PSALM 35

This entry is part 32 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 35

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS:


Dealing With Unjust People

1. TURN TO GOD INSTEAD OF YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.   

     ***HAVING MANY AGAINST YOU SHOULD NOT
HINDER YOUR SERVICE TO GOD. PS. 119:157.

A. SEEKING HIS PROTECTION. V. 1-3. LUKE 18:38-42.
B. SEEKING HIS JUDGMENT. 4-6. KNOW THAT AT THE
LEAST IT WILL COME LATER. LUKE 19:27, REV. 20:12.
C. ASKING FOR JUSTICE. V.7-8. MATT. 6:10, MARK 11:25-26.
HOW CAN WE FORGIVE THEM ? DOES FORGIVENESS
FROM YOU MEAN NO CONSEQUENCES FROM GOD ?
WHY NOT ASK FOR THEIR FORGIVENESS ? ACTS 7:60.
WHY DIDN’T PAUL SAY TO DO THIS IN THESE CASES ?
I TIM. 1:20, I COR. 5:5, LUKE 17:3.

2. PROMISING TO PRAISE GOD EVEN MORE.   
A. THANKING HIM FOR SALVATION (WHICH PROVIDES
ACCESS). WHERE ELSE COULD SUCH BLESSINGS BE
OBTAINED ? JOHN 6:68
B. THANKING HIM FOR HIS CARE TO THE NEEDY. V. 10.
THE INVOLVEMENT OF OUR TOTAL BEING IS IMPORTANT.
—LEAVE OUT NO PART OF YOURSELF IN WORSHIPPING
GOD ! I TIM. 4:15.

3. CRIMES AGAINST THE BELIEVER.   
(WHY DOES GOD TELL YOU THIS ?)
A. FALSE WITNESS. V. 11.
—TELLS YOU ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THEIR HEART.
MATT. 15:19. RELIGIOUS OR NOT. MATT. 26:59.
B. UNGRATEFUL FOR HIS HELP. V. 12.
—EXPECT IT IN THESE LAST DAYS. 2 TIM. 3:2.
—DON’T REPAY WITH THE SAME. LUKE 6:35.
C. UNCARING ABOUT HIS SINCERE CARE FOR THEM. V. 13-14.
—BETRAYAL BY THOSE CLOSE TO YOU WILL BE COMMON
IN THE LAST DAYS EVEN MORE. MATT. 24:10,
MARK 13:12. WHY ?
>OVERWHELMING ACTIVITY OF THE EVIL. REV. 12:12.
>THE WEAKNESS OF THOSE WHO ARE GOOD.
MATT. 24:12, REV. 3:15.
>LOSS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH THE LORD.
REV. 3:16, REV. 3:20, I JOHN 1:7.
D. NEED NOT SIDE-TRACK US. THE OFFER: JAMES 4:8
E. THE ACCUSATIONS HE DIDN’T KNOW. V. 15.
—IT IS AN ACT OF GOD’S GRACE THAT YOU DON’T KNOW
EVERYTHING PEOPLE SAY.
—CHRISTIANS SHOULD NEVER SPREAD EVIL REPORTS
ABOUT ANOTHER CHRISTIAN. IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH
FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL TO KNOW EVERY BAD THING
PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEM. LEV. 19:16,
PROV. 20:19, 26:20,22.

4. THE PROTECTION OF THE LORD FOR THE TRUE BELIEVER.
A. THE ESSENTIAL DEFENSE FROM THE LORD WHERE IT
COUNTS. PSALM 62:2,6, PSALM 59:1, I JOHN 2:1.
B. THE ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT OF THOSE WHO COMMIT
THIS TYPE OF SIN.
—CHRISTIANS. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10.
—THE LOST. REV. 20:12.

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