Psalm 109 Outline
– David confided to God that people are slandering him (Psalm 109:1-5)
– David prayed that God will take vengeance on those who slander him (Psalm 109:6-15)
– David gave God reason for punishing those who slander him (Psalm 109:16-20)
– David prayed that God will deal well with him because he is good to the needy (Psalm 109:21-25)
– David prayed that God will rescue him from his accusers (Psalm 109:26-29)
– David is enthusiastic about praising God in the public (Psalm 109:30-31)
Psalm 109 Summary
In Psalm 109:1-5, David confided in God about deceitful people slandering him in return for his friendship. David knew that it is wrong to take revenge against them so he now asked God to not be silent and take vengeance on them.
In Psalm 109:6-15, David prayed that those who slander him will be opposed by an evil man, tried and found guilty, short lifespan, his children become fatherless and his wife a widow, children be wandering beggars, creditors seize all he has, no one show kindness to him, his descendants be cut off, his iniquity be remembered before God and his memory be cut off from the earth.
In Psalm 109:16-20, David give God a reason for punishing those who slander him. He reasoned that God should punish those who slander him because they never thought of showing kindness to people but kept on oppress the needy and brokenhearted.
In Psalm 109:21-25, David prayed that God will be good to him because he care for the poor and needy. However, he is an object of scorn to those who slander him.
In Psalm 109:26-29, David called on God to save him from his accusers, to let them know that it is God who made him successful so they should not be jealous of him. They may curse but God will bless him and put them to shame.
In Psalm 109:30-31, David is enthusiastic about offering praises to God in the public. God stands at the right hand of the needy and protect them from those who condemn him.
Psalm 109 Bible Study
1. Don’t take vengeance against people
We should never take vengeance against other people. However, you can tell God to deal with your enemies. In Romans 12:19, dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. In Matthew 5:38-39, ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:Â But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. In Hebrews 10:30, for we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.