Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Indian Head, MD
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May 10, 2020

No other place

May 10, 2020

Psalm 31[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.


Psalm 31 is another “psalm of David” in a time of great need, a prayer from one who was despised, defamed, and persecuted. So much of David’s life was spent in this condition that the Book of Psalms includes many of his prayers that grew out of such situations. In this passage he exhorted the afflicted to love the Lord and to be strong because the Lord would protect them from men’s evil plans. David explained that he learned this truth as he committed his life into the hands of the Lord when his foes plotted to kill him.

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