Psalm 55 Outline
– David pleaded God to listen to his prayer (Psalm 55:1-3)
– David felt anguish when he think his enemies are hunting him (Psalm 55:4-8)
– David prayed that God confuse the wicked (Psalm 55:9-11)
– David said he could endure if an enemy insult him (Psalm 55:12-14)
– David prayed that God will destroy his enemies by surprise (Psalm 55:15)
– David has been crying out to God to deliver him (Psalm 55:16-19)
– David’s enemy is persuasive in words but evil in his heart (Psalm 55:20-21)
– Cast your cares on God and he will sustain you (Psalm 55:22-23)
Psalm 55 Summary
In Psalm 55:1-3, David pleaded God to listen to his prayer and don’t ignore his plea. David felt oppressed when he think about how his enemy is going to conquer him.
In Psalm 55:4-8, David felt anguish when he think his enemies are hunting him down to kill him. He wished he has wings of a dove so that he can fly away to a shelter and escape from his enemies.
In Psalm 55:9-11, David prayed that God confuse the wicked because he sees the wicked abusing the people in the city.
In Psalm 55:12-14, David said he could endure if an enemy insult or come against him, but it is his close friend, someone whom he once enjoyed sweet fellowship with, who walked with the throng at the house of God, is hunting him.
In Psalm 55:15, David prayed that God will destroy his enemies by surprise because it is the retribution for the evil they did.
In Psalm 55:16-19, David has been crying out to God in the evening, morning and noon, to deliver him from his enemies. God will afflict those who are stubborn and refuse to turn to God.
In Psalm 55:20-21, his companion, who is now hunting him down, violate the covenant by attacking his friends. This person is persuasive in words but he is evil in his heart.
In Psalm 55:22-23, cast your cares on God and he will sustain you. God will never let the righteous fall. But God will destroy the wicked eventually. David is determined to put his trust in God.
Psalm 55 Bible Study
1. Cast all your cares on God
If you are facing a problem, you should surrender it to God and not worry about it. In 1 Peter 5:6-7, Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. In Matthew 11:28-30, come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. In Romans 8:28, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. In Philippians 4:6-7, don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus. In Isaiah 41:10, fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. In Matthew 6:34, take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.