Psalm 141 Bible Study

Psalm 141 Outline

 

– David cried out to God to come to him (Psalm 141:1-2)

– David prayed that God helped him (Psalm 141:3-4)

– David would rather a righteous man strike or rebuke him than going astray from God (Psalm 141:5)

– David prayed that God take vengeance against his enemies’ evil deeds (Psalm 141:6-7)

– David prayed that God will protect him from the enemies’ snares (Psalm 146:8-10)

 

 

Psalm 141 Summary

 

In Psalm 141:1-2, David cried out to God come quickly to him. He prayed that his prayer will be pleasing to God like incense and the lifting up of his hands like the evening sacrifice.

In Psalm 141:3-4, David prayed that God helped him to control his mouth and emotions so that he won’t sin by saying evil things or having evil intention against his enemies.

In Psalm 141:5, David would rather a righteous man to strike or rebuke him and he will not refuse it than going astray and sinning against God by hating his enemies.

In Psalm 141:6-7, David did not want to hate his enemies but he prayed that God will take vengeance against them for their evil deeds.

In Psalm 146:8-10, David has decided to focus on God. He prayed that God will protect him and keep him from the snares. He prayed that the wicked will fall into their own evil plots.

 

 

Psalm 141 Bible Study

 

1. Don’t have hatred or grudge against your enemies

Christians must love their enemies. They must not hate or have grudge against their enemies. Loving others as much as you love yourself is the second most important commandment of God including your enemies. If your enemies have offended you, you can bring your case to God and ask God to deal with him instead of taking revenge yourself. 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 Matthew 5:38-39, ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

 

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. In Ephesians 4:26-27, be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:Neither give place to the devil.

In Psalm 94:1, O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself. IN 1 Thessalonians 5:15, see that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Psalm 140 Bible Study

 

Psalm 140 Outline

 

– David cried out to God to protect him (Psalm 140:1-3)

– David prayed that God protect him from the enemies (Psalm 140:4-5)

– David prayed that God heard his cry for mercy (Psalm 140:6-8)

– David prayed that God will strike his enemies with their own evil plots (Psalm 140:9-11)

– God secures the poor and uphold the cause of the needy (Psalm 140:12-13)

 

 

Psalm 140 Summary

 

In Psalm 140:1-3, David cried out to God to protect him from violent men who continually devised evil plans against him. David described the tongues of the enemies were sharp like the serpents and that their lips have poisons because they plot against him.

 

In Psalm 140:4-5, David prayed that God protect him from the enemies who have always wanted to trap him with all kinds of evil plans.

 

In Psalm 140:6-8, David prayed that God heard his cry for mercy and deliver him from his enemies. He prayed that God don’t grant the desires of the wicked and let their plans succeed otherwise they will become proud.

 

In Psalm 140:9-11, David prayed that God will strike his enemies with the troubles their lips have planned against him. He prayed that God will destroy his enemies. He prayed that those slander against him will not be established in the land and be struck with disasters.

 

In Psalm 140:12-13, God secures the poor and uphold the cause of the needy. The righteous who are faithful in walking in God’s commandments will be blessed by God and they will praise his name.

 

Psalm 140 Bible Study

 

1. Seek God as your refuge

Whenever you face problem, you should seek God and discuss it with him. You should discuss all your problems with God. In Proverbs 3:5-6, trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In Psalm 118:8, it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. In James 4:7, submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. In Psalm 118:14, the Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. In Romans 15:13, now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 139 Bible Study

 

Psalm 139 Outline

 

– David knew that God searched him (Psalm 139:1-4)

– God has been on every side of David (Psalm 139:5-6)

– David described God’s omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10)

– David knew God will be there with him even in darkness (Psalm 139:11-12)

– David knew that God had known him before birth (Psalm 139:13-16)

– God has great wisdom (Psalm 139:17-18)

– David prayed for God to punish his enemies (Psalm 139:19-22)

– David prayed for God to search his heart and examine him (Psalm 139:23-24)

 

 

Psalm 139 Summary

 

In Psalm 139:1-4, David knew that God searched him and knew him. God knows everything. He knew when David sit and rise. He knew when he go out and lie down. He is familiar with all of David’s ways. Before David speaks a word, God already know what he is going to speak.

 

In Psalm 139:5-6, God has been on every side of David and protected him from his enemies whenever David face problems.

 

In Psalm 139:7-10, David described God’s omnipresence by saying he cannot escape from his Spirit or flee from his presence. God is there wherever he is, guiding and holding him fast with his right hand.

 

In Psalm 139:11-12, although darkness will hide him, God will still be there with him to protect him.

 

In Psalm 139:13-16, David knew that God had known him since he was in his mother’s womb. David described God knitting David in his mother’s womb. God already knew what will happen in David’s lives before David was born.

In Psalm 139:17-18, God has so much wisdom and thoughts that they could not be counted.

 

In Psalm 139:19-22, David prayed that God will punish his enemies.

 

In Psalm 139:23-24, David prayed for God to search his heart and examine him if there is anything in his thoughts, feelings and actions that have offended him so that he can gain eternal life.

 

 

Psalm 139 Bible Study

 

1. God is omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotent

God is omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotent. He knew everything. He is everywhere. He is almighty and nothing is impossible for him. In Psalm 147:5, Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. In Isaiah 40:28,  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. In Jeremiah 1:5,  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. In1 John 3:20, for if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

 

In Proverbs 15:3, the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. In Colossians 1:17, and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. In Job 34:21, for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. In Luke 1:37, for with God nothing shall be impossible.

 

Psalm 138 Bible Study

 

Psalm 138 Outline

 

– David will offer praises to God with all his heart (Psalm 138:1-3)

– May all the kings offer praises to God (Psalm 138:4-5)

– God increases the lowly and decreases the haughty (Psalm 138:6-8)

 

 

Psalm 138 Summary

 

In Psalm 138:1-3, David will praise and sing to God sincerely with all his heart. He wanted to bow down to God and praise God’s love and faithfulness for God is exalted above all things, his name and his word. When David cried out to God in prayer, God answered him and this made him bold against his enemies.

 

In Psalm 138:4-5, may all the kings of the earth offer praises to God when they hear God’s words. May they sing about God’s ways because God’s glory is great.

 

In Psalm 138:6-8, God always exalt those who are humble and bring down those who are proud. David thanked God for listening to his prayer when he was facing trouble and saved him from his enemies. God, the creator of all things did not abandon David but saved him.

 

 

Psalm 138 Bible Study

 

 

1. Be humble

Christians must always be humble and give all glory to God. Christians must be thankful to God for everything they have including wealth, job, family and etc. In Matthew 23:12, and whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. In James 4:6, but he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Psalm 137 Bible Study

 

Psalm 137 Outline

 

– The Levites felt sad having to sing a song to their Babylonian captor (Psalm 137:1-3)

– The captives Jews responded they couldn’t sing because it is like insulting them (Psalm 137:4-6)

– The psalmist prayed for God to take vengeance against Edom (Psalm 137:7)

– The psalmist prayed for God to take vengeance against Babylonians (Psalm 137:8-9)

 

 

Psalm 137 Summary

 

In Psalm 137:1-3, the Levites were responsible for taking care of the musical instruments used in the temple worship. They were sad and sat down by the rivers of Babylon weeping when they remembered Zion because their captors have demanded them to sing a song while they are being taken as captives to Babylon.

 

In Psalm 137:4-6, the captives Jews responded that they could not sing because this is like an insult from the enemies. While they were being held captives, the enemies demanded them to sing a song of praise. The psalmist said may his right hand forget its skill, his tongue cling to the roof of the mouth if he forgets Jerusalem. In other words, may God forget him and his presence not be with him if he forget Jerusalem.

 

In Psalm 137:7, the psalmist prayed that God will take vengeance against the Edomites because they wanted Jerusalem to be completely torn down to the foundation on the day Jerusalem was conquered.

 

In Psalm 137:8-9, the psalmist prayed that God will take vengeance against Babylon, who conquered Jerusalem and taken them as captives by taking the little ones of the Babylonians and dashing them against the rocks. This is done as retaliation against the Babylonians who did the same to the Jews.

 

 

Psalm 137 Bible Study

 

1. Godly vengeance

Taking vengeance against your enemies is a sin. The Bible teaches us to love one another as much as we love ourselves. In 2 Corinthians 7:11, For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

In Romans 12:17-21, recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

In Ephesians 4:31-32, let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Psalm 135 Bible Study

 

Psalm 135 Outline

 

– Praise God’s name, all servants of the Lord (Psalm 135:1-2)

– Praise God’s name for he is good (Psalm 135:3-4)

– God is the most powerful and greatest (Psalm 135:5-7)

– God helped the Israelites escape from Egypt and conquered the land of Canaan (Psalm 135:8-12)

– God’s name will be renown through all generations (Psalm 135:13-14)

– The idols of the nations are men made (Psalm 135:15-18)

– Praise God, all who fear him (Psalm 135:19-21)

 

 

Psalm 135 Summary

 

In Psalm 135:1-2, praise God’s name, all servants of the Lord, who serve him in the house of God.

In Psalm 135:3-4, praise God’s name for he is good. Praise God for that pleases him. The descendants of Jacob, the Israelites were the first nation that was chosen by God to be his own people.

In Psalm 135:5-7, God is the most powerful and greatest. He can do whatever that pleases him. He makes the clouds rise from the end of the earth, send lightning, and winds.

In Psalm 135:8-12, God killed all the firstborns of Egypt including human beings, and animals in the final plague. After this plague, pharaoh finally let the Israelites go. God had helped the Israelites defeated many nations and kings including King Sihon of Amorites, King Og of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan. He helped the Israelites conquer the Canaanites so that they can settle in the land.

 

In Psalm 135:13-14, God’s name will be renown through all generations. God is compassionate and always willing to forgive us when we repent and confess our sins.

 

In Psalm 135:15-18, the idols of the nations are men made. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.

In Psalm 135:19-21, praise God, all who fear him. Praise God, whose dwelling place was in the temple in Zion, Jerusalem.

 

 

Psalm 135 Bible Study

 

 

1. Idolatry is a sin

 

All kinds of idolatries are sins. Christians should get rid of all objects that has to do with idolatry no matter if you worship them or not. Christians should not enter into temple or places that has to do with idolatry, even if it is just for visiting. Anything that you put first place other than God is also considered idolatry.

 

In Exodus 20:3-6, thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

In 1 John 5:21, little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. In Jonah 2:8, They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. In Colossians 3:5, mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. In Psalm 16:4, their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

In Galatians 5:19-21, now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. In 1 Corinthians 10:14, wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

Psalm 134 Bible Study

 

Psalm 134 Outline

 

– All good men are God’s servants (Psalm 134:1-2)

– God bless those who do good (Psalm 134:3)

 

 

Psalm 134 Summary

 

In Psalm 134:1-2, all good men are servants of God. When someone does a good thing, he is serving God regardless of whether he is a Christian or not. Thus, they are praising God and giving him the glory.

In Psalm 134:3, when you do good, God, who is the maker of heaven and earth will bless you.

 

 

Psalm 134 Bible Study

 

1. Be kind to one another

Christians must love and be kind to one another including their enemies. If you see other people in need, you must help him. If you are kind and never seek retribution on your enemies but always helping them, people will be able to see that you are a real disciple of Christ. In Matthew 22:36-40, Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. In 1 John 4:20, if a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? In Romans 12:10, be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another

Psalm 133 Bible Study

 

Psalm 133 Outline

 

– Live in peace and unity (Psalm 133:1-3)

 

 

Psalm 133 Summary

 

In Psalm 133:1-3, how good it is if we live together in peace and unity. The psalmist described the blessing of living in unity like precious oil poured on the head and drizzle down on the beard and collard of the robes. It is like the dew of Mount Hermon falling on Mount Zion. Hermon is a very high hill located further down from Jordan. The psalmist said this because the dew of Mount Hermon can never fall on Mount Zion.

 

 

Psalm 133 Bible Study

 

1. Live in peace with one another

Christians must live in peace and unity with one another. Christians must avoid grumbling, complaining and quarreling against one another. In 2 Corinthians 13:11, finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. In Romans 12:16, be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Psalm 132 Bible Study

 

Psalm 132 Outline

 

– The psalmist prayed that God remember the covenant he made to David (Psalm 132:1)

– David made an oath that he will not rest until he builds a temple for God (Psalm 132:2-5)

– David brought the ark of God to Jerusalem (Psalm 132:6-9)

– The psalmist prayed for God to keep the covenant he made to David (Psalm 132:10-12)

– God’s presence dwells in Jerusalem (Psalm 132:13-16)

– God will raise up a horn of David from Jerusalem (Psalm 132:17-18)

 

 

Psalm 132 Summary

 

In Psalm 132:1, the psalmist prayed that God remember the covenant he made to David, that a descendant from his family line will always sit on the throne. David had done his best to obey God and walk in his commandments during his lifetime as king of Israel. God had stood by David’s side and saw him through all his troubles whenever he cried out to him.

In Psalm 132:2-5, David made an oath that he will not rest until he build a temple for God. David had always wanted to build a temple for God. He asked the prophet Nathan for advice and he at first said he should do what he want. Later, God revealed to David through Nathan that he did not want him to build a temple because he had killed too many people. His son, Solomon, will build a temple for God instead (2 Samuel 7).

In Psalm 132:6-9, the ark of the covenant was formerly located in Shiloh, also known as Ephrathah. Previously, the ark of the covenant was captured by the Philistines. But God struck plagues on the Philistines people wherever the ark was brought to. The Philistines were afraid of the ark as its people have suffered considerably from the plagues so they decided to send it back to the Israelites. They sent back the ark on a new cart pulled by two cows that have calved but never yoked before. They sent the ark on the cart along with five models of gold rats and five models of tumors. The cows arrived at the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh. God killed 70 men from Beth Shemesh because they looked into the ark. Therefore, they sent the men of Kiriath Jearim to take the ark up to the hose of Abinadab on the hill. The ark remained in Kiriath Jearim, also known as the fields of the wood, the city of woods until David came to bring it to his palace (1 Samuel 6-7). But when David and the people were bringing it to Jerusalem, God struck Uzzah dead on Nachon threshing floor because he tried to took hold of it as the oxen stumbled. Then, David had the ark brought to the house of Obededom. When David saw how God had blessed the house of Obededom because of the ark, he and his people went to brought it into the tent in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6).

In Psalm 132:10-12, the psalmist prayed that God will not neglect in keeping the promise he made to David, that a descendant will sit on the throne. This is on condition that they obey him and walk in his commandments.

In Psalm 132:13-16, God has chosen Jerusalem, to be the place where the temple is to be built. God’s presence dwells in the temple in Jerusalem. God promised to watch over the inhabitants of Jerusalem and bless them if they obey him and walk in his commandments.

In Psalm 132:17-18, God will raise up a horn of David to bud in Jerusalem, which is referring to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The enemies of Jesus Christ, those who hate him will be defeated and Jesus will reign as king forever.

 

 

Psalm 132 Bible Study

 

1. Blessings come from obedience to God’s commandments

Jerusalem eventually was conquered by the King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon because the king and its people rebelled against God and pursued after idolatry. If you want God to bless you, you must obey him and walk in his commandments. In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, and it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Psalm 131 Bible Study

 

Psalm 131 Outline

 

– David humbled himself when he come before God (Psalm 131:1-2)

– The Israelites should put their hope in God (Psalm 131:3)

 

 

Psalm 131 Summary

 

In Psalm 131:1-2, David comes before God with a humble heart. Everyone has pride. It is important to remove our pride and only attribute all the glory to God.

In Psalm 131:3, the Israelites should put their hope in God and trust in him.

 

 

Psalm 131 Bible Study

 

1. Have faith in God

We must always have faith in God. In whatever issue we face in life, we should surrender it to God.  When you pray, you must pray according to the will of God and have faith that you will receive what you pray for. In Philippians 4:6, be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. In 1 John 5:14, and this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: