2022 Study Summary 34: I Will Declare What He Has Done For My Soul
Psalms 49–51; 61–66; 69–72; 77–78; 86–86
“I Will Declare What He Has Done For My Soul”
Psalm 49. Men cannot be ransomed or redeemed by wealth—God alone can redeem a soul from the grave—The glory of a rich man ceases with his death.
Psalm 50. Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation of God.
Psalm 51. David pleads for forgiveness after he went in to Bathsheba—He pleads, Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 61. David finds shelter in the Lord, abides in the Lord’s presence, and keeps his own vows.
Psalm 62. David praises God as his defense, his rock, and his salvation—The Lord judges men according to their works.
Psalm 63. David thirsts for God, whom he praises with joyful lips. (A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.)
Psalm 64. David prays for safety—The righteous will be glad in heart.
Psalm 65. David speaks of the blessedness of God’s chosen—The Lord sends rain and good things upon the earth.
Psalm 66. Praise and worship the Lord—He tests and tries men—Sacrifices are to be offered in His house.
Psalm 69. A messianic psalm of David—The zeal of the Lord’s house has eaten Him up—Reproach has broken His heart—He is given gall and vinegar to drink—He is persecuted—He will save Zion.
Psalm 70. David proclaims, Let God be magnified.
Psalm 71. David praises God with thanksgiving—Who is like unto the Lord!
Psalm 72. David speaks of Solomon, who is made a type of the Messiah—He will have dominion—His name will endure forever—All nations will call him blessed—The whole earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.
Psalm 77. The righteous cry unto the Lord—They remember the wonders of old, how He redeemed the sons of Jacob and led Israel like a flock.
Psalm 78. The Israelites are to teach the Lord’s law to their children—Disobedient Israel provoked the Lord in the wilderness—The Egyptian plagues are recounted—The Lord chooses and blesses Judah and David.
Psalm 85. The Lord speaks peace to His people—Truth will spring out of the earth (the Book of Mormon), and righteousness will look down from heaven.
Psalm 86. David implores God for mercy and is saved from the lowest hell—The Lord is good and generous in mercy—All nations will worship before Him.