Psalm 61 Commentary

Verse 2 gives us the picture of a distant David praying for God’s intervention. The ‘ends of the earth’ statement may be a reference to the distance between David and God. It can be big or small but David still prays.

The New Testament saint may look at this distance as the extent of one’s sinfulness. The distance doesn’t matter. Prayer bridges the gap.

“May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever.” We are reminded of the LORD’S blessing in Genesis 1 verse 28. The mandate to rule still remains. David is referring to the physical throne but the deeper meaning points to the need for dominion.

“Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.” Verse 8. The Christian walk is a 24/7 operation. It involves a decision to honor God on a daily basis.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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