Psalm 86 Bible Study


Psalm 86 Outline


– David prayed for God’s mercy (Psalm 86:1-4)

– God is good, forgiving and abound in love (Psalm 86:5-7)

– There is no gods like Yahweh (Psalm 86:8-10)

– David prayed for God to teach him his ways and give him undivided heart (Psalm 86:11-13)

– David prayed for God to have mercy on him and save him (Psalm 86:14-17)



Psalm 86 Summary


In Psalm 86:1-4, David prayed for God to have mercy on him, watch over and protect him from his enemies.


In Psalm 86:5-7, God is good and forgiving. He is abounded in love to all who call him. David prayed for God to show mercy to him when he call to him during his distress.


In Psalm 86:8-10, there is no gods like Yahweh. He is mighty in deeds and no deeds can compare with him. One day, everyone will come and worship God. Only God is great and do marvelous deeds/


In Psalm 86:11-13, David prayed that God teach him his ways so that he can walk in the truth. He prayed that God give him an undivided heart so that he will fear him. David offered praises to God with all his heart. He knew that God love him, that he had delivered him from death many times.


In Psalm 86:14-17, David confided in God that his enemies, who don’t know God, are attacking him and seeking his life. He pleaded God to have mercy on him and save him.



Psalm 86 Bible Study


1. God is always forgiving and abound in love

God is always ready to forgive and accept us when we sincerely confess our sins and repent. In 1 John 1:9, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In Matthew 18:21-22, then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. In Mark 11:25, and when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. In Matthew 6:14-15, for if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. In Ephesians 4:32, and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.