Psalm:41· He who considers the poor trusts God, willing to give from his own resources
· He who considers the poor is kind to those in need
· He who considers the poor helps those who likely will not help him in
· gives for their good, not simply to make himself feel good
(v1-v2)As the deer pants for the water brooks , So pants my soul for You , O God. My soul thirsts for God , for the living God.
Psalm 42: In times of tears and agony others will challenge us, “Where is your God?” (vv. 3, 10). I will yet praise my savior and my God.
As a deer pants for flowing streams, let my soul long for you, O God. – Psalm 42
Psalm 42: When we are down and disturbed or when we are faced with hopeless situation, let’s hope in God. He is our help and He is our God (vv. 5, 11).
Psalm 42- The Psalmist compares his longing for God with the deer’s thirst for the flowing waters.I’m wondering whether I long for God like the Psalmist
Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God
Psalm 42: Our souls should be thirsty for God. Also our souls should pant for God.
Psalm 42- We should put our hope in God and praise his holy name.
Even in the midst of distressed, we should hope in God and praise Him (v. 11), for He shows his lovingkindness to us and will not forget us (v. 8). –
“My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?'” ~ Psalm 42:11. Even though people make fun of our God and us being a Christian, we shouldn’t be affected by that and we should keep praising our God. –
Psalm 42Living God
-(v3) My soul thirsts for God, for the Living God.
-To prove that He is the Living God, He raised from death!
-Whenever our soul downcast or so disturbed within us, we need to put our hope in our Living God, and praise Him.
1 மானானது நீரோடைகளை வாஞ்சித்துக் கதறுவதுபோல, தேவனே, என் ஆத்துமா உம்மை வாஞ்சித்துக் கதறுகிறது. – One of the greatest expressions of David! Do I have such a thirst?
5 என் ஆத்துமாவே, நீ ஏன் கலங்குகிறாய்? ஏன் எனக்குள் தியங்குகிறாய்? தேவனை நோக்கிக் காத்திரு, அவர் சமுகத்து இரட்சிப்பினிமித்தம் நான் இன்னும் அவரைத் துதிப்பேன். – Whenever I felt low, I recited this verse in my mind. It gave me great relief.
One can imagine a stag with parched throat braying with it’s big black eyes moist. One more step without water it will explode into tears. This the condition of the soul of this singer.The theme of this Psalm seems to use the imagery of water a lot in a negative sense . Tears, Flowing streams, thirst, deep calls to deep, roaring waterfalls, billows and waves. It reminds us of chaotic waters before creation. What is the hope admits such waters of chaos? Last verse provides the answer.