Psalm 44 Outline
– The people knew it was God who help their fathers to conquer Canaan (Psalm 44:1-3)
– The people acknowledge God (Psalm 44:4-8)
– God has abandoned them (Psalm 44:9-12)
– God has made their nation an insulting remark (Psalm 44:13-16)
– All these happened even though the people were still faithful (Psalm 44:17-19)
– The people knew they did not sin by going after idolatry (Psalm 44:20-22)
– The people pleaded God to not reject them (Psalm 44:23-24)
– The people are defeated by the enemies (Psalm 44:25-26)
Psalm 44 Summary
In Psalm 44:1-3, the people said in unity that they knew it was God who help their nation won the land. Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt. Later, under the leadership of Joshua, the Israelites conquered the enemies in the land of Canaan and took over it. They knew it was God who help them win the wars against the Canaanite, not by their own strength.
In Psalm 44:4-8, the people acknowledge God as their king, who help the Israelites win victories against their enemies. The people were determined to give all glory to God and praise his name forever.
In Psalm 44:9-12, but now, it seemed that, God has abandoned them so that their enemies conquered them. Their people have been scattered over the nations and sold for very small amount of money.
In Psalm 44:13-16, God has made their people and country an insulting remark to other neighboring nations.
In Psalm 44:17-19, all these happened even though the people were still faithful in following and doing God’s commandments.
In Psalm 44:20-22, if they had forgotten God and worship other idols, God would have know it because God knows what we think and feel. Yet, they are facing death for no reason, like sheep being slaughtered.
In Psalm 44:23-24, the people pleaded God to not reject them or hide his face and deliver them from their enemies.
In Psalm 44:25-26, the people are defeated by the enemies and will completely vanquish if God don’t come to their help.
Psalm 44 Bible Study
1. Always give all glory to God
Everything we have come from God so we should always give thanks to him. In whatever issue in your life, you should seek God’s guidance and let him guide you. When you depend on God, everything you do will happen smoothly. In 1 Corinthians 10:31, whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. In Colossians 3:17, and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. In 1 Peter 4:11, if any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.