While this psalm is written in the first person, there are indications that, like the other psalm of this group, it has a national character, and sets forth the reaction of the nation to the deliverance from exile. At the same time it echoes the personal experience of any believer.
- How did trouble test the faith of the writer, and what new realization did his experience bring?
- What is shown about his prayer during the trouble and afterwards? What resolves and dedication sprang from his experience?
Note. Verse 15. God sets a high value on the life of his people and does not regard their death lightly.