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June 6 - Morning

"You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry—now restore us!
You have shaken the land and torn it open;
mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
You have shown your people desperate times;
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
to be unfurled against the bow.
Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.

God has spoken from his sanctuary:
'In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Succoth.
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah is my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.'

Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies."

- Psalms 60:1-12

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
David Returns from the North to Face a Southern Problem    

The superscript of Psalm 60 assigns this psalm to 2 Samuel 8:3-14 and 1 Chronicles 18:1-13 when David moved north into Mesopotamia (Aram-Naharaim) and marched up to the Euphrates River
(2 Samuel 8:3). Aram-Zobah is on the east side of the mountains of Lebanon.

When David and his troops returned to Jerusalem from this northern campaign they found Edom had invaded the land of Judah from the south. This insurgence had occurred during the absence of David and his military while they were in the north.

According to Psalm 60, it appears that before David marched north for his campaign in Mesopotamia he had set up his defenses in Judah, and entrusted the land and the city of Jerusalem to God’s protection. But, Edom used David’s absence as an opportunity to invade Judah. The psalmist in Psalm 60 considers Edom’s military success against Judah as an indication that God was displeased with Israel, for he writes in 60:1-4:

“You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
    you have been angry—now restore us!
You have shaken the land and torn it open;
    mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
You have shown your people desperate times;
    you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
    to be unfurled against the bow.”

This portion of questioning, complaining and accepting God’s discipline ends with SELAH for a time of meditation and reflection, before the writer burst into a petition for help and receives an oracle from God reclaiming his territory.

Verses 60:6-8 record the oracle from the Lord in response to the intercession of 60:5. The Lord announces that he will help David against Edom and intends to reclaim his good land and disregard the lands of Edom and Moab while triumphing over Philistia.

  • “I will parcel out Shechem” (60:6), which is the laying out of ones property for development. Shechem is in the center of Israel on the west side of the Jordan.
  • “I will measure off the Valley of Succoth” (60:6), likewise, Succoth is in the heart of Israel territory on the eastside of the Jordan. This land will be measured off, the first steps an owner takes when preparing to make plans and use their property.
  • “Gilead is mine” (60:7), not only the west side and east side of the Jordan (Shechem and Succoth), but also the land to the north on the east side is claimed by God
  • “Ephraim is my helmet” (60:7), God’s claim to this land will be defended militarily.
  • “Judah my scepter” (60:7), God plans to rule the land through the tribe of Judah.

But, concerning the surrounding foreign lands:

  • “Moab is my wash basin,” which is where a person’s feet are washed by a servant.
  • “I toss my sandal upon Edom,” which was a gesture of contempt that dismisses them as a threat and insults their culture.
  • “I shout in triumph over Philistia” (60:8)

After the oracle from the Lord, the battle into Edom is announced in 60:9 and the question is asked by David:

            “Who will bring me to (Edom’s) fortified city?
              Who will lead me into Edom?”

The answer, of course, is God (60:10). With this oracle and confirmation 2 Samuel 8:13-14 was fulfilled by General Joab (see subscript Psalm 60) and his brother Abishai (see 1 Chronicles 18:12-13) as Edom was driven back and subdued by David:

“And David became famous after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went.”

  Christian Quote from Church History
"Happiness is found in the practice of virtue."
- Clement of Alexandria,
190 AD
Something to Ponder??

In John 18:5-19:23
Jesus was…
Betrayed by Hypocrites
Defended by Emotional men
Smitten by the Unreasonable
Denied by Cowardly men
Shunned by Self-righteous
Question by Power-seekers
Mocked by Frivolous men

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Ysr (Hb) – to chastise (Eng) – Ysr is a root word that has the basic idea of a parent or
a teacher chastising or educating a child as an authority for the benefit of the child.
is used to refer to legal punishment in Deuteronomy 22:18 and
prophetic judgment in Jeremiah 2:30, Isaiah 26:16 and Zephaniah 3:2


2 Kings 18:13-14 records Assyrian king Sennacherib’s 701 BC siege of Lachish, one of Judah’s fortified cities. Assyrian wall reliefs in the palace in Nineveh (see hereand here) and Assyrian records from this time document the violence the Assyrians brought to Lachish. In addition to this excavations at Lachish have uncovered siege ramps piled against the city walls. These siege ramps are covered with a large amount of Assyrian arrowheads. There is a mass grave filled with about 1,600 victims from this Assyrian siege at Lachish.
(Details here.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Have I done things that brought divine discipline and just judgment form God?
I will learn from my mistakes. I will trust God’s correction and guidance.
I will seek to walk in God’s ways today.

  "Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
So is he who sleeps with another man's wife;
no one who touches her will
go unpunished."

- Proverbs 6:27-29
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
First Samuel 15 Isaiah 7 Proverbs 10-11
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Ask God to
convict you
of sin, error

of the Truth
would be clear

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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
stone covered water channel at the pool of siloam

Church of the Holy Sepulchur and floor plan diagram of Jesus' tomb
Church of the Holy Sepulchur and floor plan diagram showing the location of Jesus' tomb.


(Details of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher here.)




Below is Galyn's video of the
History and Introduction to the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Covered water channel that connects Hezekiah's Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam. The water flows from the Gihon Springs through Hezekiah's Tunnel through this stone covered water channel and then emptied into the Pool of Siloam.
(More details here. Another photo here.)
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