“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

In a mass email dated Monday, October 2, 2017, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, uttered these words of assurance: Scripture teaches us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” But what Scripture is he referring to? Where is this passage in the… Continue reading “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

How Hebrews 10 Uses Psalm 40

How Hebrews 10 Uses Psalm 40

So, let’s go on over to Hebrews 10. We’ll read and comment on verses 1-10. KJV Hebrews 10:1 ¶ For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. OK,… Continue reading How Hebrews 10 Uses Psalm 40

David’s Confidence in Psalm 40

David's Confidence in Psalm 40

So, after giving his praise to the Lord in the first five verses of this psalm, David now turns to expressing his confidence in verses 6 through 10. In particular, David’s confidence seems to be that he has been upright and sought God’s will generally. In other words, he’s on God’s side. He’s interested in… Continue reading David’s Confidence in Psalm 40

Psalm 40 Commentary

Psalm 40 Commentary
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Psalm 40 Commentary
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Psalm 40 is a lament psalm that starts with praise and confidence – and then moves into the lament and petitions. And what’s interesting is that it seems like David begins with praise from the past in order to deal with his problems in the present.