Chapter 85: Truth Shall Spring out of the Earth
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah
The author starts this Psalm by telling the Lord that He has been favorable unto the people, the author asks the Lord for His mercy and salvation.
The Lord will speak peace unto His saints; salvation comes to those that fear God.
“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” (Psalms 85:10) With TRUTH, there can be Mercy, and with that righteousness and peace can come.
But the most important verse in this Psalm; “Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.” (Psalms 85:11) – In other words; The Book of Mormon will come out of the Earth (Joseph Smith unearthed gold plates, and translated them into the Book of Mormon) and that Book will bring the world the truth and with that truth righteousness will look down from heaven.
Chapter 86: Saved from the lowest Hell
A Prayer of David
David prays to the Lord and asks Him to “Teach me thy way, O Lord; O will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.” (Psalms 86:11) – This is very interesting, David has asked the Lord to not only lead him and guide him… but David asks the Lord to teach his heart to seek the Lord and not the things of the world. Because if in his heart he fears the Lord, then he will not want to do anything to anger or upset the Lord.
David continues by asking the Lord for his mercy, so that he can be saved from the “…lowest hell.” (Psalms 86:13), this is most likely referring to the “sons of perdition” which is the ultimate hell reserved for those who deny the Holy Ghost and after having been given a perfect knowledge deny the Lord.
The Lord is “…full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Psalms 86:15) – David asks that he can be comforted and saved from his enemies.