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Psalm 60 Feb. 2 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of The Lily of the Covenant. A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.  1God, You have rejected us. You have broken us down, You have been angry. Restore us again. 2You have made the land tremble, You have torn it. Mend its fractures, for it quakes. 3You have shown Your people hard things, You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger. 4You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5So that Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand, and answer us. 6God has spoken from His sanctuary: I will triumph. I will divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. 7Gilead is Mine and Manasseh is Mine. Ephraim also is the helmet of My head. Judah is My sceptre. 8Moab is My wash basin. I will throw My shoe on Edom, I shout in triumph over Philistia.  9Who will bring me into the strong city? Who has led me to Edom? 10Haven’t You, God, rejected us? You don’t go out with our armies, God. 11Give us help against the adversary, for the help of man is vain. 12Through God we shall do valiantly, for it is He who will tread down our adversaries.   


60:3 You have made us drink the wine- Being given a cup of wine to drink is a double symbol; it speaks of either our eternal blessing (1 Cor. 10:16) or condemnation. The communion service is therefore designed to bring us up against the two possible futures which there are for us; blessing or condemnation. We therefore drink either to our blessing or to our condemnation (1 Cor. 11:29). It is therefore a powerful aid towards self-examination.
 60:9 Who has led me to Edom?- The Psalm title shows that this was a song written in response to Israel’s victory over Edom, but in it David continually emphasizes how their earlier attempt had failed because of their sin. Even when God does great things for us, we must be ever aware of our sins and unworthiness of any victory He gives us.