Today’s passage: Psalm 60
- The last several Psalms have been written in times when David was not yet king, being hunted by Saul. Psalm 60 is written as King David is about to lead Israel on one of his first military campaigns.
- The early verses of this Psalm give an overview of the history of Israel through the time of the judges and Saul’s reign.
- With this Psalm, David calls on Israel to once again fear the Lord and asks God to once again bless Israel.
- God answers in the affirmative (2 Samuel 8)!
Questions to consider:
- Who was in control of Israel’s successes and their consequences? To whom did David attribute the quaking of the land? Why was David right to not blame God or be upset with Him for Israel’s difficulties?
- Who gives the “banner of truth” and who displays it? (See verse 4. Check the NASB or the footnote in the ESV for the translation, “That it may be displayed because of truth.”)
- What is the result of the display of the banner of truth? How does truth bring deliverance? (Think Gospel first!)