Epistles of Thomas

February 10, 2010

Psalms 16-18

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 14:28

Psalm 16 is full of David’s praise. It is also interesting in that it reflects on life after death. “My heart is glad…because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (16:10-11). Some commentators believe that the ancient Hebrews had no concept of heaven after life on earth but this would seem to suggest otherwise. Psalm 17 is another lament about the wickedness of those on earth but it ends with hope. “As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness” (v15). Psalm 18 is a song of victory after David was victorious. He gives all credit to God and keeps none for himself.


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