PSALM 20

This entry is part 18 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 20

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Observing the GLORY of our God


THE GIVING OF A BLESSING: FOR US TO DO ?

 

1. WHAT IS A BLESSING ? 

   A. NOT ALWAYS AS OBVIOUS AS WE MIGHT THINK.
—A PERSON’S LIFE CAN BE A BLESSING. THEIR
BEHAVIOR, TESTIMONY, ETC. GEN. 12:2. *EX.—CORY
TEN BOOM IN FLEA-INFESTED CONCENTRATION CAMP.
B. ULTIMATELY, ALL GOOD THINGS COME FROM GOD.
GEN. 12:3, JAMES 1:17.
C. THEY COVER HEAVEN AND EARTH, NOW AND LATER.
GEN. 49:25
D. SOME BLESSINGS ARE OF A SPIRITUAL NATURE. EPH. 1:3.
—GIVING OUT THE GOSPEL IS A BLESSING. ROM. 15:29.
—TURNING FROM INIQUITY IS A BLESSING. ACTS 3:26.

2. WHY IT IS BIBLICAL.
A. JESUS COMMANDED IT. MATT. 5:44.
B. IT IS THE ATTITUDE OF PEOPLE RIGHT WITH GOD.
1 PET. 3:9.
C. BY DOING IT TO THE BRETHREN, WE DO IT TO THE
LORD. MATT. 25:40.
D. ALL BLESSING SHOULD BE RETURNED TO GOD.
REV. 5:12-13, 7:12, LUKE 24:53, PS. 103:2.
**WE HAVE SPECIAL OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE GOD IS
BLESSED THROUGH IT, NOT COMPLYING WITH THE
WILL OF SINFUL MEN. MATT. 7;6.

3. WHY SOME CANNOT DO IT.
A. SOME HAVEN’T GROWN ENOUGH. HEB. 5:12.
B. SOME ARE NOT YIELDED TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
—NOT LIVING FOR THE LORD. JAMES 3:10.
—NOT ENOUGH FAITH. MATT. 13:58.
C. SOME PEOPLE DON’T COUNT IT TO BE IMPORTANT
ENOUGH. HEB. 12:17.

4. WHEN IT SHOULD BE DONE.
A. WHEN THERE IS A NEED FOR BLESSING (WHETHER
THEY WANT IT, OR NOT !) GEN. 48:9, PROV. 24:24-25.
B. IN RETURN FOR BEING A BLESSING. HEB. 6:14.

 

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