Fly Away like a Bird
This is a song of David for the music leader.
I am hiding in the
How can you say to me,
(These are the words of David's friends.)
Fly away like a bird to the hills?
They are preparing their bows and
They are getting ready to shoot at good people.
They are hiding in the shadows.
what can the
The LORD is in his
The LORD is sitting on his
He is looking down.
His eyes see what the sons of men are doing.
But the LORD really hates the godless.
He also hates the people that love to hurt other people.
A very hot wind will be their
– The LORD is in his temple. David means that God is in heaven. From heaven, God can see everybody on the earth.
– The LORD can see the bad people and the good people. David calls the good people righteous. This is a difficult word. Only God is really righteous. But he calls his servants righteous. When they do wrong things they must ask God to forgive them. Look after Psalms 1 and 5 to find out what ‘forgive’ means.
– The LORD will not forgive some people because they do not ask him to forgive them. Their inheritance is what happens to them. David also calls it their cup. God will punish them. (Punish means hurt them because they did wrong things.) David gives 3 pictures of this: coal that burns, sulphur that smells bad and winds that stop people from breathing.
He loves righteous people.
They will see his face.