Ps 40 – I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation
Psalm 41: David clearly confesses that he has sinned against the Lord (v. 4). Yet, at the same time he confidently claims that the Lord has upheld him because of his integrity (v. 12). David’s life is an open book. Integrity does not mean sinless life, but it means unconcealed life.
Psalm 41: David knows that he has sinned against God and so confessed his sins to God. So if we sin let us be sincere and ask God to forgive us.
Psalm 41: The Lord will help us if we help the weak and the poor. The Lord will protect us and we will be counted among the blessed in the land.
Psalm 41- It is blessed to care for the poor and needy. The Lord will reward the good intentions.
Psalm 41: In general we tend to identify with the protagonist. But there is a lot we can learn from the antagonists too. David’s enemies who were filled with malice against him. They spoke falsely, slandered and spread it abroad (v. 6). They imagined the worst for him. They need his mercy too.
Psalm 41:11: ‘I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me’. The enemies might sometimes take triumph over us literally (as that is what enemies do) but as God is pleased with us, HE give us strength not to take enemies action into our heart but fill us with HIS love to forgive them for what they do. That is how we win our enemies as Jesus did at the Cross.
Psalm 41 -(v1) Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
-Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me (Matthew 25:40).
-Let’s try to do whatever we can in the name of our Lord Jesus!
Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.The most painful of experience BETRAYAL. Unfortunately English is limited for ” koodairrunthikitte kuli throndravan”. We need close friends but also need to trust them but sometime they demolish our hope, leaving us in despair and confusion. They are with us. They know us to our dinner table but alas they lift their heel – like a kicking horse we get the kick on our face and have to face them with mark in our face