2/15/2015

Let Me Experience You (Psalm 143)

Psalm 143:1-12; 6-8

"...my soul thirsts for you like a parched land" (Ps 143:6, ESV). "Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die" (Ps 143:7, NLT). "Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go because I long for You" (Ps 143:8, HCSB).

References:
    1. Motyer, J Alec. The Psalms. New Bible Commentary. Downers Grove, Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 1994. Psalm 143 - The End.

    2. ESV Study Bible. Psalm 143 - My Soul Thirsts for You (6):
       
      1. Hear me and do not put me on trial (1-2).
      2. I am faint because the enemy pursues me (3-4).
      3. I reach out to you in trust (5-6).
      4. Answer me quickly! (7-8)
      5. Deliver me, and teach me to do your will (9-12). 
    3. Zemek, George. Road Maps for the Psalms: Inductive Preaching Outlines Based on the Hebrew Text. Valencia, CA: The Master's Academy International, 2006. Psalm 143.
    4. Psalm 143 Outline.
      1. David prayed for God to hear his prayer for mercy (1-2).
      2. David was tired of being pursued by the enemies (3-4).
      3. David remembered that he used to follow God's commandments (5-6).
      4. David prayed for God to quickly send salvation (7-10).
      5. David prayed that God preserve his life (11-12).