Psalm 41 Outline
– Blessed are those who care for the weak (Psalm 41:1-3)
– David prayed for God’s mercy (Psalm 41:4-6)
– David confided in God in prayer (Psalm 41:7-9)
– David prayed for God to restore him back (Psalm 41:10-12)
– David extol God (Psalm 41:13)
Psalm 41 Summary
In Psalm 41:1-3, blessed are those who care for the weak because they help to care for God’s people. Therefore, God will also watch over them, protect them, preserve their live, not surrender them to their enemies, and restore them on sickbed.
In Psalm 41:4-6, David prayed for God’s mercy. He complained to God about his enemies pretending to say good things but has ill intentions in their hearts. He complained that his enemies only speak good things in front of him but they spread slander after going away.
In Psalm 41:7-9, David confided in God in prayer that his enemies are saying among one another predicting bad things that will happen to him, hoping that he will die. David complained that even his close friend has opposed him.
In Psalm 41:10-12, David prayed for God to restore him back so that his enemies cannot triumph over him.
In Psalm 41:13, David extol God, who exists forever.
Psalm 41 Bible Study
1. Be kind to others
Christians must love and be kind to one another. If you see someone in need of help, you should do your best to help him. Ignoring someone who is needy is a sin. By loving one another, you make yourself a good testimony to others as a Christian. In Ephesians 4:32, And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. In 2 Peter 1:7, and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. In 1 Peter 3:8, finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: In Colossians 3:12, put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. In 1 John 3:17, but whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? In Galatians 6:10, as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. In 1 Peter 3:9, not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. In Galatians 6:2, bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.