verse 1: "O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again."
This is so true for Jews... they could sing this verse all over for the last 2000 years. Did they?
And this will be true for Gentile and Jewish Christians too - at the time of the great tribulation, before the day of the Lord. Anyway, for now majority of them don't believe, that they will go through the great tribulation... Well, they will be surprised...
verse 2: "Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh."
Read about earthquakes in the book of Revelation...
verse 3: "Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment."
As I have said - they will be surprised, astonished...
verse 4: "Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah."
I didn't get the meaning of this verse for a long time but now, I think I get it. Banners represent army, nation, the ruler... and such banners are given to those, who fear the Lord. Why? To represent him, to testify about him. Such people, Christians, have his testimony... and they were and are and will be under heavy attack:
Rev 12:17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
And notice that such people have a banner not a sword, weapons... Christians are sheep - to be slain and not to slay anyone. As verse 12 is saying us too: "for he it is that shall tread down our enemies." He will avenge his sheep...
verse 5: "That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me."
Christians call to the Lord to save them.
"God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me."
Which land the Lord has given to Abraham's seed? Let's read:
Gen 15:18 "In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:"
verse 9: "Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?"
The strong city might be Babylon, which is to be destroyed or even heavenly Sion...
If the strong city is Babylon, then Jesus Christ is asking himself - who will bring him into it - to destroy it.
And the answer of course is - God, the Father.
But if we understand this verse from the perspective of a Christian - then a Christian is asking himself:
who will bring me into the city of God? Will I come into the city by my own works, deeds? No, the Lord will bring us into his city.
And Edom? Who is Edom? Esau is Edom from the time, he despised his birthright - as we read in Gen 25:30,34.
And after him, his descendants were named Edom too. Esau or Edom is a picture of worldly minded people, who are strong in this world, violent, who don't care for God nor for life after destruction of their bodies... He was firstborn - first... As Cain was, who killed Abel. He resembles the Devil, who was also the first "Saviour", who "saved" humans from great "terror" of God... He "saved" the world by the tree of knowledge of good and evil... But then the second Saviour, the real one, came, who died for us on his the tree of life :) who really saved us :)
Bible is full of such examples: Saul and David, Antichrist and Christ... First Earth and heaven, which will be destroyed and the second one, which will last for ever.. And so was also with Esau (firstborn) and Jacob (second born). Jacob represents God's sheep. At first he was not enthusiastic about God, he was not a good man... but at the end, he was changed and he loved and trusted the Lord - as every Christian does.
verse 10: "Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?"
Our body will be destroyed - and it seems as if God did cast us off, as if he didn't fight for his people... Those are solely my thoughts about this verse... what I feel.
verse 11: "Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man."
And when we are faced with death - we can turn only to him - because no man can help us at that time.
verse 12: "Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."
And we are back in the garden of Eden - the first prophecy about the final victory of the Lord, which is in more details explained throughout the Bible and especially in the book of Revelation.
Gen 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." He will tread down our enemies and the last enemy, who will be destroyed by him is death - as it is written:
1Co 15:26 "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
Too good to be true? No, not really :)