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Psalm 51-55

May 1, 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 51-55”

  1. 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

    David requested a willing spirit to sustain him. A willing spirit that would motivate him not a driven spirit that would push him.

  2. 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

    David requested a willing spirit to sustain him. A willing spirit that would motivate him not a driven spirit that would push him.

  3. 52:8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

    I am growing, not fully grown as yet but flourishing. Growing by trusting in God's unfailing love.

  4. 52:8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.

    I am growing, not fully grown as yet but flourishing. Growing by trusting in God's unfailing love.

  5. 53:5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.

    "there was nothing to dread" in God there is nothing to dread. God is my vindicator he will deal with those who attack me.

  6. 53:5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.

    "there was nothing to dread" in God there is nothing to dread. God is my vindicator he will deal with those who attack me.

  7. 54:7 You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

    David recognized that God had delivered him while he looked on. Likewise we will look on our spiritual enemies in triumph. Foes such as fear, inadequacy, insignificance etc.

  8. 54:7 You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

    David recognized that God had delivered him while he looked on. Likewise we will look on our spiritual enemies in triumph. Foes such as fear, inadequacy, insignificance etc.

  9. 55:6-8 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”

    David wrote this after a friend had betrayed him (v.12-14). Our friends often cause us more pain then our enemies. Nevertheless we can call on God (v.16) who hears us (v.17) and rescues us unharmed (v.18). David encourages us to cast our cares on the Lord (v.22).

  10. 55:6-8 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”

    David wrote this after a friend had betrayed him (v.12-14). Our friends often cause us more pain then our enemies. Nevertheless we can call on God (v.16) who hears us (v.17) and rescues us unharmed (v.18). David encourages us to cast our cares on the Lord (v.22).

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