Psalm 34 Outline
– David is determined to praise God at all time (Psalm 34:1-3)
– God is a refuge to those who seek him persistently (Psalm 34:4-7)
– Love God and God will protect you (Psalm 34:8-10)
– God watch over those who have keep themselves holy for him (Psalm 34:11-14)
– God watch over the righteous (Psalm 34:15-16)
– God heard the cries of the righteous and answer them (Psalm 34:17-18)
– A righteous will face problems but God will deliver him (Psalm 34:19-20)
– The evil will be repaid with punishment (Psalm 34:21-22)
Psalm 34 Summary
In Psalm 34:1-3, David wrote this psalm when he pretended to be made before King Abimelech. David has made up his mind to praise God at all time. David hope that the afflicted will rejoice when hearing him praise God. David encouraged others to exalt God’s name with him.
In Psalm 34:4-7, David sought God’s help in prayer and God answered his prayer. Those who look to God for help will be delivered out of their problems. If you patiently and sincerely seek God in prayer, God will surely answer your prayer one day.
In Psalm 34:8-10, every believer should have their personal experience of God’s goodness. Blessed are those who take refuge in God. Fear God and obey his commandments, then, God will watch over you and provide all your needs.
In Psalm 34:11-14, if you want to have a good future with everything going smoothly for you, you must fear God and keep yourself away from sins such as telling lies.
In Psalm 34:15-16, God always watch over the righteous and hear their prayers so that they have good testimonies but he always make sure that bad things happen to the the wicked so that they have bad testimonies. In this way, other people will be able to see the difference and come to faith in Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 34:17-18, God always hear the cries of the righteous and deliver them from their troubles.
In Psalm 34:19-20, a righteous man may face troubles but God will surely deliver him from his troubles so that he has good testimony.
In Psalm 34:21-22, the wicked will be paid back with evil. The foes of the righteous will be condemned . God will redeem those who are faithful to him. No one who take refuge in God will be condemned.
Psalm 34 Bible Study
1. Seek God in times of troubles
Whenever you face troubles, you should pray about it to God. Often, we don’t discuss our problems with God and we first try to solve it by using other ways. Whatever issue in your life, you should discuss it with God and pray for his guidance, then, you will experience God’s goodness in your life. If you sincerely seek God, God will answer your prayer. In Psalm 46:1-3, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;Â Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.