Psalm 143 Outline
– David prayed for God to hear his prayer for mercy (Psalm 143:1-2)
– David was tired of being pursued by the enemies (Psalm 143:3-4)
– David remembered that he used to follow God’s commandments (Psalm 143:5-6)
– David prayed for God to quickly send salvation (Psalm 143:7-10)
– David prayed that God preserve his life (Psalm 143:11-12)
Psalm 143 Summary
In Psalm 143:1-2, David prayed for God to hear his prayer for mercy and come to rescue him from his troubles in his faithfulness and righteousness. He prayed that God won’t punish him for his sins because he reasoned no one is completely holy including him.
In Psalm 143:3-4, David was tired of being pursued by the enemies. He constantly feared that his enemies would find him and kill him so now his spirit grows faint and he felt dismayed.
In Psalm 143:5-6, David remembered that he used to follow God’s commandments and do things that please God. Now, David is seeking for God’s help. He thirsts for his salvation like a parched land.
In Psalm 143:7-10, David prayed for God to quickly send salvation and saved him from the enemies for he had trusted in him and made him his refuge. He prayed that God’s spirit, the Holy Spirit, will lead him to do his will.
In Psalm 143:11-12, David prayed that God preserve his life and bring him out of trouble so that his name can be glorified. He prayed that God silence his enemies and destroy them.
Psalm 143 Bible Study
1. God is compassionate and merciful
God is faithful and he always protects those who do his commandments. When you face problems, you should cry out to God and ask him for guidance. You can pray for the Holy Spirit to give you guidance and see you through your problems. In Romans 9:15, for he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. In Romans 9:16, so then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. In Hebrews 4:16, let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. In Galatians 5:1, stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, for all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.