PSALM 57

This entry is part 54 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 57


~~ Finding True Refuge in a Lifetime of Calamities ~~


THE LATEST EVENT—DAVID WITH HOSTILE
KING SAUL IN THE CAVE. I SAMUEL 24:1-11

1. DAVID DEPENDS UPON GOD.    PSALM 62:8.
A. EVEN THOUGH HE IS EXPERIENCED IN CALAMITIES.
—I SAM. 18:29, 2 SAM. 15:12
B. EVEN THOUGH HE WAS CLOSE TO GOD, HE DID NOT TAKE
THE RELATIONSHIP FOR GRANTED.
DO WE ? HEBREWS 4:14, 1 TIMOTHY 2:5, 1 JOHN 1:9,
OTHERS DID NOT:
>ABRAHAM—GEN. 18:32,
>MOSES—DEUT. 9:17-21,
>PAUL—EPH. 3:14,
>JOHN—REV. 1:17.
SOME ACTUALLY WILL DO THIS:
>INVITED GUEST—MATT. 22:11-12
>IT IS THE ATTITUDE OF THIS GENERATION. ROM. 1:32.

2. DAVID ACKNOWLEDGES HIS WEAKNESS AND SIN.   V.1-3
A. HE CALLS OUT FOR GOD’S MERCY.
B. HE HAS FAITH THAT GOD WILL SEND IT. V. 3.
GAL. 3:24, LAS. 1:6-7.

3. DAVID’S FAITH THAT GOD WILL SEND HELP FROM HEAVEN.
A. SOME HELP CANNOT BE EXPLAINED ANY OTHER WAY.
—THREE HEBREWS. DANIEL 3:28,
—DANIEL IN LION’S DEN. DANIEL 6:22,
—PETER IN PRISON. ACTS 12:11,
—THE PROPHETS. REV. 22:6.
B. OUR FAITH MUST BE ABSOLUTE TO WORK. V. 7.
OUR PRAISE OF HIM MUST BE EVIDENT AT ALL TIMES.
PSALM 112:3
—DESPITE THE PROBLEM, OUR FAITH IS IN GOD. PS. 112:7.
—PRAISE IS EVIDENCE. V. 7-9.
—WORSHIP IS WORSHIP IS EVIDENCE. V.9b.
EXAMPLES: ACTS 16:25, PS. 106:12, LUKE 2:38.
WHEN FAITH BECOMES ACTION. LUKE 1:64.

4. THE OUTCOME IS TO LIFT UP GOD, NOT JUST GIVE US
SUCCESS.
   (WHY DO YOU EXERCISE FAITH & PRAISE THE LORD ?)
A. IN HIS BLESSINGS. PSALM 18:46 (ISN’T SALVATION A GREAT
BLESSING ?)
B. IN HIS JUDGMENTS. IS. 30:18, ISAIAH 2:10-11.

Series Navigation<< PSALM 56PSALM 58 >>
Print Friendly, PDF & Email