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The Song of the Persecuted

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Psalm 40 is David's song of thanksgiving, even in the midst of problems and persecution. It has two stanzas: (outline from VanGemeren, EBC)... praise stemming from a past rescue leads to confident prayer for a current crisis.

I. Precedent from a past situation (Ps. 40:1-10). Thanking God for a previous deliverance
A. Personal experience of salvation (1-3). RESCUE God's merciful rescue of Him in the past

  1. The wait
  2. The pit
  3. The song
    B. Blessedness of God's protection (4-5). REFLECTION Daniel 3 and Isaiah 43:1-3
  4. Blessed trust
  5. Empty trust
  6. Divine trust
    C. Expression of commitment (6-8). DEDICATION Rom. 12:1-2
  7. Not ritual
  8. New life
    D. Proclamation of God's perfections (9-10). PROCLAMATION
  9. righteousness - He always does right.
  10. faithfulness - His love is constant and unchanging
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