Summary: Cry Out To Jesus

Psalms 119:145 -152 Cry Out To Jesus

I. The Psalmist's Dedication 145-146

A. His Passion in Prayer 145 I cried with my whole heart;

hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

B. His Promise in Prayer - “I will keep thy statues”

C. His Practice in Prayer - I cried with my whole heart "out” intensity;

The Psalmist desires for God to rescue him, but also to rule him.

II. The Psalmist's Determination - 147 - 148

A. The Anticipation Of The Morning - 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose

I will not, I will not desert to his foes;

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never no never, no never forsake.

B. The Meditation Of The Evening - 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Psalms 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man ....... 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

III. The Psalmist's Deliberation - 149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

He desires the Lord’s intervention because of :-

His grace, mercy, and His lovingkindness

Psalms 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

IV. The Psalmist's Discrimination 150-151

A. The Enemies Outward Harm - 150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

B. The Lord's Upward Help -

151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

V. The Psalmist's Declaration - 152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

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