Psalm 56 and 57

These two psalms are closely connected and, according to their titles, should be read against to background of 1 Sam. 21:10-22:1.

  1. In these two psalms how does David: (a) describe the trials by which he is surrounded, and (b) express his confidence in God?
  2. What does David confess that God has done, and can do, for him, and in what ways does he say that he will show his gratitude? How far can you make some of the words of these psalms your own?

Note. Ps. 56:8. Cf. Matt. 10:30.