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Come, Follow Me
Old Testament Lesson 34:
August 15–21

“I Will Declare What He Hath Done for My Soul”
Psalms 49–51; 61–66; 69–72; 77–78; 85–86

Saving That Which Was Lost, by Michael T. Malm

This outline identifies some of the doctrinal topics addressed in these psalms. As you study, certain words, images, or ideas may stand out to you. What do you feel the Lord is trying to teach you?

Psalms 49: Men cannot be ransomed or redeemed by wealth—God alone can redeem a soul from the grave—The glory of a rich man ceases with his death.

Psalms 50: Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation of God.

Psalms 51: David pleads for forgiveness after he went in to Bathsheba—He pleads, Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalms 61: David finds shelter in the Lord, abides in the Lord’s presence, and keeps his own vows.

Psalms 62: David praises God as his defense, his rock, and his salvation—The Lord judges men according to their works.

Psalms 63: David thirsts for God, whom he praises with joyful lips.

Psalms 64: David prays for safety—The righteous will be glad in heart.

Psalms 65: David speaks of the blessedness of God’s chosen—The Lord sends rain and good things upon the earth.

Psalms 66: Praise and worship the Lord—He tests and tries men—Sacrifices are to be offered in His house.

Psalms 69: A messianic psalm of David—The zeal of the Lord’s house has eaten Him up—Reproach has broken His heart—He is given gall and vinegar to drink—He is persecuted—He will save Zion.

Psalms 70: David proclaims, Let God be magnified.

Psalms 71: David praises God with thanksgiving—Who is like unto the Lord!

Psalms 72: David speaks of Solomon, who is made a type of the Messiah—He will have dominion—His name will endure forever—All nations will call him blessed—The whole earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.

Psalms 77: The righteous cry unto the Lord—They remember the wonders of old, how He redeemed the sons of Jacob and led Israel like a flock.

Psalms 78: The Israelites are to teach the Lord’s law to their children—Disobedient Israel provoked the Lord in the wilderness—The Egyptian plagues are recounted—The Lord chooses and blesses Judah and David.

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