Psalm 9: Set to “The Death of the Son”

I guess I’ve been reading the Bible for 30 years now, and I’ve never noticed that Psalm 9 is “set to ‘The Death of the Son.'”

When I did notice, however, I read through the psalm as though it were the consequences of the death of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. It made Psalm 9 a fascinating read:

  • My enemies stumble and perish in God’s presence.
  • God maintains my cause and rules, judging righteously.
  • The name of the wicked is blotted out forever
  • God has prepared his throne for judgment, to judge the world in righteousness.
  • God will be a high tower for the oppressed, those who know him will trust in him, and he will not forsake those who seek him.

That’s not all that’s there. Towards the end, there is a four-verse description of the judgment of the nations.

I really recommend reading through Psalm 9, thinking about the fact that it is “set to ‘The Death of the Son.'” I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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