Psalms 132:10

10 "Honor your servant David; don't disdain your anointed one."

Psalms 132:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 132:10

For thy servant David's sake
Not for any virtues, or excellencies or merits, of David, literally understood; rather for the sake of the covenant and promises made with him: but for the sake of the antitypical David, the Messiah, the son of David according to the flesh, and the servant of the Lord as Mediator; for whose sake, and in whose name, prayers and supplications are made and presented;

turn not away the face of thine anointed;
not David; rather Solomon, as the Targum expresses it; so Jarchi: but any of the Lord's anointed, every Christian, or believer in Christ, is an anointed one; and has received the unction from the Holy One, the oil of true grace. And the request is, that God would not turn such away from him, and cause them to depart from his throne of grace, ashamed and disappointed; but hear and answer their petitions, for his Son's sake. In ( 2 Chronicles 6:42 ) ; it is added, "remember the mercies of David thy servant"; the kind and good things promised to him, and perform them.

Psalms 132:10 In-Context

8 Up, God, enjoy your new place of quiet repose, you and your mighty covenant ark;
9 Get your priests all dressed up in justice; prompt your worshipers to sing this prayer:
10 "Honor your servant David; don't disdain your anointed one."
11 God gave David his word, he won't back out on this promise: "One of your sons I will set on your throne;
12 If your sons stay true to my Covenant and learn to live the way I teach them, Their sons will continue the line - always a son to sit on your throne.
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