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Psalm 41

June 4, 2009

This psalm too seems to be a part of the series; Psalm 38, 39, 40, and now 41. I didn’t notice this at first but now I think it provides information relating to Psalm 38.

It begins by expressing God’s blessing on those who are weak. These are the poor, the powerless, the oppressed, the outcasts, the shunned, the downtrodden, those who are unable to help themselves and therefore, require help from others to survive in life. God expects His children, Christians, to take a special interest by showing these people His Divine Love by helping them. Jesus refers to these acts in Matthew 25:31-46 and Matthew 10:42. Helping the weak is a test of the true Christian believer. It is such an important work that God protects and preserves these people. Perhaps this was David’s sin, ignoring the weak and needy, which caused God to discipline him with an illness as stated in Psalm 38.

David continues in verse 4 asking for mercy and admitting his sin. His enemies are taking advantage of David’s illness and plotting to take over his throne. Verses 5-9 provides detail to Psalm 38:11-12.

David continues by acknowledging the Lord’s mercy. He has seen the error of his ways, repented, and now sees clearly what must be done. God is once again sovereign over his life and David is assured of the Lord’s presence. The Lord is eternal. His ways are eternal. And His fellowship is eternal to all who obey Him. Praise be to God!

So as a child of the King, the true God, obey His Will and serve others. Love others as God loves them. And enjoy everlasting fellowship with God. You will overflow with joy, thanksgiving, and praise to God.

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