Mar. 12. Psalms of Praise & Supplication

Ps. 40:1-41:13

“I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me…” Generally speaking, man is an impatient being. God’s existence however is timeless. Many times one feels that he has been forgotten, but God never forgets. Man’s requests will be fulfilled according to God’s time table and will. The man that trusts in the Lord shall be blessed. David prayed that God would continue to deliver him from his enemies and from his own weaknesses.

Care for the poor has been stressed many times in God’s word. Harvesters under the law of Moses were required to leave portions of their grain in the field for the poor to come in and glean. The psalmist stated various blessings that the Lord would bestow upon one who helps the poor. He then lamented over those who had done evil against him. David closed the psalm with praise for God’s protection.