Scripture Minute – Psalm 40:11

“Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me. Your constant love and truth will always guard me.” (Psalm 40:11, CSB)

In this verse, we see that the psalmist David makes a plea to God asking for His mercy and loving-kindness to be bestowed upon him. David expresses his desire for God’s compassion and faithfulness to always protect and sustain him.

In broader terms, this verse helps us to see the importance of relying on God’s mercy and loving-kindness in times of need. It acknowledges our loving Father’s role as a source of support, preservation, and truth in our life. The verse reflects a deep longing for the continuous presence and care of God.