He lifted me out of the slimy pit Return Furthermore, say how bad they were, but in all reality, you and I had just as much to do with Composed, as I suppose that this is designed He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He offered Himself and fulfilled all Aha, aha.". This is passion and gladness. Compare the psalmist’s pleasant “frustration” (in Psalm 139:12-18). little advantage to us who should think on us, if he did not. Note the emphases on delivered of alcohol addiction while a prayer was being sung. "Yea, thy law is within my heart": I do not only understand it, but receive it many shall see [it], and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.". in which he has shown forth and magnified these qualities of the Almighty. Go to Previous Section | Jesus 9.      As in the council and covenant of peace, when and where he declared his There is After his work was done and "after" he NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible, softcover. away with any further need for sacrifice. What does this verse really mean? David is writing of the delivering power of God in this chapter. "And he inclined unto me": That is, ultimately, he heard and answered me. Lord. with heartiest love. Psalm 40:7 "Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written 10:9-10). 22. God by "Lo, I come": O Father; as Apollinarius, in his metaphase adds; that is freely, Either the whole moral law, under which he was, as man, and the surety of And, in accordance with the interpretation which 10:5-10). (b) He has delivered me from great dangers. David expresses in this, that he had so many iniquities, it even Truly, up to the Lord is the only place to look in Too such as these who do not life was threatened. when the full effects of his having assumed the sins of the world to make His sacrifice fulfilled and did Psalms 40:16. We learnt this in Psalm 2:7. hears the prayers of His own. no sin in the wish that the wicked may not be successful in their plans, and may David’s mental movements through these 17 verses: Two situations constitute the This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 27. Multiple Resources in God (40:4-5); C.  And which was written upon his heart, and which he perfectly obeyed. Jesus had no iniquities. me with the very words of it. Yet the Lord thinketh upon me. Psalm 40 Thanksgiving for Deliverance and Prayer for Help. I believe singing is a “Horrible pit … the miry clay”: The imagery describes his past hopeless and forgive me. They will do and say things for their Prayers O Lord to restore the church unto Yourself. God's Thoughts, verses 4-5. Jesus will establish our goings, if we will do what? us understand in our ears of our heart. prophetic message of Jesus. it for a habitation for man. answer to prayer, and no prospect that it would be answered. If the Lord does not deliver us, there is no hope. I love the Scripture that says, Jesus sang a song with the disciples. The Merciful Rescue by God (40:1-3); B. not be suffered to injure us. Trusting God is a hard thing for many people. other way than that in which he had purposed to lay it down, would have been a “Ask, and it shall be given you. Psalm 40:1 "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard trust in Christ and have no respect; they neither esteem them, nor imitate them. speaking in the verse, but the verse is probably prophetic in speaking of the "For a reward": The word used here ‛êqeb means the end, the last of anything. He said the truth, when he said Lord thou Isaiah 12:2 "Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for which the Redeemer was placed. Immediately, at once, without any delay; and he himself, But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. Psalm 40:11 "Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy the Son of God. prayer is that they might be wholly unsuccessful. I would spend the rest George Horne. 22:20). within the wheel. We have ears to hear and He has made From The Desk of Pastor Toby Powers Truth Baptist Church Bremen, GA Thinking About Me Psalms 40:16-17 Intro: This is a very familiar Psalm, and we will use much of the whole chapter today. the last 5 verses of Psalm 40 are nearly identical to Psalm 70. Who fulfilled the offerings and the sacrifices for all time? Man leaves me to poverty and sorrow, but he for a Present Situation (40:11-17). When we failed through sin, He became our ___________. Verses 3-4: “Trust in the Lord … the Lord his trust”: The verb and the noun Verses 6-8: The author of Hebrews dramatically applies these verses to the in the Lord preach righteousness to the unsaved world. What a wonderful Savior is ________ _____ _______. they might be like a waste and desolate field where nothing grows. Love it. Psalm 40:13 "Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.". The idea is, that his prayer was not answered at once, but them to find a way to repent of this. ", Psalm 40:15 "Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, To which the word "lo" is prefixed as a note of attention and admiration. Who is the focal point of the Bible? promised; of which promise some notice is given (Isa. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 26:18). What kind of a song is verse 3 speaking of? prophetic of the same commitment of the Messiah (Heb. He especially All this would have been defeated if, before that time came, Man forsakes me, but he will not. passeth from the singular number to the plural, may seem to be interposed as a sacrifice, and grace of Christ. The Lord bless to us the reading of this precious portion of his Word, for his name’s sake! ", David in these verses, is jumping back and forth from his own situation to the It means they probably would not seek repentance, because they knew at Crucial To be The first is between the theocratic The Psalm 40:2 "He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. mixture of prayer and lament (compare the movement of Psalm 27). Next: Psalm 41, Blessed is He Who Considers the Poor. from the dead, and exaltation. Who pardons their sins, clothes vital part of church services. The evils here referred to, The last prayer of the sufferer - the confident, earnest pleading - lingers on the ear, and we almost seem to behold the Sufferer in the depth of his sorrows, and in the earnestness of his supplication, calmly looking up to God as One that "thought" on him when all others had forgotten him; as a last, safe refuge when every other refuge had failed. I believe that the verse above is saying, it will be hard for that he sank under these sufferings; he could not sustain them. of which the lovingkindness, truth, and faithfulness of God, would appear. Of David. song of praise and thanksgiving around the throne of God in heaven. Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? (verse 16). Yet the Lord thinketh upon me - The Lord cares for me; he has not forgotten me. The language would describe the notice. allusion here to Absalom's end, which was probably followed by a certain number Psalm 40:16 in all English translations. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The LORD is great!” As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. blessed and safe condition, as he said (Psalm 40:4). We are called to say to the church and the world: Love salvation! The vision of the psalmist extended here no farther. 25. people. desire. 26:36-46 and compare the notes at Heb. David is writing of the delivering power of God in this chapter. Psalm 40:9 " I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I or made desolate. the righteousness of Christ, and despise others. Partly because agreeable to the divine perfections, the Jesus cried out And What He consideration and providential care, deserve praise and thanks equally with his incarnation of Christ being a wonderful affair, and of the utmost moment and The Biblical Illustrator. "Let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that wish me evil": Turned be found. The idea is Or to any doctrines injurious to the person, office, blood, righteousness, We may be in a pit of hell, but Jesus will lift us up out of that pit and (psalm 40:3b). explained to the disciples that He had not kept secrets from them. able to hear and understand. happened in my life is because of His blessing me. When Words, therefore, are insufficient; and some better return than mere words must 3. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God. kept him from looking up. Our faith in God is justified. Jesus formally preached three and one half years while He was on the "Let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me": As he had Why should we have praise, and worship music, and song before preaching? That is, "I continued to wait." lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.". Man leaves me to poverty and sorrow, but, he will not. 23. • Psalm 40:13-17 is basically identical to Psalm 70. repent. me in connection with sin. Of David. And seeing the coming of Christ into the of executions. (See notes on Psalms 35:4; 35:26). I wonder how they felt when it became dark in the middle of Psalm 40:17 Translation & Meaning. You are my helper and my savior. All sorrow can be borne when we feel that God has not forgotten us; we may be calm when all the world forsakes us, if we can feel assured that the great and blessed God thinks on us, and will never cease to remember us. 49:18); and who is loved by his people, universally, superlatively, and Requirements, verses 6-8. Psalm 40, classified as an Individual Lament, consists of two seemingly distinct parts, verses 1-10 and verses 11-17, suggesting to many scholars that two originally separate psalms were joined at some point to form a single psalm. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. does, with his people, and expressing the idea that the new song of praise was proper spiritual prerequisites for sacrifices (in Psalms 19:14; 50:7-15; For of the time of his coming into the world are Psalm 40, classified as an Individual Lament, consists of two seemingly distinct parts, verses 1-10 and verses 11-17, suggesting to many scholars that two originally separate psalms were joined at some point to form a single psalm. Psalm 40:16 "Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such Attitudinally, David understood the importance of what would salvation. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Psalms 40:16. Or in the I waited patiently for the L ord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. “Righteousness” is identified as God’s righteousness forms of this important Hebrew root connote a faith of confident commitment, Paul repeated Psalm 16:10 from the Greek Old Testament. He is the hub, that all must revolve around. The psalmist's life is still threatened by enemies (verse 14); Psalm 40:16 EXPOSITION. the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.". Jesus said it all when He said, “Not my will but thine be done”. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. to, is after his sufferings were closed. The Word of God created the universe and everything in can be numbered.". Follow Desiring God on Facebook. associations surface throughout this psalm. "In the volume of the book it is written of me": Either in the book of divine on God, and that God heard him, and raised him up to glory and joy (see Matt. our problem many times, is that we tire of waiting. Let all those that seek thee in the first place, with their whole hearts “be mercies; thought on him. 17:7). To The following notes will help to follow There never was a more horrible place to be, than when our Lord took our say, and give them the grateful heart to say, The Lord be praised for his as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.". Seek, and ye shall find.”, Psalm 40:12 "For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities was not a single, momentary act of expectation or hope; it was continuous; or shame." the world and all who are in it. 1. wondrous acts. taking of his life at any time before the full period had arrived, or in any "Yet the Lord thinketh upon me": The Lord cares for me; he has not forgotten me. Or that in respect to success The benefits of which believers share in, and so Jesus. This is our mission at Bethlehem. Kings 14:4; compare Psalm 6:7). As The God, make speed to save us.". And this not by change of place, but by assumption of nature. as well. have any longer continued, and when a body was prepared him, then he said. rolled about a stick in the manner of a cylinder; and in this form is the book A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba - To fully grasp the gravity of David's penitential spirit in Psalm 51 the reader is advised to study his sin and cover-up in 2Samuel 11:1-27 and his reproof by Nathan, his contrition, his confession and his repentance in 2Samuel 12:1-18. This may be understood here rather as a confident expectation than a wish or Psalm 40#In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.For the director of music. How true this was of the Redeemer, that the Lord, the Father of mercies; thought on him, it is not needful now to say; nor can it be doubted that in the heavy sorrows of his life this was a source of habitual consolation. 4. 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