They also authored this psalm – of course – as well as Psalms 44 through 49, Psalms 84 & 85, and Psalms 87 & 88. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. I thirst for God, the living God. (Psalm 42:4), and that God is with you (Psalm 42:8). Scripture: Psalm 42. They want to be with God's people, leading the people – and participating with them – in joyfully worshipping the Lord. Commentary for Psalms 42 . Psalms of suffering and redemption. And during the reign of David, a number of these men became leaders in the music of the Tabernacle. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. But instead of thirsting for water, these men thirst for something else that they feel is lacking in some way in their lives. Spiritual Depression in the Psalms. They were full of joy at the prospect of worshipping the Lord. as your waves and surging tides sweep over me. and [of the Hermonites/the peaks of Hermon],from [the hill/Mount] Mizar. Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:00 am. The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. / My tears have been "This book includes Psalms 42-72, a total of 31, only eighteen of which are attributed to David.Book I … Psalm 42 Well, I guess since I didn’t scare you away with last week’s outrageous sermon, we’ll just keep moving on through the Psalms and see what else they have to say to us. hear me! This week, as we turn our attention to Psalm 42, we see that it starts off by painting an idyllic picture in our minds with its very first line. So, the chastening that these men are receiving – they perceive as God forgetting and ignoring them. Put your hope in … 1 When I call, give me answers. Version. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. At first, Christians did not paint Jesus in pictures for the same reason. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. And therefore, the sons of Korah will have a prayerful song in their hearts to the God of their life – or again, their living God. And they thirst for this and need it just as much as a thirsty worn-out deer thirsts for water. 3 Look at this: look. Genesis 7:17 (Read all of Genesis 7) The flood continued forty days and the waters rose and lifted the ship high over the Earth. As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42; Psalm 43 Read chapter in The Message Bible. Required fields are marked *. Hope in God. For the Pure and Shining One. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? October 21, 2020. Who got picked by God! All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, "Where is this God of yours?" I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" A psalm of the sons of Korah A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. Should we be discouraged about these things – as if God didn't exist? Conference Message. NIV 11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Scripture: Psalm 42. No. And yet, apparently some of the children – maybe those who were too young to participate in the rebellion – were spared and went on to be "somebodys" for the Lord. Why are you in despair, my soul? I'm thirsty for God-alive. So, these men are in a unique position to worship the Lord – and actually to lead the Lord's people in worship. A contemplative poem for instruction, by the prophetic singers of Korah’s clan. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" The college population that day was like 5 people, the senior citizen population was plentiful. And that might seem to be an unjust accusation against God – and yet, if the context of this psalm is these men being led away into exile, then it was truly God who made that happen to Israel and/or Judah for their sins against him. soon I’ll be praising again. First 30-days on us! You can be assured that you will yet again praise him. A maskil[ c] of the Sons of Korah. Why are you crying the blues? So, 11 psalms! Psalm 42 (The Message Bible) Genesis 7:16 (Read all of Genesis 7) male and female of every creature came just as God had commanded Noah. And no doubt – part of what caused the sons of Korah to so greatly desire to worship the Lord with God's people is that they had a handle on who God was. 7 I hear the tumult of the raging seas. It's dangerous to let yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. Wait for God. How long will you lust after lies? Genesis 1:2 (Read all of Genesis 1) Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. Are we just as needy as ever? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. As the hart brays so his soul prays. They want to be in the Temple where the Lord's people met to worship in the Old Testament. And so, just like we read in the new … Or if he does exist, he’s no match for their gods – since their gods – they think – are enabling these enemies to take captive the people of the Lord. The Exodus Psalms. The Exodus Psalms. My longings overwhelm me for more of you! And I'm not sure what you think about your church right now. All day long people knock at my door, pestering, "where is this God of yours?" And their punishment was extraordinary and severe – the ground opened up and they all fell in and died. Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. I’m thirsty for God-alive. You know he can keep us going as a church, as families, and individuals who want to worship him. BOOK TWO (Psalms 42–72) -Psalm 42 - For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah. [hope/wait] thou [in/for] God:for I shall [yet/again] praise him for the help of his [countenance/presence] [i.e., his saving intervention]. I’m thirsty for God-alive. With these psalms we have the beginning of Book II of the Psalter. flowing from your presence. Where is that God?! Psalm 42:1-2 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 8 Yet the LORD [will command/decrees] his [lovingkindness/loyal love] in the daytime,and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the [God of my life/my living God]. The power of the sacred words of psalm 42 A David Psalm. Your self is talking to you. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. You can look around and see an indication of how many people are really even all that interested in being with God's people and worshipping the Lord. Psalms of suffering and redemption. Scripture: Psalm 42. Genesis 3:21 (Read all of Genesis 3) God made leather clothing for Adam and his wife and dressed them. CHRIS SHELTON. We worship the same powerful and living and faithful God as they. MSG 2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. I tend to think that this would have happened when Israel or Judah were exiled. Apr 21, 2007. Granted, it was last minute and had announced it in various places the morning of due to a weather forecast of rain. And the thirsting that we experience in this life to worship the Lord will be completely quenched forever. There was a multitude of them. 3 I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. And yet, it appears that these sons of Korah – though being led away into exile with their rebellious fellow citizens – they were not themselves rebellious like their countrymen. And so, the sons of Korah greatly desired to worship this true and living God. I wonder, “Will I ever make it— arrive and drink in God’s presence?” I’m on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper. 42 1-3 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. My life is God’s prayer. John Piper Jun 1, 2008 3.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Then God shut the door behind him. The person in the Psalm is telling you that God can see you through anything if you trust in Him, obey Him, and pray to Him, and continually call Him your God and your Rock. Spiritual Depression in the Psalms. They need God. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Then GOD promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! He was – and is – the living God. How many songs did Solomon compose. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. By REV. He is living. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Somebody is talking. And part of that difficult chastening is these enemies taunting them and claiming that the Lord doesn’t exist. 6-8 When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse    everything I know of you,From Jordan depths to Hermon heights,    including Mount Mizar.Chaos calls to chaos,    to the tune of whitewater rapids.Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers    crash and crush me.Then God promises to love me all day,    sing songs all through the night! Psalm 42 is a lament psalm written by men who formerly were able to freely worship God with the Lord's people. But for one final time, these men – the sons of Korah – are going to speak to their souls and insist that their souls trust in the Lord – verse 11. Jun 1, 2008. MSG: The Message . Psalm 4. He's my God. Thirsting for God. Yet, only Aaron's sons served as priests. 11 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for supper. Book 2 of the Psalms goes from Psalm 42 to Psalm 72. How long will you live crazed by illusion? Remember, the message of Psalm 42 is: Don't let doubt nor trouble pull you too far away from God. A Contemplative Maskil of the sons of Korah. 3. When can I go and stand before him? The grandson of Kohath was Korah – from whom these men who wrote this psalm descended. For the Pure and Shining One. 4 These are the things I go over and over, emptying out the pockets of my life. He puts a smile on my face. Even when they're bad to the point that they look as if God has forgotten us. Let's hope in and wait for God to help us. And yet, once more, the sons of Korah slip back into a lament of their circumstances in verses 9 and 10. BOOK II: PSALMS 42-72. God, take my side! Why are you crying the blues? Psalm 42:5-8 The Message (MSG) 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? And the sons of Korah are apparently imaging their being exiled as if God is putting them under one of those violent waterfalls and just pummeling them with this hard and heavy stream of water falling from a cliff of Mount Hermon. Psalm 42 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. When can I go and meet with God? Some of them turned out to be worthy warriors alongside King David. Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. He puts a smile on my face. Psalm 42 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. In fact, they just told us that they actually led God's people to the Temple to worship the Lord. Do you think that Jesus knew Psalm 42? And if things get their absolute worst in this life – you know that this isn't the end. He’s my God. Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. Samuel the prophet – for example - descended from Korah. Psalm 42 is the 42nd psalm of the Book of Psalms, often known in English by its incipit, As the hart panteth after the water brooks (in the King James Version). They want to be in his presence and worship him. And this sets an example for us as to how we should respond to things going bad in our lives. Share. We'll see that these men have predators who are harassing them – just like the deer does. The living God whom they love to worship with his people. We can imagine a Psalms 42. A gracious soul can take little satisfaction in God's courts, if it do not meet with God himself there. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. Why are you crying the blues?Fix my eyes on God—    soon I’ll be praising again.He puts a smile on my face. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? 3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? Psalm 42 (The Message Bible) Genesis 3:20 (Read all of Genesis 3) The Man, known as Adam, named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living. Psalm 42:1-2 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. So encouraging are these words to me from today's reading of Psalm 42 in the Message Translation. Korah was the grandson of Kohath. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. The Jews did not paint pictures of God. When shall I come and appear before God? He's not dead. John Piper Apr 21, 2007 0 Shares Sermon. That's how these sons of Korah picture themselves in relation to God. For I will still praise him, my salvation and my God. 4. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} {{/items}} ← Language. The psalmist, who obviously was David had been given the privilege to see what Christ would have to go through for the sake of humanity as well as the blessings it will bring. He made man to glorify him in body and soul, enjoying the blessedness of God in both, in knowledge and righteousness. So, even though these men feel like God is drowning them in a raging river fed by waterfalls – yet they also understand that God doesn’t abandon his true people ever. Do you have the same concerns about Christianity at large? 4 These are the things I go over and over,    emptying out the pockets of my life.I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd,    right out in front,Leading them all,    eager to arrive and worship,Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving—    celebrating, all of us, God’s feast! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; Now I’m in trouble again: grace me! Levi was one of the sons of Jacob. So, they would give anything to worship God. I will praise him again—. Psalm 42 The Message (MSG) A psalm of the sons of Korah. Psalm 42 - NIV: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. The message is the same: “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. Why are you disturbed within me? Genesis 9:22 (Read all of Genesis 9) Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and told his two brothers who were outside the tent. Fighting for Hope | Psalm 42 4.21-22.2018 Thank You Summit I came here as a 19 year old college sophomore who was disenfranchised with church. As long as it's not the Lord – worshipping the Lord, being with his people in the place in which his people get together to worship. 42 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. Psalm 42:2. A Cry for Revival. All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, Read verse in The Message Bible I’m thirsty for God-alive. He’s my God. A PSALM OF THE BABYLONIAN EXILE. They were at the front and center of the religious life of Israel. Other sons of Korah were doorkeepers in the Tabernacle. Devotional Thoughts . Psalm 42 - NIV: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. God’s loyal love – they are assured – will be with them all the time. Why are you crying the blues?Fix my eyes on God—    soon I’ll be praising again.He puts a smile on my face. He listens the split second I call to him. Or for rest. The sons of Korah were different. Psalm 42 Lyrics: As a deer pants for flowing streams / So pants my soul for you, O God / My soul thirsts for God / For the living God / When shall I come and appear before God? The sons of Korah were convinced that God would intervene and save them from their troubles. He puts a smile on my face. 1-5 The psalmist looked to the Lord as his chief good, and set his heart upon him accordingly; casting anchor thus at first, he rides out the storm. NIV 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. And now they find themselves removed from the religious life that they formerly enjoyed. A dry place – no water. 1 I long to drink of you, O God, drinking deeply from the streams of pleasure. 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42; Psalm 43 Read chapter in The Message Bible. The God who – although here in this psalm is giving his people over to punishment – yet, lives and exists and rewards those who diligently seek him. Hope in God. It's dangerous to let yourself get spiritually inactive because of problems. Hobbies. So, I think now's a good time to get some background on these men. 3-4 Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, So I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence, To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God. As the deer pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after You, O God. A deer that is out in the desert. I took it in stride. Why are you crying the blues? I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd, right out in front, Leading them all, eager to arrive and worship, Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving—. Bible Language English. What approach to making money will increase it according to Proverbs 13 11? They're thirsting for God. How many proverbs did Solomon write? He’s my God. He puts a smile on my face. And now they find themselves removed from the religious life that they formerly enjoyed. They've even been granted the awesome privlege – under the Holy Spirit's guidance – to pen several chapters of Scripture. And that's not just the case in our church. As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. – they scoff. Psalm 42[ a][ b] For the director of music. Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" And that clues us in to the fact that something has happened that allows their enemies to assume that their God doesn't exist or that he abandoned them. And so, these men start off this psalm with an invocation of the Lord as well as a petition to him in verses 1 and 2 expressing their great desire for the Lord whom they love to worship. I wonder, "Will I ever make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?" He's not absent when his people come together to worship him. When will I come and appear before God? A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.As the deer pants for the … Psalm 42:5 MSG. And that doesn't surprise us – knowing that these men were the ones who led God's people in worshipping the Lord in song. Psalm 42 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) BOOK 2 Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile. The day turned out to be beautiful! When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:11. 42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. And what makes matters even worse is that the sons of Korah can remember back to a time when they had nearly unrestricted access to worship the Lord with his people. PSALMS 42 AND 43. Scripture: Psalm 42. 10 As with a [sword in/shattering of] my bones, mine enemies [reproach/taunt] me;while they say [daily/all day long] unto me, Where is thy God? A contemplative poem for instruction, by the prophetic singers of Korah’s clan. 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