Whats happening in psalms 55?

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The psalm is a lament in which the author grieves because he is surrounded by enemies, and one of his closest friends has betrayed him. The psalm is a regular part of Jewish, Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican and other Protestant liturgies.

Who is David referring to in Psalms?

In Psalms 4, 5, 6 and 9, David speaks to God for peace and safety; to defend us and heal us, to deliver us from times of trouble; to ask God for his justice and to praise him in song.

What is the main message of Psalms?

Themes and execution

Most individual psalms involve the praise of God for his power and beneficence, for his creation of the world, and for his past acts of deliverance for Israel. They envision a world in which everyone and everything will praise God, and God in turn will hear their prayers and respond.

Who is the enemy in Psalms?

Egypt and the Eastern powers (Babylonians, Persians, etc.) were always jockeying for influence on this crossroads area. Make no mistake though: the Biblical writers were out for blood. The neighboring people are described in Psalms as vicious, bloodthirsty, and animalistic.

What does Psalms say about suffering?

Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 55 • When a close friend hurts you badly

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