“If we can learn to see our salvation as something God is doing perpetually in our lives, we will face our struggles with confidence to look to God for more grace.”

July 1, 2018

What do we do when we need rescue? We bounce back and forth between feelings of confident joy as saved people, and treacherous despair when darkness surrounds us. By showing us what it means to live as saved people and as people who need saving, Psalm 40 teaches us how to live our life as people who are continuously being saved by God.

Application Questions

  1. How often do you retell the story of your salvation, to yourself and to others? How does David’s recollection of his deliverance shape the way that you think of your own?
  2. In what ways does David’s response to his salvation, both inwardly and outwardly, inform and correct the way you have responded to your own salvation?
  3. How is your response to times of distress similar or different from David’s response in Psalm 40? How does David’s response change the way you think about your own?
  4. In what ways have you tried to help another person, for better or worse, complete the distress/salvation cycle modeled in Psalm 40? How have others tried to do the same for you in the past? In what ways does Psalm 40 show you how you can improve your efforts in the future?

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Zach Nix

Zach is a member of Cornerstone and serves as a teacher and non-vocational elder.

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