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There are parallel verses that seem to correspond with several verses here. We are reminded of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in verse 4 when they tried to ask Christ questions to trap him
( Matthew 22:15). They called Him "good teacher" and said that He was a man of integrity as their pretext for showing respect before they asked Him about paying taxes. This could also be seen on other occasions as well.
The mention of vanity is repeated in Ecclesiastes that Solomon wrote some time later. (verse 9).
Finally; we see the warning about not setting one's heart on riches in verse 10; which is something that Solomon ignored; again as one of the themes in Ecclesiastes.
Verses 2; 6 and 7 all mention salvation and God being a rock. Surely; Christ is the Rock of our salvation as well. In this case; we could say that salvation could mean spiritually and physically being saved from David's many calamities. The theme of a refuge is seen more than once in the Psalm as well. This can perhaps be our mental solace despite outside circumstances that would otherwise overwhelm us.
Finally verse 3 reminds us of Jericho; and how the wall collapsed on the city (apparently archaelogical evidenced suggests that it fell inward).
May we trust in God for these promises today.
* Psalms 118:8, * Jeremiah 9:4, * Micah 7:5,6, Luke 12:52, Psalms 27:10, Ephesian 6:2,3, Proverbs 23:22, people even most dear can betray, abandon, abuse etc. There was much abuse, betrayal, within King David's family & those he served. 1Samuel 21, 2Samuel 15, Saul his King, his children, wife, etc. Starting with his calling, 1Samuel 16:5-11,
Psalms 62:2,5,8, 2Samuel 22:3,31,
Psalms 17:7, Psalms 25:2, Psalms 31:19,
Psalms 40:4, Psalms 44:6, Psalms 49:6,7,
Luke 14:26, trust GOD 1st & only yet honor them, this may be when there is contradiction to GOD's will & commandments. Even Jesus faced those struggles with earthly parents & family. Mark 3:20,21, Mark 3:31-35, John 7:3-5, Luke 2:42-52,
Hopefully these are helpful.
"Should I not trust my mother, my father or my pastor."
My answer to that, given no information into regards of anything specific I would say yes! "Naturally" you should be able to trust those love ones. And those love ones should play a role in your life in a biblical perspective.
This is where it is important that you study scripture to be able to use discernment. If they don't seem to line up with scripture, you bring those scriptures to them and reason out of scripture.
God's word always have authority.
V7,8 "In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."
The Lord is Power and Mercy! Praise the Lord for His benefits upon us daily. Help us to invite others to come under the comfort and peace of the wings of God. Help the Lost find the Redeemer's abundant mercy and grace. Then they too may expect the mercies from Him alone.
and my refuge, is in God.
I am concerned that there is so much confusion and darkness even in so called Christian groups etc .
I'm not trying to do anything but be faithful to the Lord , I'm not looking for money , followers fame what ever !
Let me encourage anyone to keep seeking the truth and don't be afraid to admit you where wrong, God already knows .
It's human nature to run or fight the light . It's not easy , but just submit to the Lord and trust his word seek mercy and you will find it !
Because He really does everyone of us , Jesus demonstrated that on the Cross !
Matthew 27:32, And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
John 19: 16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17 And he (Simon of Cyrene 3 witnesses tell us) bearing *HIS* cross went forth unto a place called the place of a skull. Much misleading Art, some showing a scarcely scratched, loin clothed *JESUS*, and false teachers who break Bible principles: No single verse is of private interpretation.
Leaving us, who all were Lambs once, with deceptive images, and at times, false witness to pass on which is nigh Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or MAKETH A LIE: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and MAKETH A LIE.
Cursed is the man who trusteth in man: Be a Berean and trust in the WORD, Zeph 2:3.Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.
Ephesians 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, CHRIST.16 from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. GBU