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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 70

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Second Book of Psalms (c 42-72)
Message: An Urgent Prayer for Help (v 1-5)

Psalms 70 Commentary

(70:1) A Cry to the Lord - When people we trust disappoint us and turn against us, we feel empty, as though a vital part of ourselves has been stolen. They break our spirit. At those empty, broken moments, we must join the psalm writer in begging God to rush to our aid. He alone can fill our lives with his joy (70:4). With the writer, we should cry out, "O LORD, make no tarrying. 

(70:4) David's Plea - This short psalm (similar in content to 40:13-17) was David's plea for God to rush quickly to his aid. Yet even in his moment of panic, David did not forget to praise him. Praise is important because it helps us remember who God is; it reminds us of his greatness, love, mercy, and power. Often our prayers are filled with requests for ourselves and others, and we forget to thank God for what he has done and to worship him for who he is. Don't take God for granted or treat him as a vending machine, dispensing only your favorite choices. Even when David was afraid, he praised God.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Lord Help Me

Each day, we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter, making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 70. In our text today, we see a theme of an urgent prayer for help when in need. In applying, we see that our Lord is just a prayer away. Our Lord hears our prayers and responds according to His Will. A simple prayer of "Lord help me" can move mountains in our lives. As Christians, we have the living God of the universe that owns it all and can do all things. How about you? Are you facing an obstacle that seems to be overwhelming? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember that our Lord hears us and is only a Prayer away.


Psalm 70

Psalm 70


 2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.

 3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

 4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

 5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.