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Summary: David's Prayer

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Psalm 4 1. David's Prayer - 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. The Guidelines for Prayer - 4:1 Hear me when I call, The Grounds for Prayer - 4:1 O God of my righteousness: have mercy upon me, The Goal of Prayer - 4:1 thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; 2. David's Problem - 4:2,3 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. The Rejection of God’s People - 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? The Rejection Of :- True Righteousness - 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? True Riches - 4:2 how long will ye love vanity, True Revelation - 4:2 and seek after leasing? Selah.(Falsehood) The Renewal of God’s People - 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. God Acknowledges The Godly - 4:3 But know that the LORD God Approves The Godly - 4:3 hath set apart him that is godly for himself God Answers The Godly - 4:3 the LORD will hear when I call unto him. 3. David's Prescription - 4:4,5 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. Tremble before The Lord - 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: Think upon The Lord - 4:4 commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah Treasure The Lord - 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness (right sacrifices) Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Trust In The Lord - 4:5 and put your trust in the LORD. 4. David's Peace - 4:6-8 God’s Goodness and Salvation - 4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. The Failure of The Fearful - 4:6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? The Fervency of The Faithful - 4:6 LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. God’s Gladness and Supply - 4:7 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. God’s Guardianship and Security - 4:8 8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.


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