Summary: The World’s Culture has a way of becoming part of the Christian’s Life.


A. Desperation – “I cried”

1. distress – tight spot that produces anguis/tribulation

2. cried – call out to a personw/expectation of response

B. Direction – ‘to the Lord

1. Not to my neighbor; not to my friend

2. YHWH – I am that I am – was, is and will be one

Psalms 18:6 (KJV)

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God:

Psalms 30:8 (KJV)

I cried to You, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

Psalms 50:15 (KJV)

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

C. Declaration – ‘and he heard me’

1. Not a word of surprise – STRENGTH

2. God Hears those who pray in faith

Psalms 34:15 (KJV)

The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalms 34:17-18 (KJV)

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.


A. Distance

1. Ps. 120 - 134 Song or Degrees or Ascents

a. going to Jerusalem & worship God in Temple

2. Do not love Church of God- love the God of Church?

a. Boy Scout & never attend meeting?

b. Football player never attended practice?

B. Destruction

1. Deliver – snatch out of dangers way;

a. If no deliver destruction will result

2. lying lips & deceitful tongue

C. Defection – Deliver my soul (being) from

James 3:3-12

Don’t Do it!

Defend the Absent

Don’t Encourage It!

Don’t Repeat It!

to anyone but God! Why drag anyone else into it??


A. Don’t Belong Where I am v. 6

B. Don’t Understand the Language they speak vs. 7

Psalms 34:14 (KJV)

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalms 35:20 (KJV)

For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Hebrews 12:14 (KJV)

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: