Psalm 144 Outline
– David praised God for watching over him (Psalm 144:1-2)
– David questioned God what is mankind that God cares for them (Psalm 144:3-4)
– David called on God to display his power against his enemies (Psalm 144:5-8)
– David will sing a new song to God (Psalm 144:9-10)
– David prayed for God to deliver him from enemies that slander him (Psalm 144:11)
– Israel will thrive in prosperity if God watch over Israel (Psalm 144:12-14)
– Blessed are the people of God (Psalm 144:15)
Psalm 144 Summary
In Psalm 144:1-2, David praised God for watching over him and delivering him from his enemies. God had given David a talent for fighting in war so that he can easily defeat his enemies. David trusted in God as his stronghold, deliverer, and shield in whom he take refuge.
In Psalm 144:3-4, David questioned God what is mankind that God cares for them. David compared men as a breath because their lifespan are limited.
In Psalm 144:5-8, David called on God to display his power against his enemies. He called on God to rescue him from the enemies who are full of lies.
In Psalm 144:9-10, David will sing a new song to God, who gives him victory and deliver him from the sword of his enemies.
In Psalm 144:11, David prayed for God to deliver and rescue him from the foreigners enemies, who always slander his reputation.
In Psalm 144:12-14, if God watch over Israel and protect them from the enemies, they will thrive like well nurtured plants. Their livestock will increase by thousands and they will live in prosperity. If God watch over them, enemies will not be able to capture their city and there will be no cry of distress in the streets.
In Psalm 144:15, blessed are the people of God, who walk in faithfulness to his commandments.
Psalm 144 Bible Study
1. God cares for us
God cares for us but he won’t automatically help us when we face trouble. You should not wait for God to help you automatically because nothing will happen if you don’t pray. If you want God to do a favor for you, you must pray to him and tell him what you want. In Matthew 7:7, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. In 1 John 5:14, and this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. In 1 John 3:22, and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. In 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.