Greetings Brethren:

Our prayer today and all the days of our life is to Walk in the Spirit. We hear the words of David when he asked God to help him as he waged battle with his enemies. We are so grateful for the Word of God that is an inspiration in all manners of trouble. Thus as the unbelievers attack us (FreedomJournal) and God's people we gain strength from prayer. As we gain strength and confidence from the Word, we are guided by the Holy Spirit.

Therefore no matter how fierce the storm we have Joy and Peace. We have Truth and feel good about the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are so grateful Father for your Word of Truth, our Savior and the Holy Spirit.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal May 5, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior

Jesus Christ.




In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

The Book of Psalms follows "the law" and "the prophets" noting the final division of the Old Testament called the writings. Luke 24:44 Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me."

In the Book of Acts Luke reveals that Jesus spent 40 days with his disciples between his resurrection and ascension. The Prophets, the Psalms and the Law of Moses is a way to describe the entire Old Testament. The entire Old Testament turns us to the Messiah. In Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 his suffering is prophesied. His resurrection was predicated in Psalm 16:9-11 and Isaiah 53:10-11.

The inspiring subject matter of the Psalms is the leading reason why the Psalms are cherished by Christians and quoted extensively in the New Testament. The Book of Psalms is a collection of religious songs listed as 150. The Hebrew word for Psalms is Tehillim, meaning praises. Psalms in Latin and English Bibles come from the Greek word Psalmoi, which means twangings of harp strings and songs sung to the accompaniment of harps.

The Hebrew Bible calls this book "praises" or "songs of praise." The Bible is the word of God to man. Psalms one of the richest books in the Bible contains the words of man to God. Finally Psalm 119 is the longest of the Psalms; God is addressed or referred to in every one of its 176 verses.

Psalms 6:2 and 1-10. A Psalm of David: Deliverance in trouble. A Prayer In Time of Trouble.

6:2. "Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed."

David prays to God for relief from his troubles. As he accepted his punishment, David begged God to not punish him in anger. The Prophet Jeremiah also made this request to God in Jeremiah

10:24 to correct him gently and not in anger.


6:8. "Depart from me all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping."

God answered the prayer of David and gave him courage to oppose his enemies. With the confidence rendered by the power of God David conquered fear. Thus, he realized the best defense against the enemies of God and God's people is to walk in the spirit and be consumed with the knowledge of God. Therefore, our on-going study of the Word, prayer, worship and the confidence in the Holy Spirit will keep us strong.

Cont. Part 14: A Prayer of Thanks Psalms 30:2

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