life, God hears you.

    Psalm 140:6,7 I said to 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.

    As David did, turn to God with your petitions and your supplications and be confident He hears.

  14. Proverb 18: 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

    James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

    Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

    Proverbs 21:23 – Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles

    James 1:26 – If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion [is] vain

    Matthew 12:36 – But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment

    There are so many verses in the Bible warning you about your tongue. The most powerful member of your body. May be that’s why the Holy Ghost proof is the control of it. God comes and uses the most unruly member of your body to give you that heavenly language. How horrible it is to have such a beautiful experience but lose it because one can’t control the tongue. The verse that really struck my heart was Matt 12:36 every single idle word will be judged in the day of judgement. So gossipers next aware every criticism, every exaggeration, every none intended ill word you say will be judge. How about the hearers well I don’t know but in my opinion is just as bad for Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    But so does error so pay attention to what you are listening to.

    My advice use your name rods for the edification of your brothers and sisters. Speak love and hang up on the gossipers when you feel something negative trying to come out of your mouth bite your tongue literally that will put a bridle in your mouth and give you enough time to think the words that are about to come out, exaggeration may be, but remember you will be judge for ever idle word that comes out so better safe than sorry.
    Thank you Jesus for your blessings and Thank you for the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

  15. What Psalm 120 means
    The *LORD has given help to the *psalmist (verse 1), so he prays for help again (verse 2). The *psalmist wrote the psalm. Lies are words that are not true. A false *tongue tells lies. The *tongue is the part of our mouth that talks. And it tastes things. Verse 4 tells us that God will *punish (or hurt because they did wrong) some people. They are the people that live near the *psalmist. Arrows are sharp sticks that a bow shoots. Mesech and Kedar were places where bad people lived. A tent is a small house that people make out of animal skins. People could move it easily. The *psalmist wanted to live in *peace. *Peace is when there is no war. But the people of Mesech and Kedar wanted war!
    The word *LORD is a special Bible word. It is one of God’s many names. It is his *covenant name. A *covenant is when two people (or groups of people) agree. Here, God agreed to love his people and to send them help. His people agreed to love and obey God. *LORD is “Yahweh” in Hebrew. Hebrew is the language that the *psalmist spoke. There is another word “*Lord”. This means “master” or “someone with authority”. Often it is a name for God, but not in this psalm.
    Something to do
    1. Some people want *peace. But they have to live in places where most people want war. Pray for those people.
    2. Pray for the *peace that Jesus gives. You can have this *peace even in war!

  16. 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man
    Deliver me from Killing.
    1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me
    Jesus answer his prayer.

  17. Matthew 10:16 KJV
    [16] Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

    Psalm 120:6 KJV
    [6] My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

    Psalm 140:7 KJV
    [7] O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

    2 Kings 4:35 KJV
    [35] Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

  18. Jesus is the God of Justice ,. He loves unconditionally , his Mercy , Grace is what I seek .. I speak of Peace and truth , I love and continue to strive for his righteousness. First the kingdom of God in this world of deception and lies .

    I took my troubles to the Lord ; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. Rescue me, O Lord , from liars and from all deceitful people. O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment? You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals. How I suffer in far-off Meshech. It pains me to live in distant Kedar. I am tired of living among people who hate peace. I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!
    Psalms 120:1‭-‬7

    Irepent
    Ipray
    Ipraise
    Iworship
    Iseek
    Igo
    Injesusname

  19. 120:7 I am for peace, but when I speak
    Thee are for war.
    ——
    There is another verse that says: follow peace..
    Peace, peace sweet peace.
    I am fo it. In Jesus name I will follow peace, I WILL keep
    That peace that my Lord gave me.
    The Lord will contend with those who start things….
    ————-
    140:13 surely the righteous shall give thanks
    Unto thy name: upright shall dwell in thy presence.
    —-
    In the midst of all these, regardless of any circumstance
    👉 surely the righteous shall give thanks unto the Lord.
    Hallelujah 🙌🙌🙌.
    And exalt his holy name.

  20. Psalms 120

    I am for peace;
    but when I speak, they are for war.

    What will he do to you,
    and what more besides,
    you deceitful tongue?

    Psalms 140
    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.

    The power of the tongue. It can bring peace or it can create a chaos of a battle where no one ever wins. .
    There will be relationships restored and destroyed because of the tongue. . This battle is one that continues to rage and I believe that the scripture that says cover my head in the day of battle precisely gives us instruction. Keeping our minds covered by the Word of God . People are going to talk and people are going to listen . Words do hurt words do destroy
    but we have a God of peace with a Book filled with Words of Life. The next time words are being thrown at you whether from painful memories or in a current situation take a moment to reflect on what The Book says God has covered our head . Thank you Lord . Your Words are Life let my words be chosen wisely so that I too will build up and not tear down . In Jesus name.

  21. I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. (‭Psalms‬ ‭120‬:‭1‬ NLT)

    So thankful for a faithful God. He has eyes that see all. Ears that’s are not heavy and hands that are never too short. He is alive!! And Almighty God!!

    “Behold, the LORD ’ S hand is not so short That it cannot save, Nor His ear so impaired That it cannot hear. But your wickedness has separated you from your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:1-2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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

    Surely the righteous shall give thanks… Surely! It all comes down to kindness. As humans we all give a simple thank you when someone does something for us or we should. I know that my words can never match the love and kindness of God because He has been so good to me. Yet, I can’t help but try. Try everyday to express my love and thankfulness. Thanking Him through my obedience, my words, and actions. This will keep me mindful enough to be a true worshiper and “…worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” He inhabits the praise of Israel so He dwells there. When we understand this concept we see this scripture in a new light. As long as I am giving Him thanksgiving and praise I am drawn into His presence. I am able to dwell there. So, it doesn’t matter that earthly words cannot express how good God is, now I am seated in “heavenly places” showing Him how good He is.

  23. I Love To Worship The Lord
    vs-1
    In my troubles I plead with God to help me and he did
    There has been many times God has pulled me out of trouble i belive after last nights sermon and able to come back to church there or going to be many blessons and healings and God is going to ad to the church

  24. god is so wounderful that he can help us a show us the light

    it is not pastors choes to choose what we do it is are foult

  25. We have heard sermon after sermon and read tons of God’s word about how dangerous and hurtful the tongue is. What stands out most to me is no amount of words or apologies or nice words can fix it if you lash out at friend or enemy . Well forgive and forget is what we are taught, the forgiveness we can do but 90% of the time the brain does not forget and the emotions are damaged, sad part is this might have been your best friend.

  26. God will forgive us if we need to be forgiven because he loves us we just have to try not to do it again because then he will strike us down

  27. 5The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

    Even though your enemies may come against you, God gives us the strength to endure. He helps us through our problems and gives us the knowledge we need in case we come to a situation like that again. I’m thankful for a God who cares. A God who will never let us down. Our God is awesome!

  28. O Lord , rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent, those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long. Their tongues sting like a snake; the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude O Lord , keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me. The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude I said to the Lord , “You are my God!” Listen, O Lord , to my cries for mercy! O Sovereign Lord , the strong one who rescued me, you protected me on the day of battle. Lord , do not let evil people have their way. Do not let their evil schemes succeed, or they will become proud. Interlude
    Psalms 140:1‭-‬8 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/psa.140.1-8.NLT

    Thank you Jesus for taking is away from the evil.💜

  29. I learned that David wanted to get away from the lying lips that’s a great question what are the lying lips ? The lying lips are you can’t always lie these are the people you can’t lie to Jesus your parents and people in our family you can’t always lie.

  30. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    No matter what we may be going through, God hears our faintest cry. He will answer in his timing or as the song goes, he will answer by and by. It does rain on the just and the unjust as Pastor mentioned Sunday, so life still has it’s ups and downs, but we have an advocate -our God- who hears and answers.

  31. “O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked. Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me. The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way.
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭140:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    They hoped to make David trip over a series of hidden snares and cords and nets and traps, many of which we expressed in their poisonous words . David was not blind to the traps, but he had not lost hope in God’s help.
    Let’s not fall for Satans traps. Stay in the word and prayed up,so we know when he is setting his trap for us to fell.

  32. Psalms 140

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

    One of gods promises is he will always be with you no matter where you are in your life. Trust the Lord at all times he is there with you.

  33. it is easy to be distracted from our walk with god some of us don’t even realize this so we must be care full with what we do or see

  34. “In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.”
    Psalms 120:1

    “O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭140:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    It’s alright to cry HEEEEEELP to God. We’re human, we may get distressed, frustrated, and perturbed, however, we don’t have to wallow in our feelings for God is with us. We’ve established that He is our strength, He is our strong tower, and that He hears our cries and sees what we go through. Although David was getting fed up with his situation and those around Him, he always praised Him.

    I thank God for being a faithful God! I pray we remember that despite what we are going through God is always fighting for us!

    God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness
    Lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken
    In the name of Jesus, enemy is defeated
    And we will shout it out, shout it out

  35. 4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

    This verse is described in many commentaries as words that are spoken that are meant to harm, like arrows being shot to bring pain. Coals of juniper are a type of coal that burns a very long time. It may look on the outside like the fire has gone out but the coal is still burning on the inside.

    The old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is not a truthful statement. The words we say leave lasting impressions, planting seeds in the lives of people that if unattended can grow up and destroy confidence, credibility etc. This is why it is so important to talk about the goodness of God, whatsoever things are true, right, just and of good report. Let those negative things you would say be purged from your spirit before you utter them, so that you don’t say things that are shot like arrows into the lives of other people, and do far more damage than what you intended them to.

    Proverbs 18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

  36. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    IN TIMES OF DISTRESS

    Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    I do not understand all the ways of man. Why is that we prefer to reach out to every possible resource before we have cried unto the LORD. I believe we are all guilty or at least tempted in one situation or another to cry for attention rather than to cry for help.

    The cry for attention simply brings pity toward me, but the cry for help brings responsibility toward me and that means action on my part. If it is pity that I seek that makes me the recipient of attention, however if it is help that I desire, then I am actively searching for an exit of the dilemma, situation or problem.

    JESUS is that EXIT.

    BUT

    I must pray and search the scriptures for directions, this is where the cry for help comes from. Therefore I must choose if I seek PITY or HELP.

    Lets look at the verse.

    The words

    Distress – H06869 – tsarah – tightness, adversity, affliction, anguish, tribulation, trouble.

    Cried – H07121 – qara – to call out, to utter a loud sound, to summon or invite

    We learn from the Psalmist that our greatest opportunity for Supernatural assistance is to Cry unto the LORD in times of trouble.

    David even gives us an example of what to say and how to say it:

    Psalm 140:6 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.
    8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

    The BIBLE in chronological order reveals these 2 Psalms in timely order. Therefore It is natural to believer that the (cry) prayer in Psalm 140 is the example of the reference in Psalm 120. The Psalmist says “I cried unto the LORD” and he didn’t leave us hanging on what he said, but we find it in Psalm 140.

    But notice is verses 6-8 the cry of David first edifies the power of GOD and HIS ability to deliver DAVID from this trouble. Point being, we should begin with a brag on GOD rather than a simple complaint to GOD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  37. 13 Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence.

    Continue to live a righteous life on a daily basis, and God will protect you, and rescue you from the enemy. Praise his name at all times and give him thanks. You can depend on God with anything.

    • 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.

       

      The Lord that answers prayer. Who do you reach out to when you first need help? Who do you cry for help to? The Lord answers the prayers of his children.

  38. 1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.

    2 Save me, Lord , from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

    Psalms 120:1‭-‬2 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.120.1-2.NIV

    6 I say to the Lord , “You are my God.” Hear, Lord , my cry for mercy.

    7 Sovereign Lord , my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.

    8 Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord ; do not let their plans succeed.

    Psalms 140:6‭-‬8 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.140.6-8.NIV

    We should call out to him and ask him lead us in the right path, to not fall into the wrong hands. To deliver us from evil to protect us from people’s wickedness, from the enemy trying to win us over. We need to reach out to God always not only because something bad is happening but, always reach out to him for his Deliverance, love, mercy, peace,Ect- for everything reach out to Him cry out to Him!
    Because you never know when it will be to late call out to Him!!
    LIVE GIVE JESUS!

  39. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.

    It states again when you call on God he will hear your voice and do your needs

  40. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    The reward of living a holy and righteous life is getting to dwell in His presence!

  41. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

    It is so sad that in today’s world the truth is the hardest thing find, so many people today would rather lie to for their benefit than to tell you the truth but there are places that you can go to and receive life giving truth such as god’s word and the church. in today’s world people need to hear the truth more than ever, and it should always be our mission to tell them the truth and saved them than to tickle their ears and loose them for eternity: that needs to be our goal more than ever.

  42. 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.

  43. “In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.” Psalm 120:1
    We usually remember to cry out to God when under pressure, but we all know that He is available all the time. Only those who don’t know don’t seek God when they’re in trouble. The word teaches us to remember to seek Him in the good times and bad times. Seeking God through daily quiet times has been the practice of many followers and believers. But really why is it so helpful to seek God? …….. Because when we make the effort to always seek daily quiet time with the Lord and read His word it, keeps us from making wrong choices and doing evil.

    “O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.” Psalm 140:7
    David says hear that God covered his head. I feel that he meant that God protected his life. If we think about it the head is one of the most unguarded parts of the body that is usually most exposed to the most fatal injuries, and no soldier would ever consider going into battle without a helmet for protection. With a helmet any solider could fight with a certain amount of confidence knowing that he is protected. And I believe that this is specifically what David was talking about…..Knowing that his head was covered gave David the assurance of salvation and, confidence in God that he needed. This is what putting on a spiritual helmet of salvation does for believers today, it gives us all the confidence to go forward in the battle, knowing and trusting that our God has us covered. Thank you Lord for providing the essential protection our souls need.

  44. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
    2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
    3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

    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.

    In both of these passages it shows prayer for very similar situations. One prayer is to deliver and save from “lying lips” and “deceitful tongue” of people and the latter is prayer to deliver and save against the evil/violent man with a “sharpened tongue”. As both of these passages pray for deliverance from a harmful tongue it goes to show the distraction and hurt that a tongue can cause. Our words can do good or evil; it is all up to us and how we decide to use that tongue. Let both of these passages be our prayer today and from now on. Urging us to do better as humans, as Christians, and as Apostolics. Nothing should utter out of our mouths to tear another person down and yet at the same time we should be on guard for our own well beings. Today let’s choose to do as Christ would have done and what He would have spoken.

  45. Psalms 140:6-7 (CEV)
    6) You, Lord, are my God! Please listen to my prayer.
    7) You have the power to save me, and to keep me safe in every battle.

    “YOU, LORD, Are My GOD!!”
    YOU alone, have the Power to Save us.
    YOU alone, will keep us Safe in every battle we face.

  46. Psalms 120:1 in my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
    “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me” (Psalm 50:15).
    “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).
    “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17).
    “When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me” (Psalm 56:9).

    A cry of deep distress: zaaq(Hebrew)
    God “didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry [zaaq] by the Red sea . . . and . . . didst divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land” (Nehemiah 9:9–11).

    To cry out for help: tsaaq(Hebrew)
    When the Israelites could not find fresh water in the wilderness, Moses “cried [tsaaq] unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet” (Exodus 15:25).

    To call with a loud sound: qara(Hebrew)
    “Jabez called [qara] on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed . . . . And God granted him that which he requested” (I Chronicles 4:10).

    To shout a war cry: ruwa(Hebrew)
    “Then the men of Judah gave a shout [ruwa]: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel” (II Chronicles 13:15).

    A cry for help: shavah(Hebrew)
    “He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry [shavah], and will save them” (Psalm 145:19).

    A cry of deep distress: tsaaqah(Hebrew)
    “. . . He forgetteth not the cry [tsaaqah] of the humble” (Psalm 9:12).

    To cry out: krazo(Greek)
    When the Apostle Peter walked out on the water at the invitation of Jesus, Peter was “afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried [krazo], saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him” (Matthew 14:30–31).

    To implore with strong voice: boao(Greek)
    A blind man in Jericho heard that Jesus was passing near him. “And he cried [boao], saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. . . . And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee” (Luke 18:38–42)

    An Invitation From the Living God
    Psalm 50:15 declares this Word from the Lord: “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee.” As children of the living God, our heavenly Father appeals to us to cry out to Him for deliverance. Let us be quick to cry out to Him with humility, sincerity, and faith. God “will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them” (Psalm 145:19

    Psalms 140:7
    O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
    O God the Lord … – literally, “Yahweh, Lord, the strength of my salvation” The word rendered “God,” in the original, is יהוה Yahweh. The address is to Yahweh as the Lord; that is, as the supreme Ruler – who presides over all things
    In the day of battle.—Literally, in the day of arms, i.e., when he was arming for fight. God covered the warrior’s head, i.e., provided the “helmet of salvation” (Isaiah 59:17)
    The helmet of salvation is another part of the armor of God that Paul discusses in Ephesians 6. In the Roman army, the helmet served as protection for the head. It was a vital piece of the armor, as an attack to the head could result in instant death.

  47. “In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭120:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Thankful that I have a savior who cares so much about me that even at my lowest of my lows he will still reach down and pick me up. All I have to do is call upon his name. Prayer does change things!

    “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  48. ‘I am tired of living among people who hate peace. I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!’
    Psalms 120:6-7

    Reminds me of the saying we all know “you can talk the talk but can you walk the walk”. There are going to be time when our words are required to put into action. If we continue to speak Peace, and others around us are causing disunity and chaos, you will have to take the action to remove the chaos.

  49. 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.
    8 Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

    Cry out to the Lord call out to him to keep you safe in his loving hands and lead you to his path. The Lord hears each one of us he is always there right next to us listening telling you you will get through anything. Call out to the Lord to protect us from our enemies deliver us from the evil! Everyday the Lord is helping you fight your battles since day one, the one who keeps us strong. O’Lord i praise and worship you everyday! Thank you for loving us and protecting us.

  50. Psalms 120:1 “In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.”

    If you have a good relationship with our Lord, He WILL answer you. I have had many times when Jesus answered me! This is the reason I am in the job I have now. God is so awesome and I feel bad for those that don’t have the Lord. I see why Pastor Watts wants everyone to be saved and have this wonderful opportunity. Thank you so much POFW for all you do and all the people you have saved!

  51. I am tired of living among people who hate peace. I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!
    Psalms 120:6‭-‬7 NLT
    O Lord , rescue me from evil people. Protect me from those who are violent, those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.
    Psalms 140:1‭-‬2 NLT

    Sometimes the company we are with is not the Right one. If they chose to do evil then more than likely we will also chose the same thing.
    That’s why we need a relationship with Him. He is not only the best company to have but He is always the one we can go to for help.

  52. “Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭140:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This Scripture means that, people who live righteously for God will live in His Presence

  53. Your tongue and lips have power that is why we pray and worship him the way we do don’t use your mouth and tongue for wickedness

  54. 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.

     

    The Lord that answers prayer. Who do you reach out to when you first need help? Who do you cry for help to? The Lord answers the prayers of his children.

  55. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
    Psalms 120:1

    Crying out to the Lord in distressed moments is ok to do. It states in this scripture that God will hear us. David cried out to God, and God heard him and delivered him from harm. So yes let us cry out to the Lord in our most distress moments for He will hear us and deliver us.

    1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
    Psalms 140:1

    As we cry out to the Lord. God will deliver us from the violent evil man. Just like the Lord protected David from King Saul. God is faithful and His love for us is unmeasurable. Put your trust in God and all you do will be for His glory.

  56. In times of trouble let us not run to our own devises but to Jesus. David was obviously in some dire straights here, some of the worst times in his life but look at what he does every time. He praises God and prays for his help. This is why David is known as a man after Gods own heart. It is not because David was perfect, he was fare from it. It was because David knew how to petition the Father. It is these times, the tough ones that will either set you closer to him or further away. Your heart is not tested when everything is good but when all is going wrong. Let us call on Him in all things good or bad.

  57. 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

    7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

    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.

    The author was in a land he was not comfortable in, they were always wanting war, and he wanted to be for peace. In peace you don’t have to worry but in war you have to always be looking all around wondering if you are safe. It seems like the same thing in the world today that most people don’t want peace but want to prove they are right more than anything else. God fill our homes with peace today, when all the world wants is war.

  58. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

    6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

    7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

    Psalm 140

    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.

  59. Ps.140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

    Let our lives always display a life of confidence in God and Thanksgiving to Him…no matter what comes our way.

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

    I know that my faith will be tested by wicked men, and violent men, but as long as I continue to follow the lord, that I will lay gifts in heaven, and while they may tempt and hurt my flesh, they cannot damage my spirit, for he who is in me is greater than he that dwells in the world. Thank you Jesus.

  61. 3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?

    4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

    5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

    6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.

    Watch who we surround ourselves with. We gotta keep a clean heart and a good attitude. Yes reach the Lost but no don’t start living like them. You can’t keep a ripe apple in a barrel of rotten ones we gotta find ourselves back to the altar every morning. We gotta repent

  62. “Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭140:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The name of Jesus is a powerful thing. We can call upon his name and he is with us. It means that God almighty listens. He is powerful and mighty to save. In his name demons flee, strongholds break, sins are forgiven. In his name is life and peace blessed is the name of Jesus.

  63. When we speak what are we producing?
    Peace = completeness, soundness, welfare
    War = battle, fighting

    Is your peace a worldly peace or Godly peace?
    worldly peace = empty promise based on circumstances, built on a weak foundation of compromise
    Godly peace = peace in the midst of chaos, doesn’t change based on circumstances

    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  64. 4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.

    We should not seek revenge on others and God will punish the wickedness and judge.

  65. 6 I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

    We should especially watch and pray, that the Lord would guide our footsteps slip not. He is there to help us all the time.

  66. “I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭120:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Jesus was a man of peace; he came into our world, and was worshipped as the Prince of peace, there was peace throughout the world at the time of his birth, He lived to make peace by the blood of his cross, He died to complete it.

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