Psalm 141 Outline
– David cried out to God to come to him (Psalm 141:1-2)
– David prayed that God helped him (Psalm 141:3-4)
– David would rather a righteous man strike or rebuke him than going astray from God (Psalm 141:5)
– David prayed that God take vengeance against his enemies’ evil deeds (Psalm 141:6-7)
– David prayed that God will protect him from the enemies’ snares (Psalm 146:8-10)
Psalm 141 Summary
In Psalm 141:1-2, David cried out to God come quickly to him. He prayed that his prayer will be pleasing to God like incense and the lifting up of his hands like the evening sacrifice.
In Psalm 141:3-4, David prayed that God helped him to control his mouth and emotions so that he won’t sin by saying evil things or having evil intention against his enemies.
In Psalm 141:5, David would rather a righteous man to strike or rebuke him and he will not refuse it than going astray and sinning against God by hating his enemies.
In Psalm 141:6-7, David did not want to hate his enemies but he prayed that God will take vengeance against them for their evil deeds.
In Psalm 146:8-10, David has decided to focus on God. He prayed that God will protect him and keep him from the snares. He prayed that the wicked will fall into their own evil plots.
Psalm 141 Bible Study
1. Don’t have hatred or grudge against your enemies
Christians must love their enemies. They must not hate or have grudge against their enemies. Loving others as much as you love yourself is the second most important commandment of God including your enemies. If your enemies have offended you, you can bring your case to God and ask God to deal with him instead of taking revenge yourself. 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: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. In Ephesians 4:26-27, be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:Neither give place to the devil.
In Psalm 94:1, O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. IN 1 Thessalonians 5:15, see that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.