PSALM 41

This entry is part 38 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 41

Blessings Come From God for Considering The Poor

Who Are The Poor ??


 

1. WHO ARE THE POOR ?    DO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ?
SEVERAL WORDS USED, EACH WITH A DIFFERENT MEANING.
A. THOSE WITH TRUE HARDSHIPS. Strong’s #01800=
Heb word.=dal=In a low state. PROV. 10:15. *Used in PS. 41.    B. THOSE POOR ECONOMICALLY. Strong’s #034=
Heb. Word=eb’yone=lowest economic class. JOB 30:25.
C. THOSE WHO ARE AFFLICTED, TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. Strong’s
#06041=Heb. Word=aniy=Taken advantage of.
—Can be poor economically, or not. DEUT. 24:14
—Are placed into same category of care as financially poor.
DEUT. 15:11.
D. JESUS REFERED TO THE DISADVANTAGED IN MATT. 5:3.
(NOT NECESSARILY THE POOR FINANCIALLY: ‘A’ & ‘C’).

2. WHAT DOES IT MEAN “TO CONSIDER” THEM ?   THE HEBREW WORD MAY SURPRISE YOU !
A. IT DOES NOT MEAN, “BAIL THEM OUT.” Strongs # 07919,
Heb. Word=sakal=to have insight, to make investigation, to ponder,
to have comprehension concerning. DEUT. 32:29 (understood),
(wisely) I SAM. 18:15.
B. WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ?
—THEIR NEEDS. HEB. 12:12. WITH LOVE. 1 COR. 13:3, ACTS 3:3.
—HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY. LUKE 15:27.
—WHAT HARDSHIPS MAY COME YOUR OWN WAY. GAL. 6:1.
—WHAT EXPLANATIONS EXIST FOR THEIR PLIGHT.
JOHN 9:1-2, IS. 57:1.

3. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE UNDERSTAND THE POOR ?
A. BLESSINGS OF LIFE.
—MORE PHYSICAL SECURITY.
ACTS 27:24, ACTS 5:29, MATT. 10:28, MARK 16:18.
—MORE PROTECTION FROM THE PLANS OF HIS ENEMIES.
DANIEL 6:22,
B. THE LORD WILL STRENGTHEN HIM IN TIMES OF WEAKNESS.
—WHEN WE ARE AFFLICTED. HEB. 4:16.
—WITH COMFORT AND HELP. 2 COR. 1:4.
C. THE BLESSINGS OF HEALING FOR THE SOUL. V. 4.
—REQUIRES ACKNOWLEDGING OUR SINS FIRST. IS. 59:2,
MARK 2:5 ( HEALING CAME AFTERWARD).
D. WE SEE WHERE THEY CAN GET STRENGTH. IS. 25:4.

4. WHO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE TROUBLED ?    PROV. 29:25.
A. THEIR OPEN ENEMIES. V. 5
—OUR OBVIOUS ENEMY. LUKE 10:19.
—SPEAK OPENLY AGAINST US. I KINGS 21:20,
B. THEIR SECRET ENEMIES. V. 7. PS. 55:12.
—HIDE THEIR HATRED. SNARE. PS. 142:3, PS. 119:110.
—PLOT AGAINST HIM. PROV. 22:22
—CAUSE INCREDIBLE HURT AND PAIN. V.9. PROV. 27:6.
JUST AS JUDAS DID. JOHN 13:18,19.    C. HOW ARE ENEMIES MADE ?
—SOME ARE ENEMIES BECAUSE YOU ARE ON GOD’S SIDE.
JOHN 15:18-20.         —SOME ARE ENEMIES BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE THEM LOOK
OF LESSER IMPORTANCE OR POWER. JOHN 5:18.
—SOME ARE ENEMIES BECAUSE THEY JUST WANT SOMEONE
TO BLAME FOR THEIR OWN MISTAKES. LEV. 16:23-28.
—SOME ARE ENEMIES FOR NO GOOD REASON.
PS. 35:19, JOHN 15:25.
D. WHAT ARE NATURAL ENEMIES ?
—DEATH. I COR. 15:26, ROMANS 8:6.
—SATAN. MATTHEW 13:39.
—SIN. HEBREWS 12:1.
—SELF. THE OLD NATURE. ROMANS 8:7.
THE FRIEND OF THIS WORLD JAMES 4:4.
5. WHY GOD PROTECTED DAVID FROM HIS ENEMIES.
A. HE DIDN’T IN ALL CASES. WHY ? 2 SAMUEL 18:1-7.
—DAVID’S SINS. 2 SAMUEL 12:11-14. WITH URIAH,
BATHSHEBA
2 SAMUEL 24:13. NUMBERING THE PEOPLE.
B. DAVID APPEALED TO GOD’S MERCY. 2 SAMUEL 7:14-15.
DID DAVID FORGET THIS ON OCCASION ? DO WE EVER
FORGET PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD AND NEED
REMINDING ? KEY: LISETNING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT—
JOHN 14:26.
PSALM 38:1, PSALM 70:1.
C. DAVID APPROACHED GOD WITH FAITH.
—IT IS A REQUIREMENT TO GET ANYTHING FROM
GOD. HEB. 11:6, JAMES 1:7.
—FAITHFUL ASKING MEANS STAYING WITH IT.
LUKE 11:9

Series Navigation<< PSALM 40PSALM 42 >>
Print Friendly, PDF & Email