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20 April, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 02 — Psalms 3 — Psalms 4

Study 02 From The Psalms Is:

Psalms 3 — Psalms 4

For the probable circumstances of both Psalms, see 2 Sa. 15-17.

    1.      Ps. 3 is a morning psalm. As David wakes what adverse conditions confront him (verse 1, 2)? Cf. 2. Sa. 16:5-8. How does David react (verses 3, 4)? What are the consequences of his trust in the Lord (verses 5-8)? What may we learn from his example?

2.      Ps. 4 is an evening psalm. In verses 2-5, David addresses his adversaries.  What counsel does he give them?  In what does he find his own strength, joy and security?

Note 3:5. If this psalm was written, as seems likely, on the second morning after David’s flight from Jerusalem, it was a great encouragement to him that the night had passed without an attack. Cf. 2 Sa. 17:1-4, 14.