Psalm 4

Psalm 4

Psalm 4:1-8


The Psalm title reads, “To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.”

Neginoth is a Hebrew word, and is the plural form of Neginah. Neginoth is the general term used for all stringed instruments. So the chief musician, would be the conductor for the stringed instruments. It shows up in Psalm 4, Ps 54, 55, 61, 67, 76.

I. Closet of Prayer (1)

A. Statement – “God of my righteousness”

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

B. Story – “thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress”
C. Supplication “Hear me”, “have mercy upon me”

i. Plea

Lam. 3:22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

ii. Promises! - Jer 33:3

II. Confrontation of Sin (2-5)

A. Sinners (2)
B. Saved (3)
C. Stand in Awe (4)
D. Sacrifice of Calvary (5)

III. Contentment in the Lord (6-8)

A. Sentiments (6) “Who will shew us any good?”
B. Supplication (6) “lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.”

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Is. 6:5 ¶ Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

C. Satisfaction (7)

1Tim. 6:6 ¶ But godliness with contentment is great gain.

D. Sleep (8) – Rest, trust, in the LORD!