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Psalms 4 Metaphysical Bible Interpretation

Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 4

Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 4:1-8

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

4:1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;
Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:
Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

4:2O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?

4:3But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly:
Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.

4:4Stand in awe, and sin not:
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

4:5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in Jehovah.

4:6Many there are that say, Who will show us any good?
Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

4:7Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.

4:8In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.

October 29, 1944: Psalms 4:5-8

In what frame of mind is the person who questions the good of living? (“Who will show us any good?”) In a negative frame of mind, in which zest for life is lacking. When we lose all expectation of the coming of good we see little left of live for.

What is “the light of thy [Jehovah’s] countenance”? The light of Jehovah’s countenance is the favor that comes to one who retains his zest for life, a lively interest in others, and a spirit of love, joy and wisdom.

By what does man live besides bread? Chiefly by the spirit of good will toward others and reverence for the universal life, which leads him to believe in the reality of the good and look for its manifestation in his life and affairs. “Every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” is every active, vital expression of good.

What is better and more satisfying than temporal prosperity? The gladness that comes from the heart as a result of the presence in it of quickened love and understanding, “Thou hast put gladness in my heart. More than… when their grain and their new wine are increased.”

Transcribed by Tracie Louise on 11-04-2013