Psalm 118 Outline
– Give thanks to God because he is good (Psalm 118:1)
– Let everyone who fear God say his love endures forever (Psalm 118:2-4)
– The psalmist cried out to God about his problem (Psalm 118:5-7)
– It is better to trust God rather than men (Psalm 118:8-9)
– The psalmist sought God’s help when being surrounded by nations (Psalm 118:10-12)
– The psalmist was about to be defeated but God came to his help (Psalm 118:13-14)
– God always help the righteous (Psalm 118:15-16)
– The psalmist knew God would save him from his enemies (Psalm 118:17-18)
– The psalmist hoped to become acceptable to God and enter into the sanctuary (Psalm 118:19-21)
– Jesus Christ is the stone which the builders rejected and become the capstone (Psalm 118:22-24)
– Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord (Psalm 118:25-27)
– Give thanks to God and exalt him (Psalm 118:28)
– Give thanks to God for he is good (Psalm 118;29)
Psalm 118 Summary
In Psalm 118:1, give thanks to God because he is good. God’s love for those who are faithful endures forever.
In Psalm 118:2-4, let everyone who fear God say his love endures forever.
In Psalm 118:5-7, the psalmist cried out to God about his problem in his anguish and God delivered him from his enemies.
In Psalm 118:8-9, it is better to surrender your worries to God rather than trusting in men or the solutions from the world to help you solve your problems.
In Psalm 118:10-12, the psalmist was being attacked by nations in war but he seek God’s help and rebuke them in the name of the Lord and they were defeated.
In Psalm 118:13-14, the psalmist was about to be defeated but God came to his help and rescued him.
In Psalm 118:15-16, God always help the righteous.
In Psalm 118:17-18, the psalmist knew God would save him from his enemies so that he will live to testify what God has done for him and give him glory.
In Psalm 118:19-21, the gates of righteousness are the doors of the sanctuary. Only righteous people or people that are ceremonially clean may enter through the doors of the sanctuary. The psalmist hoped he will be acceptable to God so that he can enter into the sanctuary and offer praises and thanksgivings to him.
In Psalm 118:22-24, the stone which the builders rejected and become the capstone, is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was rejected by the Jews and they crucified him to the cross so now salvation has been opened to other nations so that they can inherit eternal life as well.
In Psalm 118:25-27, these are the same words said by the multitude that followed Jesus Christ when entering into Jerusalem.
In Psalm 118:28, give thanks to God and exalt him.
In Psalm 118:29, give thanks to God for he is good.
Psalm 118 Bible Study
1. Trust in God rather than men
Usually, we will sought solutions from men first before coming to God with our problems. We should always discuss our problems with God and let him help us. God wants us to discuss all our problems with him. In Proverbs 3:5-6, trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Â In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In Romans 15:13, now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. In Romans 8:28, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.