Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >
A prayer for victory over Edom, the enemy of God's people.
st. 1 =vv. 1-5
st. 2 = vv. 6-8
st. 3 =vv. 9-12
This lament, in contrast to the immediately preceding ones, takes on a national scope, focusing on Israel's defeat by a foreign nation. Though Israel has suffered God's rejection in battle, the psalmist appeals for help (st. 1) from God, who has declared that Israel is his kingdom (“Judah [is] my scepter”), and who will triumph over Edom and other enemies (st. 2). Relying on that declaration, the psalmist encourages us to pray with confidence that God will give victory to his people, his church (st. 3). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.
When the church has suffered defeat or is otherwise in need of encouragement in its spiritual warfare.
Display Title: O God, You Have Rejected UsFirst Line: O God, you have rejected usTune Title: XAVIERAuthor: Marie J. PostMeter: CMDScripture: Psalm 60Date: 1987Subject: Biblical Names & Places | Judah; Temptation & Trial | ; Afflictions | ; Victory |