PSALM 54

This entry is part 51 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 54

~~ The Friendliness of Enemies ~~


GOD SAVES HIS FAITHFUL PEOPLE

1. THE PEOPLE OF ZIPH.
A. BETRAYED DAVID FOR PERSONAL GAIN. 2 SAM 23:19-23.
B. AN ENEMY CAN MERELY COLLABORATE. (AS ZIPHIM).
C. AN ENEMY MAY POSE AS A FRIEND.
—PRETENDS TO LIKE YOU. PROV. 27:6.
—TREATED AS A BROTHER. PS. 35:11-16.
—PARTICIPATES WITH YOU. JUDE 1:12.
D. AN ENEMY MAY BE OVERT AND OBVIOUS. MATT. 13:28.
—PEOPLE WHO WALK CONTRARY TO THE WORD OF GOD.
PHIL. 3:17-19.

2. THE CERTAINTY OF GOD’S SAFETY.    V.1.
A. HIS NAME REQUIRES HIS ACTION.
EX.6:3.=GOD ALMIGHTY.
B. HE WILL SAVE, OFTEN IN UNUSUAL WAYS. JUDGES 7:2.
C. EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T DESERVE IT. (USE OF MERCY
RATHER THAN GRACE). PS. 109:26. MATT. 14:30.
D. BECAUSE WE BELONG TO HIM.
—WE ARE HIS POSSESSION. PS. 100:3, 1 COR. 6:19-20.
—HE GAVE COMMANDMENT ON THIS. PSALM 71:3.

3. UNDERSTANDING THE ENEMY.    V. 3
A. THEIR EVIL GOALS. 1 PETER 5:8.
—MOST ENEMIES ARE TERRORISTS BY NATURE,
DESIRING TO INFLICT FEAR. PSALM 64:1.
—ARE ACCOMPLISHED ONLY WHEN THE BELIEVER HAS
SINNED. I KINGS 8:33.
—ARE DONE WHEN BELIEVERS FAIL TO BE ALERT (A SIN).
MARK 14:38, ACTS 20:31, 1 THES. 5:6, MATT. 24:43.
—THEY CANNOT STOP THE HAND OF GOD. PS. 107:2.
B. THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
—THEY DON’T WANT GOD, OR ANY THOUGHTS OF GOD,
BEFORE THEM. PS.86:14, JER. 9:12-13.

4. ASSURANCE OVER THE ENEMY.    V. 4-5
A. GOD IS THE HELPER. (DOES THAT MEAN HE DOES IT ALL ?)
—HEB. 13:6—MATT. 11:29-30 (JOINT-YOKE. ALL TO BE DONE
BY GOD, BUT OUR PART IS SUBMITTING).
—HE EXPECTS US TO DO WHAT HE COMMANDS. HEB. 4:16.
(SEEKING HIM FIRST). PS. 121:1. DON’T BE LOOKING DOWN.
B. GOD IS WITH THE BELIEVER.
C. GOD WILL REWARD THE ENEMY.
—CUTTING THEM OFF. FROM WHAT ? (HEB.-ELIMINATED,
DESTROYED, CUT OFF TO DIE). LEV. 7:25,27.
—USE TRUTH AS THE SWORD. HEB. 4:12, EPH. 6:17.

5. THE PRAISE FOR THE INEVITABLE VICTORY.   V. 6-9
A. THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE. BEFORE THE VICTORY.
HEB. 13:15, JER. 33:11.
THE SACRIFICE OF OTHER THINGS FOR GOD’S GLORY.
—FOR MINISTRY. PHIL. 4:18, ROM. 12:1.
B. THE TESTIMONY THAT IS PRODUCED AND SPREAD OUT
FOR OTHERS TO KNOW. DEUT. 32:1-3, MARK 5:20.
IMPORTANT TO DO IT AS PRAISE BEFORE GOD. LUKE 15:10

 

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