Psalm 64 Outline
– David begged God to pay attention to his complaint and protect him (Psalm 64:1-2)
– David describe his enemies plotting to kill him although he has done nothing wrong (Psalm 64:3-4)
– David described his enemies are cunning (Psalm 64:5-6)
– David was sure that God will rescue him (Psalm 64:7-8)
– The righteous should rejoice, take refuge and praise God (Psalm 64:9-10)
Psalm 64 Summary
In Psalm 64:1-2, David begged God to hear his complaint and protect him from his enemy, who is conspiring to kill him.
In Psalm 64:3-4, David described the tongues of his enemies like sharpened tongues that resemble swords and the words in their conspiracies like deadly arrows. David described his enemies’ plot to kill him like ambushing and shooting him suddenly without fear. David complaint that he was innocent and did nothing wrong yet his enemies are attacking him.
In Psalm 64:5-6, David described his enemies are cunning, that they encourage each other in their plot to trap and kill David, thinking no one will know about their conspiracy.
In Psalm 64:7-8, David was sure that God will rescue him by destroying his enemies suddenly and bring them to ruin so that all that see their downfall will shake their heads in scorn.
In Psalm 64:9-10, then all mankind will fear and proclaim God’s works after seeing how God strike down David’s enemies. David encouraged the righteous to rejoice, take refuge and praise God.
Psalm 64 Bible Study
1. Let God take vengeance against your enemies but don’t revenge
David complained to God about his enemies, plotting to kill him, even though he had done nothing wrong. Then, he prayed that God punish and destroy his enemies. 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 Leviticus 19:18, thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. In 1 Thessalonians 4:6, that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. In Romans 12:17, recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. In Hebrews 10:30, for we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.