A Beautiful Song

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Psalm 57

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A Beautiful Song

This is what David wrote after he triumphed over temptation in the cave with Saul. He could have killed his enemy once and for all—his men thought he should—but he did not raise his hand against God’s anointed. Do you see a difference in attitude in this song, written after overcoming temptation?

Day 183

I will give thanks to You among the peoples, Lord, and sing praises to You among the nations. Your lovingkindness is as high as heaven!

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 57:7

Psalm 57


57 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.