Psalm 140 Outline
– David cried out to God to protect him (Psalm 140:1-3)
– David prayed that God protect him from the enemies (Psalm 140:4-5)
– David prayed that God heard his cry for mercy (Psalm 140:6-8)
– David prayed that God will strike his enemies with their own evil plots (Psalm 140:9-11)
– God secures the poor and uphold the cause of the needy (Psalm 140:12-13)
Psalm 140 Summary
In Psalm 140:1-3, David cried out to God to protect him from violent men who continually devised evil plans against him. David described the tongues of the enemies were sharp like the serpents and that their lips have poisons because they plot against him.
In Psalm 140:4-5, David prayed that God protect him from the enemies who have always wanted to trap him with all kinds of evil plans.
In Psalm 140:6-8, David prayed that God heard his cry for mercy and deliver him from his enemies. He prayed that God don’t grant the desires of the wicked and let their plans succeed otherwise they will become proud.
In Psalm 140:9-11, David prayed that God will strike his enemies with the troubles their lips have planned against him. He prayed that God will destroy his enemies. He prayed that those slander against him will not be established in the land and be struck with disasters.
In Psalm 140:12-13, God secures the poor and uphold the cause of the needy. The righteous who are faithful in walking in God’s commandments will be blessed by God and they will praise his name.
Psalm 140 Bible Study
1. Seek God as your refuge
Whenever you face problem, you should seek God and discuss it with him. You should discuss all your problems with God. In Proverbs 3:5-6, trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In Psalm 118:8, it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. In James 4:7, submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. In Psalm 118:14, the Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. 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.