PSALM 36

This entry is part 33 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 36

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS:
Discerning Things With Truth, Not Imagination !


Learning How To See Things
Through God’s Eyes !

1. SEEING THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE.   V. 1.
A. REQUIRES THE VIEW FROM A RENEWED HEART.
B. REQUIRES A DEPENDENCE ON GOD-SUPPLIED SOURCES:
—THE WORD. HEB. 4:12,
—THE HOLY SPIRIT. JOHN 16:13.
—SOME BELIEVERS HAVE EXPANDED ABILITIES IN THESE
AREA OF DISCERNMENT – 1 COR. 12:10.
C. GOD PLACES HONESTY IMPORTANT WHETHER JUDGING
SAVED OR LOST PEOPLE. ROM. 13:13, 1 THES. 4:12.

2. THE INTENT OF THE HEART IS SEEN BY GOD.    V.2.
A. CAN BE UNDERSTOOD BY ACTIONS.
—ELIJAH – 1 KINGS 20:41.
—DISRESPECT OR LACK OF ESTEEM FOR THE THINGS OF
GOD CAN BE SEEN. 1 COR. 11:29
B. CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AS GOD REVEALS IT IN SPECIAL
WAYS. THOSE CHOSEN FOR SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS.
—THE WISE MEN – MATT. 2:12.
—JOSEPH – MATT.2:13.

3. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD
(SOMETHING THAT LOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE.)
A. BEGINNING OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.
PROV. 9:10, PROV. 1:7.
B. IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TRUE SPIRITUAL LIVING.
PROVERBS 14:27
—THROUGH IT PEOPLE FLEE SIN. PROV. 16:6
—THROUGH IT PEOPLE HAVE GREATER SATISFACTION.
PROVERBS 19:23
4. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WICKED    (INCL. GENERATIONS)
A. NO FEAR OF GOD.
B. SELF-FLATTERY. ROM. 1:30, 2 TIM. 3:2
C. WORDS ARE INIQUITY AND DECEPTION. 2 TIM. 3:13
D. STOPPED SEEKING WISDOM.
PROV. 3:7, 12:15, 16:2, 21:2, IS. 5:21.
E. STOPPLED DOING GOOD. JAMES 4:17
F. THINKS MISCHIEF. PROVERBS 6:16-19.
G. NO LONGER HATES EVIL. PS. 97:10, PROV. 8:13.

5. THE CONTRAST: GOD WHO IS RIGHTEOUS.
A. IT STANDS ABOVE ALL THE REST. V. 6. ROM. 5:7-8
B. IT REVEALS GOD’S LOVE. IS. 59:16
C. IT RESULTS IN SOME PEOPLE RESPONDING TO GOD WITH
FAITH. ROMANS 3:25, MATT. 6:33.

6. THE CONTRAST: PEOPLE WHO LOVE GOD.    V. 8
A. ARE ABUNDANTLY SATISFIED. PSALM 17:15
—NOT AS THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD. PROV. 27:20
B. FILLED WITH PLEASURE FROM GOD.
—THE WORLD SEEKS THE WRONG PLEASURES.
HEB. 11:25, LUKE 8:14, TITUS 3:3.
C. ARE ABLE TO SEE THE LIGHT. PS. 89:15, 1 JOHN 1:7

7. CONTRASTS IN THE RESULTS OF FELLOWSHIP
***CANNOT SEE LIGHT UNTIL FIRST LIGHT REACHES YOUR
EYE. THUS, MUST HAVE IT TO SEE IT.

A. FELLOWSHIP WITH DARKNESS.
1 JOHN 1:6. WALKING IN IT MAKES IT EASY TO LIE ABOUT
OURSELVES AND OTHERS.
—HATING A BROTHER RESULTS IN AN UNCERTAIN PATH
AHEAD. 1 JOHN 2:10
—THOSE BENT UPON DOING AVOID THE LIGHT. JOHN 3:20
B. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD. HE IS LIGHT. JOHN 8:12.
—REV. 21:23- THE LAMB IS THE LIGHT !

8. BLESSINGS AND CURSES. PROV. 18:21, PS. 36:10-12.
A. HAVE A BASIS IN THE BIBLE. DEUT. 11:26, NUM. 5:23,
NUMBERS 26:6 (Balaam), MARK 11:21.    B. TO THE LOST. GAL. 3:10, 2 PETER 2:14
C. TO THE SAVED. 2 KINGS 2:24.
NOT TO INITIATE THEM, BUT BLESSINGS, INSTEAD !
LUKE 6:28, JAMES 3:9-10

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