– Either a psalm with something special to teach, like 32 and 78, or
– A psalm that the psalmist wrote in a very clever way. The psalmist is the person who wrote the psalms.
David wrote this maskil in a cave. It is a prayer to the LORD. We say prayers when we talk to God. David was in trouble or ‘had trouble.’ His enemies were trying to catch him. He does not say who these enemies were. There are two stories about David hiding in a cave. A cave is a hole in the side of a hill. One story is in 1 Samuel 22, the other is in 1 Samuel 24. David feels safe in the cave, but he does not want to stay in it. It seems as if the cave is a prison. But there are no friends to give him help. He writes ‘Nobody cares about me.’ This means ‘Nobody loves me enough to give me help.’ But the LORD God can send him help. This psalm prays for that help.
Nobody Cares about Me
This is a
He wrote it when he was in the cave hole in the rock.
It is a
I am asking aloud for help from the LORD.
I am telling him all my troubles.
Then you LORD know what I should do.
In the path where I walk my enemies have hidden a
No friend sees that I am here.
There is no safe place for me to go to.
Nobody cares about me.
You are my safe place where I can go.
You are all that I need in this life.
I have a very great need.
Make me safe from the people that follow me to hurt me.
You make me safe because they are too strong for me.
so that I can
because you are so kind to me.
– He loves us;
– He is very powerful;
– He will always be alive;
– And many other things.
But who are ‘the righteous?’ The word means ‘very, very good.’ Only God is really righteous. But he says that his people are righteous too. They are righteous if they love him and obey him. Some Bible students think that here ‘the righteous’ means people who are praising God with David in the temple in Jerusalem. The temple was God's house. They made it from animal skins when David was alive. Other Bible students think ‘the righteous’ are people who joined David's friends. This was while David was running away from his enemies.