Psalm 40

Even before Jesus came, David praised God for his faithfulness, salvation and deliverance. The first part of the Psalm (v.1-5) praises God and offers gratitude for salvation. It reinforces David’s trust in God. V. 6-11 detail what action David takes on behalf of his meditation in vs. 1-5. Unlike the strong personal resolve he spoke about in Psalm 39, David ends with a plea for help from God rather than the idea that he can manage everything on his own. Oh, what I can learn from David. I think following this pattern of praise and gratitude, meditation on God that leads to action and dependence on God rather than myself to take that action is a good summary of what I can strive for everyday.

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