My teaching notes for Wednesday, May 12th. I am currently teaching through the book of Psalms. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching.
Resources utilized for preparation and study:
- Psalms Vol. 1 .The NIV Application Commentary, Gerald H. Wilson.
- Psalms. Vol. 5. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Tremper Longman III and David Garland.
- Meditating on God’s provision
- Confidence in God
- He will not abandon
- The restoration of blessing and joy from the Lord
His Prayer – v. 1
O, Righteous God
- He is righteous
- He does righteous
You have given me relief
- He has been faithful when “pressure” is present
- Answer me
- Give me
- Be gracious – generous provision
- Hear me – A call to respond in obedience
His Plea to His Enemies – vv. 2-5
The issues addressed:
Honor turned to shame – Love vain words
- They scoffed at his glory
- The pursuit of vain things (empty things)
Words of Encouragement (Seven Imperatives):
- Know – you have been set apart
- Be angry – Literally… tremble. Tremble in fear of the Lord.
- Do not sin
- Ponder in your own hearts – think and plan
- Be silent
- Offer right sacrifices – and put your trust in God
His Prayer – vv. 6-7
Restore the fullness your blessings.
Lift up the light of your face
- His presence
Joy in my heart
- Is greater than their grain and wine
- Better than any earthly possession.
His Trust in the Lord – v. 8
He has peace and He can lie down and sleep
Because of his trust in God
- For you alone, make me dwell in safety