Psalms Chapter 81 Discussion

  • Giannis - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 1 year ago
    Hello Richard

    About that incident at the waters of Meribeh, I am sure you know that there is a more detailed account of it in Numbers 20:1-13. Although it is not that clear what caused God to be angry with Moses and Aaron, the verses in Psalms 106:32-33 may be the answer, "They (multitude) angered him (Moses) also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.". What was it that Moses had said that was not right? In Numbers 20:10 we read, "And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, YE REBELS; must we fetch you water out of this rock?". This is not a way a shepherd (pastor, elder or any spiritual leader) talks to their sheep. Jesus never said that sort of things to Judas, "You thief ...".He never revealed Judas' stealing to the other disciples, never insulted or spoke bad to him, but waited patiently for and tried to do anyhing He could to make Judas return from his sinful way and repent. A shepherd must be very careful how they behave and talk to their sheep, they must glorify God with their behavior and also with the way they talk, properly like a saint talks. This is the best interpretation of that incident I have heard so far. GBU
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 81 - 1 year ago
    Psalm 81 and the "waters of Meribeh".

    Verse 7 of the Psalm indicates a place otherwise known as "Kadesh barnea". Apparently there was an incident in the Book of Numbers as well which could have been a separate occasion. It is likely that Moses had to provide water for the multitude on many occasions-if not in such a spectacular fashion. In any case, Moses struck the rock twice ( Exodus 17:6); disobeying the command to only strike it once. Whether due to anger and frustration or careless disobedience the result was that it was held as sin and ultimately was a reason that he could not enter the Promised Land. ( Deut. 32:51-52).

    Notice that the promises of provision in verse 10 and again in verse 16 were predicated on the requirement of verses 8-9; namely that there would be no worship of other gods. That basically boiled down the reasons for being bagged down for a whole generation in the desert; as well as rebellions later when they could have taken over the pagan nations much more quickly and completely.

    This passage of scripture should give us pause if we are in a position of authority in the church today. Clearly; those teaching the Word are held to a higher standard ( James 3:1).

    God is longsuffering and patient; and also alone can truly have righteous indignation. Moses was said to be meek above all who dwelled upon the earth. ( Numbers 12:3). Yet this one sin had lasting repercussions. Today; of course wwe see error in the other direction where there is no fear of the Lord as well as appreciation of Him being a jealous God. Error is not only permitted but taught in many cases. James 1:8 warns of a double minded man being unstable in all his ways; and the preceding verse shows that he should expect nothing from the Lord.
  • Delores M on Psalms 81:10 - 3 years ago
    Open your mouth wide and praise Me; tell everyone what I have done for you, and I will open the windows of heaven and bless you abundantly - that you will tell others of what I have dine fore you.
  • Carleton - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Friend, any one can make a claim of what people want to hear for serving themselves. Christians are wiser than that.

    Keep the faith within the Saints as a witness to the unbelieving world.

  • To vote or not vote choose on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Voting is a privilege that American soldiers have protected with their lives throughout our history.

    Voting is our voice. If you don't use it, then you have no right to complain. Be quiet.

    Usually we have one candidate that against abortion. That's who you'd want to vote for.

    All politicians have their speeches out there on Youtube. There's no reason to be in the dark on issues.

    After the caught up in the clouds (rapture), and the Antichrist is revealed.....THERE WILL BE NO VOTING anymore period. He has his agenda, and doesn't give a flying kite what people think.

    If you miss out being born again and raptured; you'll have to take the Mark of the Beast (at some point; maybe weeks, maybe months?) to buy food, water; etc. But you will lose your soul at the end.

    There will no government then. Antichrist will rule the world. The economies, the food supply, religion, and he will have his own armies to monitor and control people left behind. There may be internet or tv until the time when the two Witnesses are murdered by Antichrist. You may have to take the mark to have Internet?

    The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way when these events occur. He'll still be here for those that want to be born again; but He cannot save your body. You'll survive miraculously, or you'll be decapitated for not taking the mark of the Beast or worshipping Antichrist.

    They're going to destroy all Bibles. You could hide them under rocks? Take off the barcode that can be GPS tracked.

    Don't think you can hide out in the woods: they have drones to search for gps and infrared to see people's heat.

    Be practical. Vote against bad management: those that ARE legislating to close churches, ban singing in church, ban Christian school choice and ban giving your tax money to your kids schools!

    Ban firearms to protect against rioters tearing up your homes.

    Voting is a tool.
  • Mishael - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Last hours I've seen other pastors that are saying to take off the masks.

    I'm not going to go against one of Gods Pastors. Ok.

    Follow your heart and have faith in Jesus to be your shield. Ephesians 6. Wear your armor.
  • Andrew - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Thanks alot I understand now. God Bless you
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Andrew, as you read Psalm 81 (& whenever we read Scripture, we must read it in context to the chapter, book & Bible), one has to ask, "what is God telling Israel here"? He is firstly warning them not to serve any other gods (v 9); He is the God who has kept them & provided for them (v 10). But, as was their usual pattern, Israel disobeyed God & served other gods, the gods of the gentiles around them (vv 11, 12).

    So verse 10 is a plea & cry from God to His people to return back to Him & not put their trust in other gods. " thy mouth wide, and I will fill it": all that Israel could ever need, God was there to supply them. The picture is of a young bird in the nest with its mouth wide open (I think you have seen such a sight). The little one only knows hunger & that the mother would be around to provide food. So it waits patiently with its mouth wide open in anticipation. So should Israel have considered their God: a God Who knows their needs & WILL provide for them and they should look to Him in great anticipation & love. And this reminds us of His provision for us Christians, as we wait for Him, depending only upon Him for the right & necessary things for this life. So, this Psalm certainly does NOT give us a precept to not wear masks or have our faces covered, with due respect to your pastor. If one is to abide by governmental laws for Church gatherings, I would prefer that believers sat a suitable distance apart & would be unmasked during worship.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Romans 14:1-23
  • Andrew - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Thank you for your reply. I appreciated. I still dont understand you explanation. I am a bit confuse. So

    "we must take off mask, our mouth and face must never be covered before God". Is this right? Is this what Psalm 81:10 interpret?
  • Mishael - In Reply on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    "Heresies"came to signify self-chosen doctrines not emanating from God ( 2 Pet. 2:1).

    1 Corinthians 10:9, 11:19

    Luke 4:12

    Isaiah 7:12

    2 Peter 3:17

    God is not going to fault you with practicing safety. We're to obey those that have rule over us. Our President is trying to keep people safe. I am practicing safety. That's my conscience in this matter. What is yours saying?
  • Andrew Tang on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Psalm 81:10 "I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it."

    Dear Sir As for this verse my Pastor interpret as 'When we pray and worship, we must take off mask, our mouth and face must never be covered before's our mouth that will open before Him and He will fill it.

    Was he right? I find it is a bit distorted here. Please help. Thank you and God bless.
  • Hazel Carty on Psalms 81 - 3 years ago
    Thank You Father God,
  • Cindt on Psalms 81 - 5 years ago
    As I read this, thinking about my 1st counseling session this morning. I pray I can say what it is that has emotionally drained me. An emotional affair my husband had with another woman, although he doesn’t see it that way. I need strength because I cannot do it with out help. Praying the Lord has me seeing the right person. Reading this has helped me.
  • Lindy on Psalms 81 - 5 years ago
    Julie, rest in the Lord. He wants you to trust in Him. No matter what we feel,

    He is in control.
  • A disciple on Psalms 81 - 6 years ago
    Julie; JESUS DOES ANSWER OUR PRAYERS! The Lord bless you and comfort you, Sister! Jesus cannot forget us; but all our walls are before Him, and He knows our troubles and sorrows, and bears them with us. Our day is coming, and the unspeakable joy of finally seeing Him ALIVE AND IN GLORY, who once hung dead on the cross for us, will make all these things here and now just melt away as insignificant!
  • Julie on Psalms 81 - 6 years ago
    The verse that always reaches out and grabs me is Verde 6 I removed the burden from his shoulder and delivered his hands from the pots. I'm always trying to hard and working so much and never feel like I make enough to rest and the debt I have and owe is such a heavy burden. I'm always praying for God to supernaturally just deliver me from it and and free my hands so that I can just rest.
  • Ato ARMAH on Psalms 81 - 7 years ago
    I love verse 10 is a very important verse in their chapter.
    I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
  • Mona on Psalms 81 - 8 years ago
    Vs. 13 14 are my best: I'm Loving it, because we give up too quickly and do not WAIT for God to act on our behalf. God's deliverance on our behalf comes with our listening and obeying Him. This way we do not have to fight for ourselves. I need to remember this daily.
  • Sharon on Psalms 81 - 8 years ago
    God wants us to trust that He has demolished Satan 's thrones and we should always on our way keep our minds, eyes and heart 's on Him, not wavering alone.
  • Eaglesrock on Psalms 81 - 8 years ago
    What happens when we praise our God. I will deliver you from your enemies,I will answer you, there shall be no strange god in you.
  • Benjamin on Psalms 81 - 9 years ago
    It is sin that makes our troubles long and our salvation slow. What words!
  • Barbara lee on Psalms 81 - 9 years ago
    Psalms 81 God wants us to obey his commands and we are not to have or worship any other gods he will do great things for us
  • Brother William on Psalms 81:10 - 10 years ago
    the word is nigh thee even in thy mouth: the word of faith. If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed you shall say to this mountain: get thee hence! And it will obey you.
  • Idowu on Psalms 81:1 - 10 years ago
    Book of psalm 81 is very inspirational and spirit lifting.
  • Juanita on Psalms 81 - 13 years ago
    I find this chapter very enlightening. do we really hear a voice with our human ears or are we hearing with our mind ears & eyes?
  • Brian on Psalms 81 - 13 years ago
    History repeats itself in that God's people will believe on Him but will not follow Him. As a result we deny ourselves the fullness of God's blessings that He desires to give us. Loss of blessing in this life will result of loss of rewards in the Millenial Kingdom. Strengthen us O God to walk in accordance with your Word.

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