Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Psalm 69:22-23   22 May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap.  23 May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually.

Romans 11:9-10   9  And David says, "LET THEIR TABLE BECOME A SNARE AND A TRAP, AND A STUMBLING BLOCK AND A RETRIBUTION TO THEM.  10 "LET THEIR EYES BE DARKENED TO SEE NOT, AND BEND THEIR BACKS FOREVER."

In reading the context of both Psalm 69 and Romans 11, we see that Paul intentionally and quite deliberately used Psalm 69 with respect for the context of the psalm at large to enhance his argument upon the unbelieving Jews in Romans 11.


Here is a fitting word of application by James Montgomery Boice:

"Here is where Psalm 69:22-23 and Paul's use of these verses in Romans come home forcefully to us. If individual Jews, who were a chosen nation, missed salvation because of their rejection of Christ and if, as a result, the blessings of God that had been given to them bcame a curse for these people, then it is entirely possible (and indeed probable) that many sitting in the evangelical churches of America today are also missing salvation because of their failure to trust Jesus in a personal way and that their blessings have become curses too" (Psalms vol.2, p.580-81).


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