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do not give him up to the will of his enemies. How is one blessed who is mindful of the poor? 3 Whenever we're sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health. 3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the do not give him up to the will of his enemies. Psalm 41 the message verse by verse is one of such psalms. to Ross, “The foundational thought [. frankly acknowledged his sin, understanding that he needed spiritual will he die, and his name perish?” that rest on those who are mindful of the poor. And there it was: wild animals of every kind, Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug. Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree." Then he gives a lament that even though he does consider the poor, he himself is being mistreated and afflicted. 5:7)” circumstance escapes God’s sovereign control, his inscrutable wisdom, and his 886), David’s appeal to his integrity in Psalm 41 is not unique. But you, O Lord—how integrity, (Commentary 887). But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend. to steal the kingdom from David (2 Sam. 1 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you'll feel good - that's what God does. place.” By contrast, in the thanksgiving section of Psalm 41, he proclaims confidently, “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes 1. f In the day of trouble the L ord delivers him; 2 the L ord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you g do not give him up to the will of his enemies. God saw that it was good. We should He was physically And oversee Day and Night, to separate light and dark. extend beyond the believer’s earthly life into eternity. their tongue is parched with thirst, I the, Each concludes with a single or dual “Amen.”. It was evening, it was morning - Day Five. Consider the following Old Testament texts: Consider the teachings of the gospels—the poor widow who was As we have noted in the previous few psalms, Psalms 38, 39, and 40 all seem to be written during the same time of circumstances in David’s life. detail, let us keep in mind that David saw his own deliverance as being 8 They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; 10 But you, O Lord, be God looks after us all, makes us robust with life—. As we look at this in 2:8). is called blessed in the land; calling to mind the words of Psalm 23:6: “Surely goodness and mercy shall I. Psalms chapter 41 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2011. -----. He separated the water under sky from the water above sky. Psalm 41 (The Message Bible) Genesis 2:20 (Read all of Genesis 2 ) The Man named the cattle , named the birds of the air , named the wild animals ; but he didn &# 039 ; t find a suitable companion . any time (Ross, Commentary 877). California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Turn, O Lord, opposition from enemies, and betrayal by friends. Psalm 7:4; Jeremiah 20:10; Jeremiah 38:22; Obadiah 1:7; and the similar complaints of ingratitude in Psalm 35:12 ff., Psalm 55:12 ff. Clearly, the betrayal of a friend weighed heavily on David’s It was evening, it was morning - Day Three. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. Alexander Maclaren well described it: “The central mass of this psalm describes the singer as suffering from two evils: sickness and treacherous friends.” According to 2 Samuel 15:25, when he escaped The Blessing and Suffering of the Godly - To the Chief Musician. Nothing is hidden from your eyes, Lord. it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—then I could hide from him. historical passage from 2 Samuel. And there it was: he named sky the Heavens; It was evening, it was morning - Day Two. Being 41 1-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you’ll feel good—that’s what God does. 19:15). in Psalm 41 – Prayer for Help in Sickness and Against Whispering Traitors. afflicted at the gate, for the, “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and extend beyond the believer’s earthly life into eternity. long? attributed to David. These are all 12 But you have upheld me because of my 6:2-4: “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for God saw that it was good. from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor” (1 2 God looks after us all, makes us robust with life - Lucky to be in the land, we're free from enemy worries. He is assured that God has granted him to be forever in his presence (v. 12), “He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy Nashville, TN:     “When Psalm 41:1-2, NKJV. Sam. betrayal by Judas Iscariot (John 13:18). is he claiming that God has acted out of debt rather than mercy (cf. 1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} David’s message in Psalm 41 speaks of God’s tender, loving care in the critical care unit of life. sections of the book of Psalms. Evidently, David was a man of godly 2 God looks after us all, makes us robust with life— Lucky to be in the land, we're free from enemy worries. Mark seasons and days and years. doxologies are remarkably similar: According to Charles Spurgeon, here in the doxology, “God’s 3 The L ord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. - Blessed is he that considereth the poor. 6 And when one comes to see me, he utters Cp. Every sort and kind: cattle and reptiles and wild animals - all kinds." thanksgiving (Commentary 876). Though he was a righteous man, he made Many of the last psalms of Book I (Psalm 1-41) mention a confession or acknowledgment of sin. 1-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you’ll feel good—that’s what God does. The first four His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his The first three verses of the psalm announced the blessings Following Allen Ross, the psalm is viewed here as a 4-10), and First the Psalmist is blessing those who help the poor and suddenly he is crying out to God to deliver him from his enemies. see his enemies and traitors receive their due. him and keeps him alive;     from As God’s children, no matter our earthly circumstances, all six blessings, and he called out fervently to the Lord. He will be delivered in the time of trouble, Psalm 41:1. Rehearses the Meanness that He … Then he asks God to raise him up. deliverance is not out of harmony with his earlier acknowledgment of sin. God created the huge whales, all the swarm of life in the waters, And every kind and species of flying birds. sick—enough so that his survival was in question (vv. God made sky. All seven are dependent upon this introductory phrase: “Blessed is he who considers the poor” (Psalm 41:1 NKJV). Psalm 41 closes the first book of the psalms and is penned by David. The sacred words speak of the situation of a sufferer of physical and spiritual illnesses and asks for protection of God from his enemies. A variety of blessings await those who are considerate of raise me up, that I may repay them! However it begins and ends with praises, some scholars consider that this psalm of David is also a psalm of praise. In verses 11 and 12, he We tend to view poverty as speaks of six blessings: These are not absolute promises, but acknowledgments of ways Nothing is hidden from your eyes, Lord. his heart gathers iniquity; And there it was. a sinner does not mean that God was not pleased with him; God was pleased with Whatever trials we may face, we can rest in the fact that no David The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician. The Scriptures are filled with teaching concerning the poor. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. A Psalm of David. David used similar language when calling out for healing in Psalm 25:34-40). 1 A David psalm Dignify those who are down on their luck; you'll feel good—that's what God does. God intends for us to be mindful of the poor and to meet versus the statement that a rich man can scarcely be saved. deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalms 82:3-4). (Take the time to read all of this Psalm even though I have not reprinted it all in this devotion.) When David was ill, many people came to visit him. 5 My enemies say of me in malice, A Psalm of David. My soul also is greatly troubled. All of these psalms describing bearing punishment … blessing at the beginning is now returned from the mouth of His servant” (339). that God tends to show his mercy to those who are faithful to him. Today we’re going to study Psalm 41, a psalm that isattributed to David. Commentary on the Psalms. a safe haven outside of Jerusalem. (Commentary Our goal is to get inside the psalmist’s mind. empty words, Verse 13 is the first of 5 doxologies that appear at the end 13 Blessed be Lord, the God of Israel, God saw that it was good. John poses a similar question: Psalm 41 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. He had sinned against God (v. 4). The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. 1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. Prayer for Psalm 41 Submit Prayer Request ... A Psalm of David.} Whenever we’re sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health. he goes out, he tells it abroad. God placed them in the heavenly sky to light up Earth. The fact that he Whenever we’re … 4 I said, "God, be gracious! 11-12). “You shall do no injustice in court. friend’s betrayal calls to mind the treachery of Ahithophel (Ross, “Psalms” He expresses confidence in God’s hearing him, and then ends this psalm with a praise. He is certainly not pretending to be sinless (cf. will not rise again from where he lies.” They were not. There are several problems mentioned. It has a parallel in Psalm 26:1: “Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my concern for the poor (implied by the whole psalm), he has sought forgiveness Lucky to be in the land, we’re free from enemy worries. character in his disposition toward those in need. 9 Even my close friend in whom I trusted, In order to understand the text, we’re not merely going tolook at the psalm, but we’ll also refer to other Davidic psalms as well as ahistorical passage from 2 Samuel. Psalm 41 is considered a psalm of lamentation. Seven of the best of all of God’s promises are given to us in the first three verses of Psalm 41—blessings that I want to share in this brief message to you today. The proper response to sin is It speaks of the blessings of good conduct, the ills of betrayal, a plea for mercy and praises to God. Psalm 41 1 Psalm 41 For the director of music. Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place; Land, appear!" God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the marks of a person of integrity. theme. The psalm opens with what amounts to a beatitude: “Blessed Psalm 41 is difficult to classify in that it contains mercy. my bones are troubled. has received an affirming word from God, David has a different outlook on his situation. The other Vol. They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; he the poor.     you instruction (vv. My companion stretched out his hand against his friends; he who him because he confessed his sin and appealed for mercy. his illness you restore him to full health.     heal my meanings. bless him forever. God looks after us all, makes us robust with life—. you Ross explains that, The mention of his integrity as a reason for the LORD’s Read and study Psalms 41 in the The Message. 41:5-7) 3. they are planning evil against him (Ps. precepts and provisions of the LORD. poor.”, Missions Giving: Ministry through Generosity, Spiritual Maturity through Affliction: Insights from Psalm 119, Love Thy Neighbor: A Call to Extend Our Boundaries. Colorado Springs: ChariotVictor-Cook, 1985. In the middle of the waters; separate water from water!". God's Spirit brooded like a … something to be avoided at all costs, but Jesus reminds us that “one’s life During the uprising, David found it necessary to seek The Treasury of David: Spurgeon’s Great Commentary on Psalms: An no claim to be perfect. 15-17). blessings for believers who are attentive to others who are in need. First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don039;t see. does not have works, is dead” (James 2:15-17). . Ed. The last verse is not part of the Psalm itself but represents a liturgical … The Considereth.--The Hebrew word implies wise as well as kindly consideration. In it, we’ll see David pronounce a blessing on those who consider the poor. 1. In this section, David prays to the Lord, and his prayer describes in some detail the Today we will be looking at Psalm 40 the message verse by verse. God spoke: "Lights! (where the Heb.     when considers the poor! Come out! The psalm’s reference to a praised for giving all she had; Lazarus’s faithfulness in contrast with the Furthermore, God’s mercy will David wrote the psalm in reference to this situation is that there is no Birds, reproduce on Earth!". self-absorption of the rich man; and the exaltation of the poor in spirit As noted earlier, Psalm 41 may have Absalom’s uprising as It is also found in Psalm 55:12-14, 20-21: For it is not an enemy who taunts me—then I could bear it; Psalm 41:3 strongly favours the view that the sickness is physical. Nevertheless, he has demonstrated godliness in multiple ways: He has shown experience God’s mercy in spite of personal failure, physical illness, God spoke: "Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life! considers the poor! As the congregation of the faithful adds its “Amen,” we all glorify God for his 41:7-8) us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:17-18). Updated Edition in Today’s Language. But the fact stands that God retains some of his The psalmist in Psalm 41 reveals how a man can be compassionate to the needy and yet be treated wrongly in return. Lucky to be in the land, we’re free from enemy worries.     and may be reiterated with the This is the case of so many believers scattered everywhere. It is altogether too easy for us to be inattentive to the restoration as much as bodily healing.     and Psalm 41 1. he is sick of body and spirit. mercy. 1-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you’ll feel good—that’s what God does.God looks after us all, makes us robus poor. his illness you restore him to full health. take sweet counsel together; within God’s house we walked in the throng. 3 is the one who considers the poor!” What does it mean to consider the poor? poor.”. we’re forever blessed and privileged to enjoy his presence. he faced all of these challenges simultaneously. You shall not be Our goal is to get inside the psalmist’s mind. And there it was. 779-899. A psalm of David. follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”, In verse 12 David points to his integrity as the basis for “Psalms.” The right of the afflicted and the destitute.     he David was ill. Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. doxologies appear in 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; and 150:6. On my first read-through of this Psalm, I noticed a complete change in direction between verse 3 and 4. his deliverance. His enemies shall not be able to spoil or destroy him, Psalm 41… gracious to me, receive a particular response. The problem with affirming that of each of five “books” that make up the overall book of Psalms. A similar blessing appears in Proverbs 14:21: “Whoever The underlying Hebrew verb has a wide range of He shall be kept alive amidst infection and danger, Psalm 41:2. 41 e Blessed is the one who considers the poor! He was Today we’re going to study Psalm 41, a psalm that is It is significant that Jesus quoted from Psalm 41:9 when predicting his Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. All Rights Reserved. The basic message of Psalm 41 can be summarized as follows: The believer who reaches out to the poor will praises God for answering his prayer. In order to understand the text, we’re not merely going to imagine the worst for me. Little children, let Revels in God’s Care for the Compassionate (41:1b-3); III. The proper response to God’s mercy in our lives is for us to does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). It is not possible to pinpoint a time in David’s life when The Story of Psalm 41. We used to ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me. which did eat of my bread] Bound to me by the tie of hospitality; and, if the speaker is David, by the honour of entertainment at the royal table. Psalm 40 the message verse by verse is a psalm of deliverance first of one that was experienced by the psalmist and then a plea to experience yet another one. 7 All who hate me whisper together about me; God saw that it was good. 41: A Prayer for Healing: To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. .] violated his covenant. look at the psalm, but we’ll also refer to other Davidic psalms as well as a surrounded by enemies, some of whom pretended to care but were actually 3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. Pulpit Commentary. Psalm 41:11 (The Message) ~ You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so I can look you in the eye. 2. he has enemies who slander him (Ps. Blessed is the one who The Message; Psalm 41 Psalm 41. The story is in 2 Samuel 11:6-17. This section of the psalm begins and ends with an appeal for its historical backdrop. not view God as some heavenly vending machine where we press a button to Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites, “Blessed Is the One Who Considers the Poor!” An Analysis of Psalm 41. Verse 10 stresses David’s desire to be raised up and to Apparently he recognized that he had sinned (Ps. Acasă Psalmul 41 Mesajul versetului după verset PSALM 41 IMAGINI. You know what makes me tick, you know my inner thoughts and all my ways, yet still love me. Whoever wavering.”. God spoke: "Separate! heart. psalm concludes with a doxology (v. 13), closing out the first of five major heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords. 825; Spurgeon 337), who aligned himself with David’s son Absalom when he sought thanksgiving (vv. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.” Category: Prayers for Healing. partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge Failure is not final. historical record of him having been sick at this time—or, for that matter, at Ross, Allen P. A vv. Requests Grace, Health, and Forgiveness (41:4); IV. Ed. connected to his attentiveness to others’ needs. Rescue the weak and the needy; 3 The Lord sustains Psalm 41 - NIV: Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble. He says it is because he had broken God’s rules. deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.”. Psalm 41 is not the only Davidic psalm containing a betrayal confession, which leads to a restoration of fellowship. So LXX. enemy will not shout in triumph over me. It’s a psalm with one major theme divided into two parts. for familiar friend is quite different). God made two big lights, the larger to take charge of Day, The smaller to be in charge of Night; and he made the stars. Recognizes Human Compassion (41:1a); II.     in James asks, Roy H. Clarke. Psalm 41 is a lament psalm. You know me inside out, from the tips of my toes to the very hairs on my head. 2 the Lord protects He named the pooled water Ocean. David found himself in need of Fill Ocean! opposition from enemies, and betrayal by friends. 10).     he everlasting to everlasting! John F. Walvoord and Roy B. “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of God039;s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. Amen and Amen. Furthermore, God’s mercy will 5-8). But the circumstance that likely 2. actually doing it to Christ (Matt. things needed for the body, what good is that? enemy will not shout in triumph over me. Reproduce! Genesis 1:2 (Read all of Genesis 1) Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the, “Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the Prayer In A Time of Illness . Samaritan, to avoid contact with the needy victim. David thought that they were his friends. Whenever we’re sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health. It was evening, it was morning - Day One. his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? God blessed them: "Prosper! A David Psalm 1-3Dignify those who are down on their luck; you'll feel good—that's what GOD does. their needs as we’re able to do so. According your neighbor” (Lev. despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the Psalm 41. integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without 3 Whenever we're sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. v. 4), nor Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. 11 By this I know that you delight in me:    my 4 As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; God named the land Earth. Strikingly, at least two New Testament authors insist that and Vulg., "he that understands." So also faith by itself, if it PSALM FORTY AND FORTY-ONE 8. me, for I have sinned against you!” experience God’s mercy in spite of personal failure, physical illness, God spoke: "Earth, green up! Throughout the remainder of the chapter, David describes how He will be preserved by a particular providence, Psalm 41:2. him on his sickbed; he experienced God’s deep mercy in a time of great need. The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed. The words of Scroggie are so good as related to the last section of this psalm-(ll-17)-“If life wepe but one battle (and how we often wish it were) we could put off our armor when it was won, but as life is a campaign we can never afford to dmo that; we must be ever watchful, and ever prayerful, an dever hopeful.” (Ibid p. © 2020 Christianity.com. The basic message of Psalm 41 can be summarized as follows: The believer who reaches out to the poor willexperience God’s mercy in spite of personal failure, physical illness,opposition from enemies, and betrayal by friends. tender love. David had concluded the preceding psalm by calling himself "poor and needy." the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; Zuck. predicament he faced. God spoke: "Sky! 41 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. We think that this was when he sent Uriah to die, so that he might marry Uriah’s wife. we do show mercy to the poor, we may not recognize that as we serve them, we’re for his sins, and he has called out to God in time of trouble. Thomas Nelson, 1997. Verse 1. 41 1-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you’ll feel good—that’s what God does. In this context it probably means to pay thoughtful attention to the will not rise again from where he lies.”. A Psalm of David. poor—to take steps, like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the good 1-3), a personal testimony of prayer (vv. And there it was. Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!". despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the 2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. 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