PSALM 25

This entry is part 23 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 25

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Dealing With Life’s Options


Where Else Can I Go, But To God ?

 

 

1. NOWHERE ELSE TO GO BUT TO GOD.

   A. BRINGING THE SOUL TO GOD. V.1. JOHN 6:68
B. BRINGING OUR FAITH TO GOD. V.2. MARK 8:25, HEBREW 12:2.

2. THE CONCERNS OF A BELIEVER. V.2-
A. HIS ENEMIES. DEFINED BY THEIR ATTITUDES & ACTIONS
TOWARD YOU, OR TOWARD GOD ? OR BOTH ? CAN AN ENEMY
BE ONE’S OWN FLESH ? I JOHN 2:15-17, ROM. 8:7, JAMES 4:4.
(POGO: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”)
B. HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD. V. 3.
“WAITING (ACT OF SERVING) ON THE LORD.”
A. ASKS TO BE SHOWN GOD’S WAYS. IS. 40:31, HOSEA 12:6.

3. THE ACTIONS OF THE TRUE BELIEVER.
A. ASKS TO BE SHOWN GOD’S WAYS.
JOB 10:2, PS. 10:17—GOD EVEN PREPARES THE HEART.
REQUIRES A HUMBLE SPIRIT. MATT. 18:4.
B. ASKS TO BE TAUGHT THE PATHS OF GOD. PS. 119:15.
REQUIRES ADMISSION THAT YOU DON’T KNOW WITHOUT HIM.
I TIMOTHY 6:3-4.
C. REQUIRES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACH. JN. 14:26, LUKE 12:12
MISUSED SCRIPTURE ABOUT TEACHING. I JOHN 2:27.
ONE TEACHER USING MEN. 1 COR. 12:28.

4. NO ONE ELSE HAS A MEMORY LIKE HIS. V. 6-8
A. THE ABILITY TO REMEMBER.
GOOD THINGS. THE CREATION OF ISRAEL: IS. 44:21, PS. 9:12.
HIS PROMISES. EX. 2:24, GEN. 30:22, GEN. 19:29.
THE WICKED THINK HE WILL FORGET THEIR SINS.
PS. 10:11, REV. 18:5.
THE FRAILTY OF OUR LIVES. PS. 103:14.
B. THE ABILITY TO FORGET.
REMOVING OUR SINS. PS. 103.12.
C. THE SINS OF OUR YOUTH. WHY ARE THEY DISTINGUISHED ?
GOD’S PLAN (RARELY OURS) ECCL. 12:1, JER. 2:2.
FAILURE TO OBEY THE RULES. JER. 22:21
FAILURE TO REMEMBER COMMITMENTS. EZEK. 16:60.

5. THE SINS OF OUR YOUTH. WHY ARE THEY DISTINGUISHED ?
A. FAILURE TO OBEY THE RULES.
1 SAM. 2:17, 1 SAM. 9:2, JER. 22:21, JOB 13:26.
B. SINS OF THE FLESH. 2 TIM. 2:20.
C. FAILURE TO REMEMBER COMMITMENTS. EZEK. 16:60.
D. LACK OF PATIENCE. PROV. 20:21.
E. FAILURE TO MANAGE MONEY CORRECTLY. LUKE 15:13.
F. CHRISTIAN YOUTH SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS.
1 TIM. 4:12, PS. 119:9, I JOHN 2:13-14.

6. ONLY GOD CAN TEACH SO EFFECTIVELY. 25:8,9, 12.
A. WHO DOES HE TEACH ?
people who ask. 25:4. LUKE 11:9, JAMES 4:2.
sinners. V.8.
the meek. V.9.
those that fear God. V. 12, PROVERBS 1:7.
B. HOW DOES HE TEACH ?
through nature. JOB 12:7-8.
through observation. PSALM 32:8
directly from God’s mouth. MATTHEW 4:4, EXODUS 4:12.
through the Holy Spirit. JOHN 14:26.
through His Word. JOHN 17:17, 2 TIM. 3:16.
through people of God.
prophets & preachers. I SAM. 12:23. MATT. 28:20, 2 TIM. 2:2.
fathers. DEUT. 4:9.
older women. TITUS 2:4.

7. ONLY GOD IS SO CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING AND HELPING.
A. HE CAN FORGIVE FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE. V. 11.
—IT IS HUMBLING THAT ALL THINGS SHOULD BE DONE FOR HIS
NAME’S SAKE. REV. 2:3
—HE FORGIVES. JER. 14:7.
—HE SHOWS HIS GREAT POWER. EZEK. 36:22.
B. HE CAN TEACH IN THE WAY OF HIS CHOOSING. V. 12.
C. HE CAN SHARE SECRETS. V. 14., AMOS 3:7, GEN. 18:17, IS. 42:9.
D. HE CAN HELP EVEN AFTER WE’VE GONE THE WRONG WAY.
V. 15. (FEET ALREADY IN NET).
E. HE KEEPS OUR SOUL. PS. 56:13.
F. HE ALONE CAN REDEEM US FROM ALL OUR TROUBLES. PS. 49:15.

8. THE FORGIVENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF GOD. V. 18
A. INVITING GOD TO SEE. PS. 139:23, JER. 17:10, PS. 44:21.
ENEMIES SEARCH FOR A DIFFERENT REASON. PS. 64:6.
B. ASKING GOD FOR FORGIVENESS. PS. 103:1-5.
C. PLEADING FOR CONSIDERATION. WHY ARE DAVID’S ENEMIES
BROUGHT INTO THIS ? V. 19. AS AN EXCUSE FOR HIS SINS ? NO.
AS A FACTOR IS PRESERVING THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD.
I JOHN 2:12.

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