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Psalm 41-45

April 17, 2015

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “Psalm 41-45”

  1. 41:5-6 My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish?” When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.

    When we are in leadership, there are those who pretend to be friendly but their motivation is to collect information and use it against us. They use information as power. It happened in David's time and still happens today. We need to be discerning about the information we share with others.

  2. 41:5-6 My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish?” When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.

    When we are in leadership, there are those who pretend to be friendly but their motivation is to collect information and use it against us. They use information as power. It happened in David's time and still happens today. We need to be discerning about the information we share with others.

  3. 42:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

    David knew from past experience that God would come through for him. So he asks himself why he is upset. He knew God was faithful so he has a talk to himself to get back on track.

  4. 42:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

    David knew from past experience that God would come through for him. So he asks himself why he is upset. He knew God was faithful so he has a talk to himself to get back on track.

  5. 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

    God was David's joy and delight. His relationship was personal, "my God". When things were going badly he would forward to a time when he would again be praising God with the lyre. This hope kept him going in the dark times.

  6. 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

    God was David's joy and delight. His relationship was personal, "my God". When things were going badly he would forward to a time when he would again be praising God with the lyre. This hope kept him going in the dark times.

  7. 44:3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

    God's right hand, his arm, the light of his face that brought victory. It wasn't their skill or cleverness but God working on behalf of those he loved.

  8. 44:3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

    God's right hand, his arm, the light of his face that brought victory. It wasn't their skill or cleverness but God working on behalf of those he loved.

  9. 45:1-2 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

    God has blessed us therefore we ought to be gracious in our dealings with others.

  10. 45:1-2 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

    God has blessed us therefore we ought to be gracious in our dealings with others.

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