Vehuiah Prayer Commentary on Psalm 3, the fundamental theme of the psalm is one of the most dramatic and tormented moments in the existence of King David. His son Absalom led a revolt against him, succeeding in the enterprise of conquering a part of Israel.
To prevent the assault of Jerusalem, with the inevitable grief and ruins, since the city had remained faithful to its king, he decided to flee with his family. He was accompanied by six hundred soldiers who refused to join the revolt.
During his escape, he reached the Mount of Olives. David was more like a barefoot, crying pilgrim with his head covered in mourning than a proud king.
All this had been prophesied by Nathan, as God’s punishment for the sin of adultery committed with Bath-sheba and for the murder of Uriah the Hittite, her husband. David considered rebellion as a punishment permitted by God. In fact, under the pressure of his son’s troops, he did not fight.
Instead, he turned to God in prayer, with humility and trust, aware that only he could free him from that serious situation. He thought that if God had allowed pain and suffering he would certainly help overcome it. He had to seek God’s will and follow it, so what the Lord intended to do in him and in those involved in the affair would be realized.
Vehuiah Prayer Considerations from Psalm 3
If we carefully analyze history, it comes naturally to me to receive the moral lesson that is drawn from it for all of us believers today. Many people find in their state of sinners an excuse to distance themselves further from God, losing the opportunity to experience firsthand how merciful and full of love He is.
Upon careful reading of the passage in question, someone might object that all this is contradicted by Nathan’s words, but this is absolutely not the case. The prophecy only states, to use our current language, that our actions have inevitable consequences.
We can consider Psalm 3 divided into three moments
What does prayer tell us?
What are our opponents?
If we look around us we realize it, junk TV, mass media that incessantly bombard us all the time, materialism, consumerism. It seems that everyone cooperates against the kingdom of God, it seems that God is dead in the conscience of men. Realizing an atheistic indifferentism and efficiency that unleashes the allurements of temptations and sins.
This is why Psalm 3 is current and comes to our aid by comforting us. Similarly, we find ourselves in the same situation as King David, the difference lies in the oppressor, now more subtle and cunning. The fact is that when we perceive that sin overwhelms us, we accuse a sense of terror, helplessness, and malaise.
We no longer know what to do and how to act. If we confided our feelings to unfair people, we would run the risk of being told that there is no more escape, that everything is over. Instead, only God can say the end to man.
Vehuiah Prayer Verse 4 of Psalm 3
But you, Lord, are my defense, you are my glory and you raise my head.
Like King David, we must seek the will of God and engrave it in our hearts, so we must fight against sin and its manifestations in our lives so that the kingdom of God takes a permanent home.
Furthermore, let us not forget a very important fact, we are not alone. Our prayer joins that of the multitude of brothers and sisters around the world. And it is in this way that the God of salvation blesses his people by giving them peace.