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.

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