PSALM 27

This entry is part 25 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 27

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Why Be Afraid ??


1. UNDERSTANDING THE RANGE OF FEARS COMMON TO MAN—MENTIONED IN THIS PSALM.

        HAVE YOU SEEN ALL THE ONES YOU REALLY HAVE ?
JOB 3:25. PSALM 34:4, 2 TIMOTHY 1:7.
A. FEAR OF PHYSICAL ENEMIES. V.2.
CRIMINAL ATTACKS. 2 COR. 7:5-7.
SOMETHING THAT COULD EAT UP MY FLESH.
FEAR OF GETTING SICK.
FEAR OF GETTING OLD. PS. 71:18.
A THORN IN THE FLESH. 2 COR. 12:7
A GENETIC WEAKNESS TOWARD A DISEASE OR
CONDITION. MATT. 9:35, NONE IS IMMUNE.
B. WHAT WAR OR ATTACK COULD BRING. V. 3.
SIEGE, OR LOSS OF ABILITY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.
2 KINGS 6:28-30, 2 KINGS 6:25.      AMERICA ?—ISAIAH 66:4.
I COR. 16:1-3—Christians Suffer results of famines, etc.
*(Does MATTHEW 24:7 apply to Christians, as well ?)
OUR SECURITY: PHIL. 4:19—ONLY IN GOD.
C. FEAR OF LOSING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
HEB. 11:7, PHIL. 2:12, PS. 2:11.
D. FEAR OF LOSING EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS.
MOTIVATES THE WEAK. MATT. 10:37,
MOTIVATES THE STRONGER. MATT. 19:29.
E. FEAR OF BEING FALSELY ACCUSED.
MATT. 5:11, I PET. 3:16.

2. COMFIDENCE FROM A GODLY COMMITMENT. V.8-14.
A. IT REQUIRES SPECIFIC ACTS ON OUR PART.
—THOUGHTS OF CONFIDENCE COME AFTER
COMMITMENT—PROV. 16:3
—COMMITTING WHATEVER WE DO TO GOD BRINGS
BOTH CONFIDENCE (FAITH) AND GOD’S BLESSING.
PS. 37:5.
B. IT INVOLVES GOD REPLYING COMMITMENT TO US.
—GOD’S WORD IS HIS COMMITMENT. IS. 55:11.
EX. 6:6, 7:5, NUMBERS 11:23, JER. 23:29, GEN. 1:3.

3. THE ESSENTIALS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.
A. TEACHING FROM GOD. V. 11. TWO INGREDIENTS NEEDED.
—TEACHING (GOD’S PART). JOHN 14:26, DEUT. 4:14,
I SAM. 12:23, PS. 34:11.
—LEARNING (OUR PART). DEUT. 31:12
HARD SCHOOL. (MOST COMMON). GEN. 30:27
EASY SCHOOL. MATT. 11:29, MARK 13:28
WILLINGNESS & DESIRE. JUDGES 13:8, LUKE 11:1
COMMITMENT TO LEARN. MATT. 11:29… THE YOKE.
B. PROTECTION FROM THE ENEMY. V.12. LUKE 10:19
C. FAITH IN GOD. V.13. HEB. 11:6
D. SHARING WITH OTHERS. V.14. HEB. 13:16, JAMES 4:17.

4. NO FEAR BECAUSE OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUTURE. V.13.
A. POWER IN PRAYER NOW. MATT. 18:19.
B. AUTHORITY NOW. MATT. 18:18, PHIL. 4:19.
C. ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS NOW. I JOHN 2:25.

5. NO FEAR BECAUSE WE KNOW WHO TO SERVE. V. 14.
A. A GOOD SERVANT KEEPS HIS MASTER WAYS. PS. 37:34.
A. GOD’S SERVANT RECEIVE THEIR STRENGTH FROM THEIR
MASTER. PS. 59:9.

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