PSALM 61

This entry is part 58 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 61


~~ What Will The Righteous Do In The Day Of Trouble ? ~~


David’s Experience In Prayer Leads Him To More Of It !

 

1. DAVID’S PLEA TO GOD. 
A. HE COULD HAVE DONE A “MULTI-TASKING” PRAYER TO
“EVERYONE.” JOHN 6:68… NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.
>NOT AS BALAAM. JOSHUA 13:22.
>CANNOT SERVE EVEN 2 MASTERS ! MATTHEW 6:24.
—YOU CAN APPOINT YOURSELF MASTER.
B. HE APPROACHES HUMBLY, NOT WITH DEMANDS
MICAH 6:8.
C. HE WILL GET THROUGH, WHERE OTHERS COULD NOT.
PSALM 34:17,19.

2. DAVID’S DETERMINATION TO SEEK GOD. (“PRAYING
THROUGH”) HEB. 11:6, 1 THES. 5:17, 1 KINGS 18:44.
A. IT WAS NOT A HALF-HEARTED EFFORT. JER. 29:13.
B. EXAMPLE OF JACOB STRUGGLING WITH THE LORD.
GEN. 32:24.
C. LABOR STILL INVOLVED TODAY. COL. 4:12, JAMES 5:16,
(DOESN’T “FERVENT” INVOLVE LABOR ?)

3. THE PAST IS A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE. V. 3.
A. GOD HAS BEEN A SHELTER (HEB.=REFUGE, ALSO)
EVEN FOR THE POOR. PS. 14:6.
DURING TROUBLES, OBVIOUSLY. PS. 46:1,
ALL THE TIME. PS. 62:8.
PASSED DOWN TO GENERATIONS. PROV. 14:26
B. GOD HAS BEEN A STRONG TOWER.
IT IS AN OBVIOUS STRUCTURE. JUDGES 9:50-55.
EVEN GOD’S NAME IS SECURITY. PROV. 18:10.
—JOHN 14:13-14, JOHN 16:23-24.
—IN JESUS’ NAME THERE IS VICTORY. MARK 16:17.
C. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IS IN
THE LORD. V. 4-7
—CERTAINTY OF HABITATION. PS. 91:8-9, HEB.11:10,16.
—CERTAINTY OF SECURITY. PS. 4:8.
—EXTENSION OF LIFE.
>THROUGH OBEDIENCE. 1 KINGS 3:14, EX. 20:12.
>THROUGH HONESTY. DEUT. 25:15,
>THROUGH THOUGHTFUL KINDNESSES. DEUT. 22:7.
—HIS FUTURE PLACE IS BY GOD. 1 THES. 4:17.

4. THE FUTURE INVOLVES COMMITMENTS MADE NOW. V. 8.

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