Summary: "DAVID'S APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT"
Psalm 17 "DAVID'S APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT" 1. The Provision In Prayer - 17:1-6 (a) God Will Always Regard The Righteous - 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. (b) God Will Always Revenge The Righteous - 17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. Judgment Comes From God's Presence - 17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; Judgment Comes From God's Person - 17:2 let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. (c) God Will Always Reassure The Righteous - 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. The Minuteness of God’s Tests - 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; "tested" The Method of Gods Test - 17:3 "visited me in the night" The Miracle of God’s Tests - 17:3 "and shalt find nothing" The Mastery of God’s Tests - 17:3 "purposed that my mouth shall not transgress" (d) God Will Always Remind The Righteous - 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. God's Word Must Be Honoured - 17:4 Concerning the works of men God's Word Must Be Heeded - 17:4 by the word of thy lips God's Word Must Be Heralded - v. 4 I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. (e) God Will Always Reinforce The Righteous - 17:5,6 He Helps When We Walk - 17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. He Hears When We Talk - 17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 2. The Protection In Prayer - 17:7-14 (a) What God Keeps The Believer In - 17:7,8 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, In His Passion - 17:7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, In His Preservation - 17:7 O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee In His Protection - 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye In His Place - 17:8 hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
(b) What God Keeps The Believer From - 17:9-14 From Attackers - 17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. From Adversaries - 17:9 from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. From Abusers - 17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: From The Arrogant - 17:10 with their mouth they speak proudly. From The Atrocious - 17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; From The Animalistic - 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. From The Accusers - 17:13,14 God Continually Confronts The Wicked - 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: God Continually Controls The Wicked - 17:14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. (c) What God Keeps The Believer For - 15 3. The Promotion In Prayer - 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (a) His Appearance We Will See - 17:15 I will behold thy face in righteousness (b) His Amenities We Will Savour - 17:15 I shall be satisfied (c) His Awareness We Will Share - 17:15 when I awake, with thy likeness.