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Chapter Study: Psalm 6

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.

Last week we reviewed Psalm 5. Today, we're going to study Psalm 6.

With that in mind, let's get to it.

Psalm 6

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Chapter Summary:

  • Psalm 6 is known as the first of the seven penitential psalms – songs of confession and humility before God.

  • vs. 1-7 David deprecates God's wrath, and begs for the return of His favor.

  • vs. 8-10 David assures himself of an answer of peace.


  • These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions. These afflictions will be tolerable, if David has comfort in his soul.

  • Man is a a born sinner, prone to backsliding, who can only be restored by Christ.

  • To depart and be with Christ is the ultimate goal for the saints; but for one to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.

  • Having made his request known to God, David is confident that his sorrow will be turned into joy.

  • Because of God's grace upon his heart, David knew his prayer was accepted, and in due time, would be answered.

  • Any believer, through the blood and righteousness of Christ, can go to God, and plead with Him for pardon and cleansing- knowing that He is just and faithful to grant both.

  • David prays for the conversion of his enemies, or foretells their ruin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Whatever we my have to endure in life can be made a blessing, with the proper perspective- acknowledgment of sinfulness & repentance

  • We should endeavor daily to pray to God, with supplication

  • We should never be afraid to be totally vulnerable with God, because He loves us unconditionally, and understands us fully

  • Death has no power over the believer, as eternal life is attained with God

  • In God's power we can overcome any enemy we may encounter


  • Even if we've angered God we can always go to Him, in sincerity & humility, and ask for His forgiveness

  • The only true comfort we can ever experience is found in God

  • It is important to separate from all ungodly associations

May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.

I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.

Love you much.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!

-Humble Servant

P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.

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