Psalm 59 Outline
– David prayed to God to deliver him from Saul (Psalm 59:1-2)
– David complained to God that King Saul attack him though he has not offended him (Psalm 59:3-5)
– David described his enemies think God won’t punish him for his wicked deeds (Psalm 59:6-8)
– David called God as his strength and fortress (Psalm 59:9-10)
– David prayed that God don’t destroy his enemies but just bring them down (Psalm 59:11-13)
– David described his enemies as not satisfied and kept wanting to do evil (Psalm 59:14-17)
Psalm 59 Summary
In Psalm 59:1-2, David wrote this psalm when King Saul sent soldiers to watch David in his house to kill him (1 Samuel 19:11). David prayed to God to deliver him from Saul who want to take his life.
In Psalm 59:3-5, David cried out to God that King Saul want to take his life even though he has not done anything wrong. David prayed that God punish the wicked nations and show no mercy to wicked traitors.
In Psalm 59:6-8, David described his enemies’ frustration over him, like dogs that are snarling, that the enemies think God won’t punish him for his wicked deeds but God is laughing at them.
In Psalm 59:9-10, David called God as his strength and fortress. David knew God will help him to fight against his enemies so that he will be able to gloat over those who slander him.
In Psalm 59:11-13, but David prayed that God don’t destroy them, just bring them down so that they will know their sins and turn back to him, then God’s name will be glorified to the ends of the earth.
In Psalm 59:14-17, David described his enemies as not satisfied and kept wanting to do evil. David has made up his mind to continue to trust in God and sing praises to him in times of trouble.
Psalm 59 Bible Study
1. Seek God’s help and he will protect you
David cried out to God for help when King Saul sent soldiers to watch over him so that he can kill you. In times of troubles, you should pray and seek God’s help. You should discuss all your problems with God instead of relying on your own strength or the help you can get from the world. If you persistently seek God, God will hear your prayer and deliver you from your difficult circumstances. 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 Psalm 91:1-2, he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. In Proverbs 19:23, the fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. In Romans 12:19, dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. In 2 Timothy 4:18, and the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.