Psalm 40 Outline
– David prayed patiently and God finally heard his prayer (Psalm 40:1-3)
– Blessed are those who solely rely on God (Psalm 40:4-5)
– God only want us to be obedient (Psalm 40:6-8)
– David never keeps quiet about God’s law (Psalm 40:9-10)
– David prayed that God show him mercy (Psalm 40:11-12)
– David prayed for God’s salvation (Psalm 40:13-16)
– David prayed that God remember him (Psalm 40:17)
Psalm 40 Summary
In Psalm 40:1-3, David prayed persistently and patiently for God to save him from his enemies and finally God answered his prayer. Now, David want to praise God with a new song and a hymn of praise. David hoped that he will be a living testimony to other people so that they will fear God and put his trust in him.
In Psalm 40:4-5, blessed are those who trust and depend on God instead of depending on the world such as power, riches, technology, false gods and etc. God has done so many wonders that no one can count.
In Psalm 40:6-8, God really just want us to be obedient to his commandments, none other than that. The blood of the bulls and goats cannot take away the sins of the people. It only serves as a sign about the things to come, that Jesus Christ will reincarnated into human and offered of his blood to ransom us from our sins once and for all (Hebrews 10:1-18).
In Psalm 40:9-10, David never keep quiet but he always proclaim God’s law and give testimony about God in front of an assembly of people.
In Psalm 40:11-12, David prayed that God never withhold his mercy and rescue him from his enemies when he cries out to him. He prayed that God keep him in his ways for David knew that he will be constantly surrounded with troubles and he also sins from time to time.
In Psalm 40:13-16, David prayed that God will be pleased with him and save him from his enemies. He prayed that his enemies will be put to shame and confusion, ruin and disgrace. He prayed that all who seek him will rejoice and be glad in him and extol God’s name.
In Psalm 40:17, David prayed that God will remember him and save him. God is our help and deliverer.
Psalm 40 Bible Study
1. Be patient in tribulation
We must be patient and pray persistently in tribulation. Everyone will have problem. Problems challenge us and make us grow stronger in faith in God. In Romans 12:12, rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. In Galatians 6:9, And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. In Romans 8:25, But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. In Jeremiah 29:11, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. In Ephesians 4:2, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. In Ephesians 4:6, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.