Bible Study Outline on Queen Esther

Search for a Young Virgin in the Kingdom to Become the Queen

 

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King Ahasuerus decided to find another queen after he divorced Queen Vashti. He divorced Queen Vashti because she refused to come before him and show off her beauty to the people. HIs personal attendants suggested that searches be made for young virgins for the king.

There was a young Jewish man called Mordecai who lived in the citadel of Susa after he was carried into exile from Jerusalem. Mordecai had a orphan cousin, called Hadassah, whom he had helped to bring up. Her name is also known as Esther. Esther was among one of the many women that were taken into the palace.

Before going to the king, each woman had to go through 12 months of beauty treatments. In the first 6 months, the young woman will be treated with oil of myrrh. In the second 6 months, the young woman will be treated with perfumes. Esther followed Hegai’s suggestions and she won the favor of others. She entered into the royal residence in the month of Tebeth, the 10th month.

King Ahasuerus liked Esther more than oher women so he crowned her as the queen. After that, King Ahasuerus held a large banquet, proclaimed a holiday and distributed gifts to the people.

 

Mordecai Prevented an Assassination Attempt

 

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Mordecai already become a guard at the king’s gate when the virgins came together for the second time. Modercai reported the conspiration of Bigthana and Teresh to assasinate King Ahasuerus.When it was found that the report is true, the two officials were impaled on the poles. The incident was recorded in the book of annals.

Haman’s Plan to Destroy the Jews

 

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At this time, King Ahasuerus promoted Haman into the highest official in the kingdom. Haman noticed that Mordecai don’t bow down to pay honor to Haman so he was enraged. Mordecai refused to bow down to Haman because he was a Jew. When Haman found out that Mordecai was a Jew, he plotted to kill all the Jews in the kingdom.

 

Mordecai Asked for Esther’s Help

 

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Haman suggested to King Ahasuerus that he issue a decree to destroy the Jews. According to Haman, the Jews were disobedient to the king’s laws so the king should not tolerate them.  On the 13th of the first month, the royal secretary put in words the script into the languages of 127 provinces and sealed it with King Ahasuerus’ ring. After that, dispatchers sent the decree to all the provinces. The script contained order to destroy all the Jews. When the Jews read the king’s order, they became sad.

When Mordecai learned about the news, he tore his clothes, wore sack clothes, put ashes and go around wailing loudly. Esther sent clothes for Mordecai when she found out about it. However, Mordecai refused to put on the clothes. After that, Esther sent Hathak, the eunuch that attended her to ask Mordecai why he was troubled.

When Hathak asked Mordecai, Mordecai told him all about it and gave him a copy of the edict published in Susa. Mordecai asked Esther to go to the king and beg him to have mercy on the people. At first, Esther was reluctant to help. She agreed to help after Mordecai rebuked him, saying they would eventually find a way to escape, but she and her father’s family will perish. Before Esther go into the king’s presence, she asked the Jews in Susa to fast with her for 3 days.

On the 3rd day, Esther wore her royal robe and went into the king’s hall. The king led out his scepter and asked her what she want. She replied she wanted the king and Haman to come to a dinner she had prpared.

Both the king and Haman attended Esther’s banquet. While they were drinking, the king asked Esther what does she want. In turn, Esther replied that she will answer the question after the king and Haman to attend another banquet that she prepare for them tomorrow.

The next day, the king and Haman attended Esther’s banquet. During the meal, the king asked Esther what does she want again. This time, Esther revealed the evil plot of Haman to kill her and her people. King Ahasuerus was angry when he learned about it and he went into the palace garden.

Haman stayed behind to beg for his life. When King Ahasuerus return from the palace garden, he saw Haman falling on the couch where Esther was reclining and he got even more furious. Haman’s face was covered and he was impaled on the 50 cubits tall pole that he had constructed for Mordecai.

 

Esther Saved the Jews

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King Ahasuerus gave Esther the permission to write another decree to overrule the decree that Haman had dispatched. Mordecai was put in charge over Haman’s estate. He was also promoted and now wear royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen.

The royal secretaries put down Mordecai’s orders on the script and sent to the 127 provinces. The order ruled that the Jews can defend themselves againat the enemies on the 13th of the twelth month, Adar. The Jews celebrated after reading the law published in their cities. A large number of people of other nationalities became Jews because they were afraid of getting killed during the war.The

On the 13th of Adar, the Jews killed the enemies. he 10 sons of Haman were also killed. Esther requested that the 10 sons of Haman be impaled on the poles and the king ordered it to be done. Esther begged the king to extend the edict to the next day so that the Jews also come together to kill the enemies on the 14th of Adar.

The Jews celebrated the victory by giving food and gifts to the poor. This festival is called Purim. Queen Esther and Mordecai wrote letters to the 127 provinces to confirm the celebration of Purim.

 

What Can We Learn from Esther?

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Esther was courageous. She risked her life to beseech the king to beg him to save the Jews. Anyone who go into the king’s presence without being summoned will die if the king did not hold out the scepter. We must be courageous at necessary circumstances in order to carry out the king’s commandment. In whatever situation, you must seek God in prayer and ask him to help you.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV)

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV)

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)

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. (Romans 8:28 KJV)

Bible Study Outline on Aaron

Aaron was the helper of Moses. First God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses happened to encounter God in a burning bush when he was looking after the sheep of his father in law, Jethro. He was curious to see a bush that has flame of fire but not burning so he came there to see what was happening. When he came to the burning bush, God told him to take off his shoes because he was standing on the Holy Ground. God wanted Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt but Moses resused that. He told God that no one would believe him so God let him work miracles with his staff. Then, he complained that he was not eloquent. God was angry with Moses and he said he would send his older brother, Aaron to become his assistant.

When Moses was on his way to Egypt, Aaron met him. Moses and Aaron gathered the Israelites together and told them that God had sent them to deliver them out of their slavery in Egypt. Aaron was the assistant of Moses. He was the one that held his staff over to perform miracles. God spoke to Moses and Moses told Aaron what God spoke to him so that Aaron could do God’s commands. Moses acted like God to Aaron. “And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.” (Exodus 7:1-2 KJV)

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God used Moses and Aaron to struck Egypt with 1o plagues including the plague of blood, the plague of frogs, the plague of gnats, the plague of flies, the plague of livestock, the plague of boils, the plague of hail, the plague of locusts, the plague of darkness, and the plague of firstborn. After the final plague of the firstborn, Pharaoh let Israelites go but he changed his mind later and pursued them when they were near the Red Sea. God performed a miracle by dividing the Red Sea and the Israelites crossed over safely.

Aaron Made the Golden Calf

The story about how Aaron made the golden calf can be found in Exodus 32. Moses went up to Mount Sinai to receive the Law and Commandments from God in stones. Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. When the Israelites saw that Moses disappeared, they turned away from God and asked Aaron to make a golden calf. Aaron agreed and instructed them to remove their golden earrings. After collecting the golden earrings, Aaron melted them and fashioned them into a golden idol. Then some Israelites proclaimed before the public that the golden calf was their god. Aaron built an altar when he saw this and announced a festival of the golden calf on the next day.

When Moses was on Mount Sinai, God told him that the Israelites had already turned away from him and bowed down before the golden calf. When Moses and Joshua were coming down from the mountain, Joshua heard people shouting out in the camp and that was like the sound of war. Moses replied he did not hear the sound of victory or defeat but he heard the sound of singing. When Moses reached the bottom of the mountain, he was very angry with the Israelites for worshiping the golden idol. He burned the golden calf in fire.

Moses asked Aaron why he made the golden calf and he answered that Israelites forced him. Moses said people that they should repent and go to the Lord with him. Only Levites went. Then Moses said the Levites to take their swords and kill their brothers, friends and neighbors. The Levites did what Moses said and killed many Israelites. On the next day Moses interceded for the Israelites and God relented from his anger.

God Punished Aaron’s Two Sons for Offering Unauthorized Fire

Aaron had four sons including Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. Nadab and Abihu sinned by offering strange fire. They are not supposed to light the offerings in the censers. They are supposed to wait for God to send the fire to consume the offering. Thus, they were offering unauthorized fire from God. God was very angry with them and he consumed them with fire. Moses did not allow Aaron or his other sons but his relatives may mourn for their death. Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel carried out the corpses of Nadab and Abihu. This account can be found in Leviticus 10.

Aaron Pleaded God to Cure Miriam’s Leprosy

One day, Aaron and Miriam started to talk against Moses. They did not think that Moses should be the leader of the Israelites. They felt that other people are also qualified to the leader of Israelites. Moses was a very humble person. In fact, he was the most humble man on earth (Numbers 12:3). Then, God summoned the three of them out to the Tent of Meeting. God said Moses is the one he had chosen to lead the Israelites. Moses had been faithful in all that God commanded him to do. Because Moses was faithful, God spoke to him face to face, clearly and he can see th eform of God.

God was very angry with Aaron and Miriam and he struck Miriam with leprosy. Miriam’s skin turned white as snow due to leprosy after the cloud lifted from the tent. Aaron begged Moses to not let Miriam suffer from leprosy. Moses cried out to God and God instructed Miriam to be confined outside the camp for 7 days. After Miriam was confined outside the camp for 7 days, she was healed from the leprosy. The Israelites did not moved on until Miriam returned back to the camp.

Aaron’s Staff Budded with Almond Blossoms

God commanded Moses to collect the staff from each of the 12 tribal leaders. The name of the tribal leader is to be written on the staff. Moses was to put the staff of the 12 tribal leaders along with Aaron’s staff in the Tent of Meeting. The staff of the man whom God chose to become priest will sprout.

In the next day, the staff of Aaron started to sprout and bud. Moses presented the staffs of the 12 tribal leaders to the Israelites. The staff of Aaron was placed in front of the ark of the covenant. God did this so that there will be no more grumbling against him and fighting of the priesthood and that they will not die. This account can be found in Numbers 17.

Psalm 150 Bible Study

 

Psalm 150 Outline

 

– Praise God in the sanctuary (Psalm 150:1)

– Praise God for his wonders (Psalm 150:2)

– Praise God with all kinds of music instruments (Psalm 150:3-5)

– Let every creation that has life praise God (Psalm 150:6)

 

 

Psalm 150 Summary

 

In Psalm 150:1, praise God in the sanctuary or the heaven, where he is enthroned and reign over the universe.

In Psalm 150:2, praise God for the miracles and wonders he had performed among the people as testimonial of his existence, that are to be remembered from generation to generation.

In Psalm 150:3-5, praise God with all kinds of music instruments including trumpet, harp, lyre, tambourine, dancing, strings, flute, and cymbals.

In Psalm 150:6, let every creation of God that has the breath of life praise him.

 

 

Psalm 150 Bible Study

 

1. Use different music instruments to praise God

Every day, you should set apart a time to pray and worship God. You can sing praises to God at anytime. For example, you can sing a hymn to God when doing household chores. You can use different types of music instruments to praise God such as tambourine, guitar, drums and etc. When worshiping, you should raise both of your hands and worship God in spirit and truth. In Ephesians 5:19, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. In Colossians 3:16, let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. In John 4:24, God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Psalm 149 Bible Study

 

 

Psalm 149 Outline

 

– Sing a new song to God (Psalm 149:1)

– Let the Israelites rejoice in God (Psalm 149:2-5)

– May God take vengeance on the enemies (Psalm 149:6-9)

 

Psalm 149 Summary

 

In Psalm 149:1, sing a new song to God and praise him in the assembly of the faithful.

In Psalm 149:2-5, let the Israelites rejoice in God, the creator and praise him with dancing, tambourine, and harp. God delights in those who fear him and humble themselves down to acknowledge him. Therefore, those who humble themselves to God will inherit eternal life in heaven.

In Psalm 149:6-9, may God take vengeance on the enemies of the Israelites and capture them so that the Israelites can offer praises to God. The two edged swords in their hands refer to God’s words. One edge of the sword is God’s laws and the other edge of the sword is the gospel. God’s laws cut into the hearts of men, working in their conscience and convict them of their sins. The other edge of the sword is the gospel, which cut down self centeredness in a human being, teaching them to deny themselves and ungodliness.

 

 

Psalm 149 Bible Study

 

1. Meditate on God’s words every day

Christians should read the bible and meditate on God’s words every day. God’s word is the double edged sword. If you read the bible, you will know and understand how God wants you to live your life. In Hebrews 4-12, for the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. In Ephesians 5:26, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, In Ephesians 6:17, and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Psalm 148 Bible Study

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Psalm 148 Outline

 

– Praise God, all his creations (Psalm 148:1-6)

– Praise God all creatures of the earth (Psalm 148:7-12)

– Praise God and exalt his name (Psalm 148:13-14)

 

Psalm 148 Summary

 

In Psalm 148:1-6, praise God, all his creations including angels, heavenly hosts, stars, waters above the skies, and other creatures on earth.

In Psalm 148:7-12, praise God, all sea creatures, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds, mountains, hills, fruit trees, cedars, wild animals, cattle, small creatures, flying birds, kings, nations, princes, rulers, young men, maidens, old men and children.

In Psalm 148:13-14, let them offer praises to God and exalt his name.

 

 

Psalm 148 Bible Study

 

1.Always praise God and give thanks to him

It is wrong to blame God when problem happens. When problem happens, we must pray about it and keep on thanking him, believing that he will answer our prayers and see us through our problems. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. In Ephesians 5:20, giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Colossians 3:17, and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Psalm 147 Bible Study

 

Psalm 147 Outline

 

– Praise God’s name (Psalm 147:1)

– God brought back the Israelites to Jerusalem after they repent (Psalm 147:2-3)

– God knows every star in the sky (Psalm 147:4-6)

– Sing and make music to God (Psalm 147:7-9)

– God delights in a person who fear him (Psalm 147:10-11)

– The people of Jerusalem should praise God (Psalm 147:12-14)

– God controls the weather on earth (Psalm 147:15-18)

– The Israelites nation is the first nation to receive God’s law and commandments (Psalm 147:19-20)

 

 

Psalm 147 Summary

 

In Psalm 147:1, praise God’s name. It is pleasing and fitting to praise God.

In Psalm 147:2-3, God brought back the exile Israelites to Jerusalem and restore them after they humble themselves and turn back to God.

In Psalm 147:4-6, God knows how many stars there are in the sky. He knows the name of every star in the sky. The stars may refer to the saints that shine with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. God lifts up the humble and bring down the wicked.

In Psalm 147:7-9, sing and make music to God with harp. God is the provider for every living being on earth. God provides rain on earth and make the grass grow. He is the providence of the cattle and ravens.

In Psalm 147:10-11, God does not delight in a person who is powerful but he delights in a person who fear him and walk in his commandments.

In Psalm 147:12-14, the people of Jerusalem should praise God because he protect and grant peace and rich harvest to them.

In Psalm 147:15-18, God is the one who send the snow, hails and wind.

In Psalm 147:19-20, the Israelites nation is the first nation to receive the laws and commandments from God. God did not reveal his laws and commandments to other nations so they don’t know about them.

 

 

Psalm 147 Bible Study

 

1. Fear God

We must fear God and walk in his commandments. In Proverbs 8:13, the fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. In Matthew 10:28, and fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. In Proverbs 1:7, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. In Ecclesiastes 12:13, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Psalm 146 Bible Study

 

Psalm 146 Outline

 

– The psalmist will sing praises to God (Psalm 146:1-2)

– Trust God rather than mortal men (Psalm 146:3-4)

– Blessed are those who make God their refuge (Psalm 146:5-9)

– God reigns forever (Psalm 146:10)

 

 

Psalm 146 Summary

 

In Psalm 146:1-2, the psalmist will sing praises to God for as long as he lives.

In Psalm 146:3-4, don’t put your trust in mortal men who will die one day eventually. When a person die, his spirit will either go to heaven or hell depending on whether you are faithful or not faithful to God while on earth. If you are faithful to God while on earth, you will go to heaven. If you are not faithful to God while on earth, you will go to hell.

In Psalm 146:5-9, blessed are those who make God their refuge. God is the creator of heaven and earth. He is faithful and keeps his promises forever. He watches over the oppressed and hungry people. He is the one who give sight to the blind people. He exalts people who are humble. He watches over the foreigners, fatherless, and widow. He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

In Psalm 146:10, God reigns in all generations forever.

 

Psalm 146 Bible Study

 

1. Trust God rather than men

We often look to men or other places for help instead of God. When you have problem, you should surrender it to God and keep on praying about it until he answer your prayer. 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 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 145 Bible Study

 

Psalm 145 Outline

 

– David will exalt God the king (Psalm 145:1-2)

– God is the greatest of all in the earth (Psalm 145:3-7)

– God is gracious and compassionate (Psalm 145:8-13)

– God is faithful in keeping his promises (Psalm 145:14-16)

– God’s ways are all righteous (Psalm 145:17-20)

– David will always praise God (Psalm 145:21)

 

Psalm 145 Summary

 

In Psalm 145:1-2, David will exalt God the king and praise his name forever.

In Psalm 145:3-7, God is the greatest of all in the earth. He has performed a lot of miracles among the people. The miracles that God performed were retold from generations to generations.

In Psalm 145:8-13, God is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Those who are faithful to God’s commandments, the saints, will proclaim about the miracles God has done so that other people will get to know about God. God’s kingdom in heaven is everlasting. God rules over the earth and universe through all generations forever.

In Psalm 145:14-16, God is faithful in keeping his promises. He exalts those who are humble. He is constantly watching over the inhabitants of the earth.

In Psalm 145:17-20, God’s ways are all righteous. God is a loving God. He is always near to those who fear him and cry out to him in distress. God watches over all who love him but he will not destroy the wicked.

In Psalm 145:21, David will always praise God. Let every creature offer praises to God forever.

 

 

Psalm 145 Bible Study

 

1. God is faithful in keeping his promises

God is always faithful in keeping his promises. He never tell lies and always fulfill his promises even though it may take a very long time. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, for all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. In Numbers 23:19, God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? In Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

Psalm 144 Bible Study

Psalm 144 Outline

 

– David praised God for watching over him (Psalm 144:1-2)

– David questioned God what is mankind that God cares for them (Psalm 144:3-4)

– David called on God to display his power against his enemies (Psalm 144:5-8)

– David will sing a new song to God (Psalm 144:9-10)

– David prayed for God to deliver him from enemies that slander him (Psalm 144:11)

– Israel will thrive in prosperity if God watch over Israel (Psalm 144:12-14)

– Blessed are the people of God (Psalm 144:15)

 

 

Psalm 144 Summary

 

In Psalm 144:1-2, David praised God for watching over him and delivering him from his enemies. God had given David a talent for fighting in war so that he can easily defeat his enemies. David trusted in God as his stronghold, deliverer, and shield in whom he take refuge.

In Psalm 144:3-4, David questioned God what is mankind that God cares for them. David compared men as a breath because their lifespan are limited.

In Psalm 144:5-8, David called on God to display his power against his enemies. He called on God to rescue him from the enemies who are full of lies.

In Psalm 144:9-10, David will sing a new song to God, who gives him victory and deliver him from the sword of his enemies.

In Psalm 144:11, David prayed for God to deliver and rescue him from the foreigners enemies, who always slander his reputation.

In Psalm 144:12-14, if God watch over Israel and protect them from the enemies, they will thrive like well nurtured plants. Their livestock will increase by thousands and they will live in prosperity. If God watch over them, enemies will not be able to capture their city and there will be no cry of distress in the streets.

In Psalm 144:15, blessed are the people of God, who walk in faithfulness to his commandments.

 

Psalm 144 Bible Study

 

1. God cares for us

God cares for us but he won’t automatically help us when we face trouble. You should not wait for God to help you automatically because nothing will happen if you don’t pray. If you want God to do a favor for you, you must pray to him and tell him what you want. In Matthew 7:7, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 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. In 1 John 3:22, and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. In 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalm 143 Bible Study

 

Psalm 143 Outline

 

– David prayed for God to hear his prayer for mercy (Psalm 143:1-2)

– David was tired of being pursued by the enemies (Psalm 143:3-4)

– David remembered that he used to follow God’s commandments (Psalm 143:5-6)

– David prayed for God to quickly send salvation (Psalm 143:7-10)

– David prayed that God preserve his life (Psalm 143:11-12)

 

 

Psalm 143 Summary

 

In Psalm 143:1-2, David prayed for God to hear his prayer for mercy and come to rescue him from his troubles in his faithfulness and righteousness. He prayed that God won’t punish him for his sins because he reasoned no one is completely holy including him.

In Psalm 143:3-4, David was tired of being pursued by the enemies. He constantly feared that his enemies would find him and kill him so now his spirit grows faint and he felt dismayed.

In Psalm 143:5-6, David remembered that he used to follow God’s commandments and do things that please God. Now, David is seeking for God’s help. He thirsts for his salvation like a parched land.

In Psalm 143:7-10, David prayed for God to quickly send salvation and saved him from the enemies for he had trusted in him and made him his refuge. He prayed that God’s spirit, the Holy Spirit, will lead him to do his will.

In Psalm 143:11-12, David prayed that God preserve his life and bring him out of trouble so that his name can be glorified. He prayed that God silence his enemies and destroy them.

 

Psalm 143 Bible Study

 

1. God is compassionate and merciful

God is faithful and he always protects those who do his commandments. When you face problems, you should cry out to God and ask him for guidance. You can pray for the Holy Spirit to give you guidance and see you through your problems. In Romans 9:15, for he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. In Romans 9:16, so then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. In Hebrews 4:16, let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. In Galatians 5:1, stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, for all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.