Psalm 31 Outline
– David prayed that God will come and rescue him quickly (Psalm 31:1-5)
– David choose to trust in God (Psalm 31:6-8)
– David prayed for God to show him mercy and save him from his enemies (Psalm 31:9-13)
– David believed that God will deliver him from his enemies (Psalm 31:14-18)
– God is good to the faithful (Psalm 31:19-20)
– David praised God for always hearing his cry and saving him from his enemies (Psalm 31:21-22)
– God preserves the faithful but repay the wicked with their evil deeds (Psalm 31:23-24)
Psalm 31 Summary
In Psalm 31:1-5, David choose to take refuge in God whenever he has problem. David prayed that God will turn his ear to him and come quickly to rescue him from his enemies. He completely commit his spirit to God, his redeemer.
In Psalm 31:6-8, David hate the worthless idols. He will only trust and put his hope in God. He knows that God saw his affliction and made way for him to escape from his enemies.
In Psalm 31:9-13, David prayed for God to show mercy to him and help him in his distress because he is being pursued by his enemies. The people that used to respect him now despise him and his friends hide away from him because his enemies are chasing after him. He heard slander about him and his enemies plotting o to kill him.
In Psalm 31:14-18, despite facing with the terror of his enemies, David trusted in God that he will be delivered. David prayed that God deliver him from his enemies so that his name can be glorified. He prayed that God will punish his enemies for their wickedness. David asked God to silence the lying lips of his enemies, who speak with pride and contempt.
In Psalm 31:19-20, David knows that God shows his goodness those who fear him. God protects those who trust and depend in him in their problems.
In Psalm 31:21-22, David praised God for always answering his prayer and coming to rescue him when he is in trouble.
In Psalm 31:23-24, God preserves the faithful but punish the disobedient people by repaying them back with the evil they do. Because God is always on our sides, we should be bold and put our hope in him.
Psalm 31 Bible Study
1. Trust in God
David always trust in God that he will be delivered whenever he is faced with a problem. We should always trust in God and faithfully obey all his commandments. If you put God first in your life, God will always watch over you, protect you and make you the top so that you can become a testimony to others.
In Deuteronomy 1:30-33, the LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. In 2 Samuel 7:28, and now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant. In Psalm 9:10, And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. In Psalm 13:5, but I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. In Psalm 20:7, some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.