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Psalm 38:1


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!

God provides blessing when your life is in conformance with His will, and on the other hand, God can hand out discipline. The former is the more preferable, and the latter is one in which the abundance from God will prevent His discipline, if you fail in your life in sin.

David had found himself in sin and this psalm is an expression of his deep concern that Gods displeasure was about to be unloaded on him.

Therefore, David offers a prayer that Gods discipline will not be dealt to him in hot anger, but in the mercy of grace. Where on the one hand, the anger of God conveys unbelievable destruction, as would be applied to unbelievers in their total destruction forever.

The grace of God, on the other hand, conveys a far lesser degree of punishment, where the point is well understood, and the pain is mitigated.

To rebuke is typically one of the use of words, to scold someone. While the use of the word for chasten, is a reference to physical punishment. Both placed together refers to the harsh judgment that can be brought against an offending person.

David is anticipating the worst case scenario of punishment against himself, and begins his prayer, requesting that the punishment will not be so harsh.

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