Psalm 61 Outline
– David begged God to hear his cry (Psalm 61:1)
– David prayed for God to rescue him (Psalm 61:2-3)
– David prayed that God will restore and deliver him from his enemies (Psalm 61:4-5)
– David prayed for God to protect him (Psalm 61:6-7)
– David will continue to offer praises to God (Psalm 61:8)
Psalm 61 Summary
In Psalm 61:1, David begged God to hear his cry and answer his prayer.
In Psalm 61:2-3, David prayed for God’s deliverance from his enemies. David made God his refuge, a strong tower, against his enemies.
In Psalm 61:4-5, David prayed that he will be restored and delivered from his enemies so that he can worship God in his tabernacle and live in God’s land peacefully, which is the heritage of those who fear God.
In Psalm 61:6-7, David prayed for God to protect him from his enemies and prolong his life, as he has been faithful to God.
In Psalm 61:8, then, David will continue to sing praises to God and walk in God’s commandments.
Psalm 61 Bible Study
1. Fear God
David knew that by fearing God, God will watch over him and make all this well for him in life. Fear God means respect God and do God’s commandments. In Psalm 145:19, he will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. In Proverbs 28:14, happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. In Psalm 31:19, oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
In Psalm 61:5, for thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. In Hebrews 11:7, By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. In Hebrews 12:28, wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.