Psalm 56 Outline
– David begged God to be merciful to him (Psalm 56:1-2)
– David chose to trust in God (Psalm 56:3-4)
– The enemies were eager to take David’s life (Psalm 56:5-6)
– David prayed that God don’t let his enemies escape (Psalm 56:7-8)
– In this way, his enemies will not attack him (Psalm 56:9-11)
– David thanked God in advanced for delivering him from his enemies (Psalm 56:12-13)
Psalm 56 Summary
In Psalm 56:1-2, David begged God to be merciful to him and delivered him from his enemies because his enemies pursue him all day long.
In Psalm 56:3-4, David chose to trust in God, whose word he praise, when he is afraid. David knew that men cannot harm him when he trust and depend on God.
In Psalm 56:5-6, the enemies were eager to take David’s life and they plotted to harm him all day long.
In Psalm 56:7-8, David prayed that God don’t let his enemies escape but punish them in his anger.
In Psalm 56:9-11, in this way, his enemies will turn back and not attack him. David chose to trust in God, whose word he praise. With God by his side, David knew no men can do anything to him.
In Psalm 56:12-13, David thanked God in advanced for delivering him from his enemies. He thanked God for offering guidance to him and keeping him from stumbling so that he can walk before God in the light of life.
Psalm 56 Bible Study
1. Trust and depend on God
David solely trusted and depended on God by seeking God when he is being pursued by his enemies. You should discuss all your problems with God and let him see you through it. You can pray to God in words or in the spirit about your problem. In 2 Samuel 7:28, and now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant.
In Psalm 9:10, and they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. In Psalm 13:5, but I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. In Psalm 20:7, some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. In Psalm 25:1-3, unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
In Psalm 28:7, The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. In Psalm 31:14, But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. In Psalm 37:3-6, Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.