PSALM 41

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

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