Psalm 77 Outline
– The psalmist cried out to God (Psalm 77:1-2)
– The psalmist grew afraid at the thought of God (Psalm 77:3-6)
– The psalmist wanted to know if God will reject his people forever (Psalm 77:7-9)
– The psalmist wanted to appeal for God’s mercy (Psalm 77:10-12)
– God is holy and whatever he does is just (Psalm 77:13-15)
– God opened a dry path in between the Red Sea (Psalm 77:16-19)
– God acted like a shepherd to the Israelites and led them into Canaan (Psalm 77:20)
Psalm 77 Summary
In Psalm 77:1-2, the psalmist cried out to God for help during distress and sought his help. He stretched out his hands to pray persistently at night and he refused to be comforted.
In Psalm 77:3-6, the psalmist grew afraid at the thought of God. He felt so afraid that he couldn’t close his eyes and speak. He thought about God’s works and his mercies on him and his people in the former days, which made him, sing songs praises to God.
In Psalm 77:7-9, the psalmist wanted to know if God will reject him and his people forever, be angry, stop keeping his promise and never show mercy to them again
In Psalm 77:10-12, the psalmist wanted to appeal to God to show mercy to his people like before. He wanted to remember God about years when he carried out mighty and glorious deeds with his right hand of righteousness for his people long ago.
In Psalm 77:13-15, God is holy and whatever he does is right and just. God is great and he performed miracles. God has performed many miracles among the Israelites in the past. He chose the Israelites to be his people at first. God is a redeemer to those who faithfully follow and do his commandments.
In Psalm 77:16-19, God opened a dry path in between the Red Sea for the Israelites to cross over to the other side when the Egyptian army pursued them. After the Israelites had crossed over to the other side, God made the two stacks of water fall back and covered the Egyptian armies that had chased them into the dry path so that they were all drowned.
In Psalm 77:20, God guided the Israelites in the desert and helped them to conquer Canaan through the Moses and Aaron, like shepherd that lead his flock of sheep.
Psalm 77 Bible Study
1. God is just
God is just and whatever he do is right. If bad things happen in your life, you cannot blame God and stop coming to the church. You must still believe in him and thank him. 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 Ephesians 1:11, in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will. In 1 Peter 2:9, but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: