Summary: "From Pits To Praises"
Psalm 40 v 1 - 10 "From Pits To Praises"
A. DAVID'S PATIENCE - 40:1,2
1. A Heard Cry - 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
a. His Personnal Watching "I" b.His Patient Waiting " waited patiently"
c. His Purpose Winning -"and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry."
2. A Horrible Condition - 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
a. The Condition Resolved - "He brought me up out of" A Divine Deliverence, A Direct Deliverence, A Distinct Deliverence
b. The Condition Recognized - "a horrible pit...miry clay" A Place Of Danger, A Place Of Dirt, A Place Of Despair.
c. The Condition Rooted - "set my feet upon a rock" David was Saved, Stabilised, Secured. (On a Rock)
d. The Condition Re-organized - "established my goings"
B. DAVID'S PRAISE - :3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
a. A New Song in Our Mouths - 40:3a "in my mouth"
b. A New Song of Our Master - 40:3b "Praise to our God" c. A New Song through Our Mission - many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD a. Demonstrated by Revelation "many shall see it," b. Demonstrated by Reverence - "and fear"
c. Demonstrated by Reliance - "and shall trust in the Lord"
C. DAVID'S PROVIDENCE - 4, 1. His Conditioned Blessings - :4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
a. The Blessing of Those Who Trust The Saviour - "the Lord his trust"
b. The Boasting of Those Who Trust In Self -"respecteth not the proud"
c. The Barrenness of Those Who Trust In Slander - "turn aside to lies"
2. His Countless Blessings - 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us–ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
a. His Blessings Toward Us Are Widespread - :5a "Many"
b. His Blessings Toward Us Are Wonderful - :5b "wonderful"
c. His Blessings Toward Us Are Working - :5c "works which thou hast done"
d. His Blessings Toward Us Are Wise -:5d "and thy thoughts which are to us–ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee:
e. His Blessings Toward Us Are Witnessed - :5e "If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered"
D. DAVID'S PLEASURE - 6 1. The Rejection of Religious Formalism - :6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
a. The Ambition Of Religious Formalism -"sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire"
b. The Answer To Religious Formalism - :"mine ears hast thou opened"
c. The Argument Against Religious Formalism - "burnt offering and sin
offering thou didst not desire "
2. The Reception of Righteous Faith - 7
a. A Scriptural Conscience - :7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,