Psalm 40 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 40:1

This beautiful Psalm of David is a joyful proclamation to Israel of what the Lord has provided for him personally. It is a great reminder of all that God has done for the nation of Israel historically and it announces ALL that God means to us collectively.

It is a wonderful example of the way that God carries out His plans and purposes in each of our lives. He does this in His own way and in His preferred time. He does this in read more...

Psalm 40:2

This psalm begins as a sacrifice of praise to God, because the Lord heard the cries of His servant David and answered to his need. David had been patiently waiting for God to respond to his petition and cast himself wholly on the Lord - fully believing God would respond to his cry and deliver him from his difficulties. And David was not disappointed.

It seems that the Lord responded to the sweet psalmist of Israel, after a long read more...

Psalm 40:3

Psalm 40 is a wonderful song of thanksgiving and praise for deliverance from the snare of sin and for God's gracious gift of salvation. It stresses the need to seek the Lord in our distress, and to wait patiently for the One Who is able to save to the uttermost all those that draw near unto Him. It was David who cried out to the Lord in his distress, and it was David who rejoiced that the Lord put a new song in his mouth, a song of praise to our God, a song that read more...

Psalm 40:8

When David penned these words, they were in every respect a song of thankful worship to the Father that pointed to the coming Messiah Who would be sent from heaven to become our sacrifice for sin. It spoke of the eternal Son of God Who humbled Himself to become a servant, Who did only those things that He heard from the Father. His life was a testimony that delighted to do the will of the Father, for God's Law was treasured in His heart.