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Psalm 32 (AMPC)

Psalm 32

[A Psalm of David.] A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem.

“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who has forgiveness of his transgression continually exercised upon him, whose sin is covered.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long.

For day and night Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told]—then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

For this [forgiveness] let everyone who is godly pray—pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely when the great waters [of trial] overflow, they shall not reach [the spirit in] him.

You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you who are upright and in right standing with Him]; shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

behaved himself wisely; The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

“Behaved himself wisely.”
David, as a young man, was chosen by the Lord to replace Saul as King.  Saul hadn’t made it through his first battle, before disobeying and disappointing the Lord. 

Samuel, mourned for Saul, the Lord told him He had rejected Saul, stop mourning and go find a new King.

” I have provided me a king,”

We know David was a “man after Gods own heart.”
One of the ways we see that played out is:
“He behaved himself wisely.”   This phrase is written 4 times in 1Samuel 18 alone.

” David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely:

David had slain Goliath, had been splitting his time between home and Sauls service.  He is now full-time in the Kings Court.  He plays to calm Saul when he is troubled by an evil spirit from the Lord.

Saul made him head of the army, sent him into battle, hoping he would be killed.

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