Psalm 83

Psalm 83

The Cause of the Psalm -

Enemies had made a league to destroy Israel

Who are these enemies? All of the regular enemies of Israel are named:

  • Edom - They despised the birthright and despised Israel
  • Ishmaelites - An old grudge between Isaac and Ishmael
  • Moab - born in incest; constant feud with Israel
  • Hagarenes - maybe descendents of Hagar and a second husband?
  • Gebal (Probably close to Edom)
  • Ammon
  • Amalek (Amalekites)
  • Philistines
  • Tyre and Sidon (Lebanon)
  • Assur

The Call of Psalm

Take care of them like You did in times gone by: The Midianites - by Gideon in Judges 7 Sisera - Jael Jabin (Barak) - Judges 4 Oreb and Zeeb (Midianite leaders who tried to defeat Gideon and were killed on a rock and on a winepress)

Get them good: Like a wheel - give them no rest Like stubble before the wind - blow them around in confusion Like a fire burneth a wood - burn them up like a forest fire.

The Purpose of the call

  • That they might seek thy name
  • That men might know that God is God.