Sepher Tehillim - Psalm of Gratitude
by Angela Doreathy Watkins
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Psalm 40:1-5 (Week of 12-9-07 Devotional Sunday School Bible Reading)
Psalm - Prayer, Praise & Adoration = "Sepher Tehillim" the Book of Praises
David is the Writer of this Psalm. David also danced before the Lord (II Samuel 6:14,16)
Psalm 40 is a Psalm of Gratitude
Verse 1 -- I WAITED patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Duties To God -- PRAYER -- In Humility & Patience
Verse 2 -- He brought me up also out of "an" horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; and "established" my goings.
Blessedness of The New Life -- Assurance of the Divine Favour
"an" -- a pit of noise
"established" -- Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Works of God -- God's Providence in Moral Discipline - Support in Affliction
Verse 3 -- And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
FAITH -- Examples of Faith
Verse 4 -- Blessed is the man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
FAITH -- Immunities (power or position of resisting the creation and growth of a disease) & Rewards of Faith
Real Life 101 --- Immunities (I wanted to use this for a personal stand point) ....... Jehovah-Rapha .... The Lord My Healer ... Exodus 15:26
Verse 5 -- Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
The Creator Praised -- The Creator of the World
Genesis 1:1 & 1:2b
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
II Samuel 6:14 -- David danced before the LORD (II Samuel 6:14, 16)
Sacred Places -- The Tabernacle & The Ark From Moses to Solomon, Michal's Contemptuous Behaviour
Contemptuous (looking at one such as despised, disgrace, scorn, worthless)
Scripture Reference Taken From:
KJV, Topical Reference Bible Edition, Crusade Bible Publishers, Mt. Juliet, TN
The Precious Promise Bible, KJV, The John C. Winston Co., Entered 1915 at Stationer's Hall
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