Psalm 39

  1. Why was the psalmist at first silent, and why did he break silence and speak? When he gave utterance to his thoughts, to whom did he speak? What can we learn from this? Cf. Ps. 62.8; Jas. 3:5, 6.
  2. It seems that God had many lessons to teach David, and that after his fall his eyes were opened to some of them in a new way. Discover from this psalm what some of these lessons were, and ask yourself, ‘Have I learnt them?