Psalm 4 Outline
– David pleaded for God’s mercy in his distress (Psalm 4:1)
– God protects those who abide in him (Psalm 4:2-3)
– Anger can lead you to sins (Psalm 4:4-5)
– Look to God as our refuge in times of troubles (Psalm 4:6-8)
Psalm 4 Summary
In Psalm 4:1, David pleaded with God to be merciful to him and answer his prayer in his time of distress.
In Psalm 4:2-3, David rebuked those who turn to false gods instead of God. God has set apart those who choose to obey him and do his commandments. God will protect his children when they call out to him for whatever help they need.
In Psalm 4:4-5, being angry is not a sin but anger can lead you to sin. Therefore, a person who is prone to anger is usually prone to sins such as frustrations, hatred, bitterness and etc. Before getting angry, you should examine yourself to see if it is caused by a bitterness and learn to calm down so that you won’t give the devil a foothold (Ephesians 4:27).
In Psalm 4:6-8, many people are tired of waiting upon God. But we should be patient and learn to wait for him because he is faithful and he always fulfill his promise. God is the source of all things so we must always look to him in times of troubles.
Psalm 4 Bible Study
1. Discuss all your problems with God
God is the source of all things. Whatever issue in your life, you must discuss with God and let him guide you. In Jeremiah 29:11, God wants each of his children to have a good future filled with hope. Therefore, we should let God guide us in every decision we make in life so that we can walk in his wonderful plan. In 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
2. Have patience and don’t easily anger
Anger is not a sin but angry can lead you into sinning so you should always calm down and solve things peacefully. When you get angry, you open a doorway of opportunity for Satan to attack you. In Ephesians 4:26, be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.