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By his questions in verse 1, David implied that God saw the trouble but purposely stood afar off and did not intervene. In subsequent verses, David continued to pursue this theme, which troubled him for the moment. However, as the Psalms progressed, David developed and matured in understanding.
Along with the wall, which is 10 meters high and 70 meters long, other structures were found, including a monumental gatehouse and a tower. According to Mazar, the wall is additional proof of the accuracy of the Bible’s description of the grandeur of the period of David and Solomon.
According to 1 Kings 3:1, Solomon brought his royal Egyptian wife “into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”
In the spiritual application, the “destroying wind” is a figurative “storm” from the north coming down on mystic Babylon. We immediately think of Gog from the land of Magog, and “north” pictures God’s vengeance. In the type, God was behind Nebuchadnezzar to visit punishment on Israel, but now we have a completely different picture with Babylon being the focal point. Against the enemies of the truth in the near future will come God’s judgment.
Then suddenly nothing was heard about the 850,000 Jewish refugees. They became “forgotten refugees.” Why? The billion dollar oil financed Arab propaganda machine was heralding worldwide half-truths and non-truths to portray the Palestinians as poor, abused refugees. Dependent on Arab oil, Third World nations and European countries sided with the propaganda—not because it was true, but for economic survival.
Since 1947, the UN General Assembly has passed 101 resolutions favoring Palestinian refugees—none favoring Jewish refugees. Tens of billions of dollars have been disbursed by the UN to provide services and assistance to Palestinian refugees. Not one penny for Jewish refugees deported penniless from Arab countries.
King Solomon the wisest man in all the earth or at least in his day wasted his entire life in the pursuit of knowledge only to find out in the end it was a big waste of time. “There is nothing new under the sun and all is vanity!” The book of Ecclesiastes is a book of repentance from the wisest man to hopefully keep others from the wrong path that he followed. If knowledge isn’t used constructively and in the service of God it is all a waste of time and profits no one. David probably a wiser than Solomon didn’t spend his time on mere knowledge for the sake of knowledge, but on God and in God’s service. Though Solomon was credited for the Temple, it was David who designed and provided most of the materials for it, it was his dream his goal.