Daily Devotions


Day 346

Psalm 40:13a "Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me..."

Day 346 – Psalm 40

“Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me…” Psalm 40:13a


David’s knowledge and experience taught him many things about God. He knew that if he were to be found blameworthy, he would not be able to plead for vindication from the Lord (Psalm 17). On what basis then would God hear and answer his cry for help? The following text offers a profound thought.

“Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me…”
Psalm 40:13a


To understand the above text better, we need to read Paul’s words to the Ephesians.

“Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ
to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will…

Having made known to us the mystery of His will,
according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.”
Ephesians 1:5, 9

1. “Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me”

a) The basis of this plea is to be found in God’s good pleasure.
b) This is the only basis David had as he prayed for deliverance.

2. What is God’s good pleasure?

a) It has to do with God’s profound will.
i) This is something known only to God Himself.
ii) This is not in any way affected by human influence or determination (not even prayers).
b) It has to do with God’s eternal purpose and plan.
i) There is Divine purpose at work.
ii) There is also a Divine plan in everything.

3. Would God make known to us His Divine will and purpose?

Yes! The key person who unlocks the “mystery” of God’s will is the Lord Jesus Christ! It is through Him that we will find much grace to help us in our time of need!