Psalm 40 is another beautiful Psalm of David. God has answered his past petitions and he gives thanks:
“he inclined to me and heard my cry……”
“He drew me up from the pit of destruction…..”
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God…..”
The Psalmist is also aware that the sacrificial system has no “effects” on its own, but must be accompanied by genuine repentance and faith as well as obedience (v. 8). The remainder of the Psalm is dealing with a new time of difficulty that presents itself, however, our song focuses solely on the first nine verses.
“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud” (v. 4).