A Psalm of Praise in Old Age (Psalm #71)

Text: Psalm 71

Notice the continual praise from the cradle to beyond the grave

  • Verse 6 – Out of the mouth of babes – Matthew 21:6
  • Verse 7 – when David is a wonder to others
    • Sacrifice of praise in Hebrews 13:15
  • Verses 14-15 – when David’s enemies see he’s weak. (David knows this was never about him, it was always about the Lord. So his being weak doesn’t change the strength of the Lord.)
  • Verse 15-16 – David will promote the righteousness of God (not the law).
  • Verse 17 – David will continue to speak as long as he can of the Lord’s mighty work.
  • Verse 18 – David promotes the Lord to this generation.
    • Titus 2:1-5
  • There is the resurrection and redemption of David’s life in verse 20.
  • Verses 22-24 – David praises the Holy One of Israel for redemption. Directed to the Holy One of Israel (71:22) which is Jesus Christ even though David doesn’t know him by name. Mark 1:24 identifies the Lord Jesus Christ as the Holy One.
    • Ephesians 1:7-12