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Psalm 30

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David Rejoices in His Healing

Psalm 30

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Lesson Number 21

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Believers should praise the Lord when they are healed from sickness.
  2. Believers should praise the Lord while they are still alive.

Practical Application

  1. Are you ready for the Lord’s answer to all your questions?
  2. Remember, night does not last forever.

Questions

  1. Discuss the title of this psalm, “A Song at the dedication of the house of David.”
  2. What does this psalm teach us about prayer during times of sickness?
  3. What is the teaching of verse 9?

Answers

  1. One possible scenario is that this psalm was written for the dedication of the site of the temple, soon after the plague on Israel was stopped and the land was healed. David himself may have also been healed and raised up from near death.
  2. It is right and biblical for believers to pray for those who are sick. And it is equally important to praise when God does heal.
  3. If David were to die and go down to the pit, or grave, then he would not be able to praise the Lord and give testimony to the Lord’s faithfulness.

Discuss/Consider

  1. Read 1 Chronicles 21-22:1. Read through Psalm 30 and show how the verses parallel David’s experience during this time.
  2. Can you tell of someone who used their sickness during this short time on earth as an opportunity to praise the Lord? How can you develop this attitude in your own life?

Challenge

  1. Are you experiencing a “night” of sorrow right now? Remember, the night will not last forever. The morning will come with the Lord’s return.

Key Verses

  • "Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:4-5

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