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  • David F Chen on Judges 7
    The Spirit brought me to Psalms 35:9; meditate it over night, having more questions than answers. "my soul shall be joyful in the LORD" no doubt means in the "Word" John 1:1. however "it shall rejoice in his salvation." could mean once we are saved can be rejoice? HOW TRUE? Psalms 35:9 "And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation." My pray is that can some one take me one step further closer to the Lord? Thank you; may I hear from you soon?
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Judges 7
    David, may the Spirit grace you with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    Psalm 39:5 May my soul be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in the Lord.

    Most everyone thinks this is David's words. The traditions of man have done great harm in causing most everyone to stay deceived of the truth in the scriptures. Let's look at two verses in Samuel that will completely change the way Psalms should be understood.

    2 Samuel 23:1-2 Now these be the last words of David, David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob said, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

    (vs 2) The SPIRIT OF THE LORD spake by me, and his words we in my tongue.

    According to David it was Jesus (the Spirit of the Lord) speaking the words we read in the Psalms.

    Now Psalm 35 becomes a prophecy about Jesus Christ. Jesus is talking (or praying, same thing) with his father (his salvation, the one who would raise him from the dead).

    Look at the parallels he prophesies about in Psalm 35 (other Psalms also) and other places in scripture that say the same thing.

    They persecute me without a cause.

    False witnesses rise up against me.

    I behaved myself as if they were my brothers (even though they crucified me).

  • Anne - in Reply on Judges 7
    Hello David,

    The best way to understand the verse is in context with the whole chapter. Psalm Chapter 35 is a Psalm of David: He is pleading with God for help against those that stand against him (David). Vs. 7 states there are people who are laying traps for him, for no reason. Vs. 9 specifically is David saying his response to God intervening for him will be one of glorifying God.

    Context is very important when trying to understand scripture...I hope this helps you.

    Are you saved David? Do you know for sure?

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