Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bible Study Notes in Psalms- Chapter 138

Psalm 138


-Theme: God deserves our thanksgiving and praise for His Name, His lovingkindness, His truth, His Word, and His reviving answers even in our most trying times. God regards the lowly, but the haughty He knows from afar. The LORD will accomplish His will and cares for what concerns us.

-Historical Insight: David is the author of this thanksgiving Psalm. He had known the turbulence of dire situations and had learned to trust God with all things that concerned him. He knew the saving power of the LORD and the redemption that being humble brought.

-*Application* Are you stressed in life when you don’t get a fair shake? The last thing we naturally want to do in those times is thank God and sing praises to His Name. We tend to forget His lovingkindness, word, and truth when things go awry because of the haughty pride in people that use and abuse us. But, David here reminds us that it is not impossible to exalt the LORD and call out to Him during these tests and trials of life. When you do, you will find that God will make you bold with His supernatural strength and wisdom all the way down into your soul (Psalm 138:3). David reminds us here that there is no power established except by God (Romans 13:1) and that even the enemies of God will have to answer to Him at some point, for He is great and deserves thanksgiving (Psalm 138:4, Romans 14:11-12). Humility brings us close to the heart of God. This is why we should embrace our low moments in life so fervently. So when you “walk in the midst of trouble,” look to the LORD who revives and fights in the highest place specifically for you. His right Hand will save you as It did David (Psalm 138:7). He will faithfully accomplish what concerns you because His lovingkindness is everlasting and close to the faint of heart (Psalm 61:2; 138:8, Matthew 5:3,10-12)


Verses to Memorize: Psalm 138:3, 6

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