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Sep 7, 2022

PSALMS (55)

OH, THAT I HAVE WINGS LIKE A DOVE!

A lamentation or a praise?

This psalm, in truth, is a personal lamentation written by the prophet David with a bitter soul,

when he saw his closest friend – Ahitophel – whom he set as a counselor, with whom he ate,

and walked to the house of the Lord,

when he saw him provoke his son Absalom, and plan for him,

not only to take his place on the throne, but even to cut off his head (2 Samuel 15).

How difficult it is on the soul to see the intimate friend turn into a violent and deceptive enemy without a cause!.

The prophet, however, wrote his lamentation with the spirit of praise and joy;

disregarding the treachery of Ahitophel and the rebellion of Absalom,

and having his heart and mind go back to God’s dealings with him,

he turned his lamentation into a praise.

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