Search The Scriptures —Study 47 — Psalm 60

Study 47 From the Book of Psalm is: Psalm 60798b3-search-the-srciptures

For the occasion of this psalm see the title and 2 Sa. 8:13, 14. The circumstances are not wholly clear. It would seem that while David was engaged in a campaign against Syria (Aaram), the Edomites invaded Judah from the south, creating a situation of grave danger. The psalm was written when David firs heard the news.

1. Note the content of David’s prayer. What does he do first (verses 1-5), second (verses 6-8), third (verses 9-12)?

2. What may we learn from David’s example concerning the way (a) to meet bad tidings and (b) to find help in God?


1. Verse 6. Shechem west of the Jordan, Succoth east of it, thus representing the whole land.

2. Verse 8. ‘ Upon Edom’: better, ‘to Edom’. Moab and Edom were to have a menial place in God’s household, as compared with Israel.




One thought on “Search The Scriptures —Study 47 — Psalm 60”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s