He did not want his enemy to rejoice when he was brought low. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point -------------------- In Your mercy: At this place of discouragement, David could not trust in God's justice, or in God's law, or in God's holiness. Luke-Acts We feel we could endure almost anything if we knew when it would come to an end; yet sometimes we are tried under problems that make us cry out, "How long? b. 2. Historical Books ", iv. i. b. i. (5b-6a) David's joy in the LORD and His salvation. Pauline Epistles To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Minor Prophets David desperately cried out to God, asking the LORD to hear him. Yet he should continue to cry out because God is honored when we persistently and desperately cry out to Him. Taking counsel in his own soul had led him to sorrow in his heart daily. -------------------- Prophets 'Depart from me, ye cursed,' is worse than 'into everlasting fire.' The Gospels My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. -------------------- David knew he was the LORD's man, with a special calling to lead God's people. David Guzik :: Study Guide for Psalm 13 ← Back to David Guzik's Bio & Resources. ii. "This is a lesson of profound value. The Old Testament Because his eyes were enlightened, David could now see God's goodness, and what a change in perspective that was! The Whole Bible When you can't trust anything else, trust in God's mercy. (Ephesians 5:14). To be punished from the presence of the Lord is the hell of hells, 2 Thessalonians 1:9." O for grace that, while we wait on God, we may be kept from indulging a murmuring spirit!" The title tells us both the author and the audience of the psalm: To the Chief Musician. A fugitive on the run from King Saul, David felt abandoned by God. God did not hide His face from David - but David felt like it. But faith eventually displaced doubt, and … Spurgeon advised a sermon on the phrase, "How long should I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?" On the other side, some live their lives ruled by feelings. You read the Bible, but it does not speak to you. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. This is what he prayed for Christians: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. i. iii. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Old Testament a. Cookie Notice: New International Version (NIV), Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study Series – Psalm 13 Questions, Copyright © Warren W. Wiersbe. Johannine Writings Will You forget me forever? Psalm 13 Questions. The New Testament Yet now, feeling distant from God, it did not take much to send David into despair. When I am discouraged and depressed, the answer is not looking inside myself, but in looking to the LORD. Thinking about our troubles is hard work. (6b) With enlightened eyes, David sees God's goodness. In this sense, it was all right for David to feel these feelings, and good to take them to God, but he should never accept the reality of feelings as "real" reality. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point "The fact that we feel abandoned itself means that we really know God is there. Poetical Books Thank you for registering. -------------------- It is a holy exercise. 13… GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Enlighten my eyes, Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved. Some people ignore feelings and think that feelings should have nothing to do with our relationship with God. Johannine Writings -------------------- How long will You hide Your face from me? Singing to the LORD would both express his joy and increase his joy. David moved from being depressed and feeling abandoned by God, to singing joy. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 13:13-4 3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, 4 And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken. Pentateuch Pentateuch