1 A Psalm [mizmowr] of David [David], to bring to remembrance [zakar].
O LORD [Yahovah], rebuke [yakach] me not in thy wrath [qetseph]: neither chasten [yacar] me in thy hot displeasure [chemah]. KJV-Interlinear
1 A Psalm of david, for the memorial offering.
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!
Most people are confused about as to the correct application of this principle. This is the third of the seven penitential Psalms, also called Psalms of confession. Those Psalms are 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and Psalm 143. This Psalm is a reference to remembrance, which is a reference to remembering the Sabbath. This is also related to what we were commended by Jesus regarding the communion, this do in remembrance of me.
Remembrance and confession, are tied together in that they constantly put God and Christ and truth and doctrine and ones spiritual life, in the forefront of one’s thoughts and focus on life.
Throughout this Psalm, it is demonstrated to show the deepest marks of utter prostration of the soul, before God, under a combination of the severest mental and physical trials that we face in life.
The believer in Christ is, or should be, continually under the pressure of Gods displeasure with the believers transgressions, by grief at the desertion of friends, by fear of the attacks and onslaughts of enemies, and by the burdens that disease and illness and the handicaps of life constantly pose.
The Sabbath, was a day that was set aside for rest and reminder, among other things, that it is Christ who should be the center of our life, rather than the things of this world.
Remembrance of Christ, is the similar process in our current day, for a rest and reminder, that Christ should be the center of our life, rather than the things of this world.
Spiritual maturity, and living in fellowship, is the ultimate objective of the Sabbath concept and the remembrance of Christ concept, in that we should be living within the fellowship sphere, advancing toward spiritual maturity, wherein our life will finally achieve a moment by moment rest and reminder of Christ and all that He stands for.
We are not to be good Christians one day of the week, and hell raisers on the other six days.
Our objective and obligation and responsibility, is to live in a moment by moment continual rest, not a one day a week rest. The Sabbath and remembrance concepts, teach this moment by moment rest principle which is only achieved through advancement to spiritual maturity.
Therefore we have these reminders, that it is our responsibility to look to God and to Christ and to heaven first, through doctrine. It is Bible doctrine that gives us the inner resources and structure of soul, that becomes an integral part of our very essence.
This ends the introduction of Psalm 38. We will continue with the study of verse one tomorrow.
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