In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

This is a prayer for God's mercy when feeling sick or abandoned. However the believers know that when we are sick and man has deserted us, God remains at our side.

Psalms 41:1. "Blessed is he that considereth the poor: The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble."

The Word of God often makes note of the need of the people of God to care for the poor. It is not the wish of God for the poor to suffer. As God blesses us we should reflect His blessings by blessing others.

It is for sure that man has so often taken on the habits of the world. Thus, he constantly seeks to satisfy a selfish desire of material gain. Thus in this verse we see again the inspired Word of God reflecting on how God sees the poor and his blessings on those who share His concerns.

Related Scripture:

Psalms 37:19 and 1-40 especially verses 1, 2, 18-24.

37:1-2. "Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity."

37:2. 'For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

We should never envy the wicked. Although some may be rich and successful this will all vanish in the end.

37:8-9. Cease from anger.

Never lose your temper over the success of a wicked person. Here we also see that anger and worry can be very destructive emotions. We should not worry but trust in the Lord. When we dwell on our problems, we become unproductive anxious and angry. However when we focus on God, we find peace.

37:19. "They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied."

Not be ashamed means they will not be confused or disappointed in times of distress. The Lord will remember them and supply their needs.

Psalms 82:3-4.

"Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy."

"Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the land of the wicked."

Psalms 41:4. "I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul for I have sinned against thee."

The Bible tells us that David had been good to the poor. Thus, he expected the favour of God. His confession of sin is not in regard to any specific act we know of. When the servants of God humble themselves before God they will note their weaknesses.

41:9. "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me."

This verse is viewed in the New Testament as a prophecy of Christ's betrayal (see John 13:18). This passage also has a two-fold application. The personal experiences of David were very much like the experiences that come to Jesus. Thus the circumstances were often described in language that could be used as a prophecy.

41:13. "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting. Amen and Amen."

Psalms is divided into five books and each one ends with a doxology or an expression of praise to God. Chapters 1-41 reveal suffering, sorrow and great joy.

Everlasting means "age-lasting" or endless. God always in existence and hence there could be found no end to his existence in either direction, past or future. Amen and Amen is a phrase intended as an emphatic sanction of truths just expressed.

Related Scripture:

Psalms 72:18-19, 106:48.

Cont. Part 16: God's Love Will Heal (Psalms 103:3).

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