The Great God

  1. There are plenty of cries for help and deliverance in Psalm 40, but there is also a lot of declaring the faithfulness of God to deliver.
  2. David knows that he was stuck and God delivered him. He uses the imagery of being stuck in the mud, in the “miry bog,” out of the “pit of destruction.” God pulled him out.
  3. Can you relate to being stuck in the mud? Were you stuck in a habit or thought pattern? Were you stuck in unforgiveness or complaining? Were you arguing or judging? There are all sorts of muddy pits of destruction we can get ourselves stuck in.
  4. God is the deliverer. Don’t just ask for help out of the trouble. Ask for help out of the sin! He can help you hate the sin and want it gone. He can then help you repent and turn from it. He can help every step of the way. We just make the choice that we want His help. That we want His way and not our own, that we want obedience and not sin.
  5. David thinks we should be proclaiming continuously, “The Great God!” He is a great God. That means He’s really big and He’s really awesome. He is over all, above all, has all power, all authority, and is just infinite in time and space. He’s THE Great God.
  6. David proclaims the greatness of God to others, before the congregation.
  7. David says: I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!” As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God (Psalm 40:10,16-17)!
  8. The Lord remembers us. He thinks of us. He should always be on our mind as well!