PSALM 63

This entry is part 60 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 63


~~ Personally Knowing God ~~


 

1. THE CONCEPT OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE. MY GOD.”
A. KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD IS NOT ENOUGH.
—JACOB. GEN 28:21.
—NEBUCHANEZZAR. DANIEL 4:25,32, 4:34-37.
—THOSE WHO KNEW ABOUT MESSIAH. ACTS 19:3-6.
—PHARISEES. JOHN 8:19.
B. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITY. “SEEKING EARLY”
—OT—DEUT. 4:29.
—NT—HEB. 11:6.
—PRIORITY OF THE GODLY. ISAIAH 26:9.

2. THE TEST OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE.
A. WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. 1 JOHN 2:3-4.
B. THE DESIRE TO KNOW HIM BETTER. PHIL. 3:10.
C. PROOF IS SEEN BY ACTS OF FAITH. 2 COR. 13:5.
D. LOVING THE BRETHREN. I JOHN 4:20.
E. FOLLOWING JESUS. JOHN 12:20.

3. KNOWING HIM IS THE THIRST OF THE SOUL.
A. SHOULD COME BEFORE OTHER DESIRES.
MATT. 6:33, MARK 12:30-33.
B. SHOULD BE THE STRONGEST DRIVE. PSALM 73:25,
COMPARATIVE PHRASE. ALSO LUKE 14:26.
C. SHOULD BE EXPECTED AND CULTIVATED. PS. 119:2.
D. THE DESIRE OF SOUL AND FLESH.
PHIL. 3:10-11, JOHN 4:14-15.

4. THE DESIRE TO SEE HIS POWER AND GLORY. V. 2.
A. ACKNOWLEDGED IN PRAYER.
I CHRON. 29:11, MATT. 6:13
B. THE POWER. EPH. 1:19. NOT APPRECIATED BY THE
LOST. 2 THES. 1:9.
C. THE GLORY. MOSES’ DESIRE. EX. 33:18; MARK 10:37.
D. SEEING WHAT GOD REVEALS OF HIMSELF.
—IS IT EVER COMPLETE ? NO. EX. 33:18. EX. 20:22.
—DOES IT VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON ? YES.
UNBELIEVERS: JOHN 6:46, ROMANS 1:18-19, 3 JN 1:11.
BELIEVERS: GEN. 32:30, JOHN 14:9, JOHN 1:18.

5. THE RECOGNITION OF GOD’S CHARACTERISTICS. V. 3.
A. HIS LOVINGKINDNESS. PSALM 40:10—PROCLAIM IT !
B. CAN BE BLESSED. (BARAK) “TO BRING GOOD UPON.”
—1 PETER 1:3, PS. 66:20—WHAT DO YOU DO FOR GOD
WHEN PRAYER IS ANSWERED ?
C. HE DELEGATES AUTHORITY. (“IN THY NAME”)
—TO EXERCISE HIS POWER. MARK 16:17,
ACTS 3:6, ACTS 3:16, ACTS 16:18.
—TO PREACH THE GOSPEL. LUKE 24:47.
—TO RECEIVE PEOPLE. LUKE 9:48
—TO PRAY. JOHN 14:13, LUKE 16:23.

6. THE RESULTS OF KNOWINGGOD PERSONALLY. V. 4.
A. THERE IS THE DESIRE TO PLEASE HIM. 2 TIM. 2:4.
B. THERE WILL BE TRUE WORSHIP OF HIM.
—IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH. JOHN 4:24
—BY GIFTS. MATT. 2:2,11.
—SUBMISSION OF ALL OF SELF. REV. 4:10, REV. 19:10.
C. WE WILL BE SATISFIED IN HIM. PS. 17:15.
D. THERE WILL BE PUBLIC WITNESSING OF HIS GOODNESS.
PS. 35:18, PS. 40:9-10, MATT. 5:15.

7. WHAT FOLLOWS IN A PERSONAL WALK WITH GOD. V. 6-11.
A. WHAT DAVID DID. MOUTH. JOYFUL LIPS=SMILE
—HE WILL REJOICE IN THE THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD.
>WHEN ON HIS BED. PS. 20:5, HAB. 34:18.
SOMETIMES THOUGHTS ARE NOT PLEASANT. PS. 6:6.
>IN THE NIGHT WATCHES. PS. 119:148.
—HE WILL REJOICE IN THE SHADOW OF GOD. V.7.
WINGS ? —MAL. 4:2, PSALM 91:4.
—HE WILL FOLLOW GOD CLOSELY.
B. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ENEMIES. V. 9-10

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