As for me, I said, "O Lord, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You. Psalm 41:4 Sin will have sorrow; every true penitent grieves for the dishonour he has done to God and the wrong he has done to himself. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister Bible commentator

Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9 A real friend will stand by you regardless of the risks involved. They will stick out their necks for you. They will be there when others turn and walk away! A genuine friend might even get hurt in the process of taking your side. Alan Carr, Calvary Baptist, Lenoir, NC

By this I know that You delight in me, because my enemy does not exult over me. Psalm 41:11 The only hope of the enemy's victory is if he can keep us away from God. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92

As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever. Psalm 41:12 When this Pilot undertakes to steer their course, their vessel shall never split upon the rock, run upon the sands, or spring a leak, so as to sink in the seas. To be sure, He will see them safe in their harbour. James Janeway

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen. Psalm 41:13 Are you daring to praise Him even for those trials which are but blessings in disguise? Anon