Summary: Encourage message on giving Praise where it is needed.

Type of Sermon: Textual/Topical

Purpose: Encouragement to Both Saints and Sinners

Theme: Giving Praise to Our Deliver

Scripture Reading: Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

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.

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

Text: Psalm 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.


This is a wonderful passage of scripture. There should be praise in the hearts of both saints and sinners. The verse not only tells the saints where God has brought them from and led them to, but also tells where He can bring the sinners from and take them. Let’s first look at praising Him for His safety.

I.Praise Him for His Safety. “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit” (v. 2a)

When the Lord took upon Himself the curse of our own sins, He was cast down like a prisoner into a deep, dark, fearful dungeon, in the midst whose horrible glooms the captive heard a noise as a of rushing stream, while overhead resounded the tramp of a furious foes. All mankind, immured midst horror, darkness, and desolation forgot Him. Yet the Lord Jehovah made Him to ascend from all His abasement; He retraced his steps from that deep hell of anguish into which He had been cast as our substitute. He, who thus delivered our surety in extremis, will not fail to liberate us from our far lighter griefs. (TOD)

ILLUSTRATION: Think of the man, Christian in the story of Pilgrim’s Progress. He fell into that horrible pit of despair. He continued to sink in that mucky, miry quicksand until Evangelist came along to help him out.

A.The saints should praise God that He has saved them from that horrible pit of sin. They are no longer sinking in that mucky, miry clay of sin.

B.The sinners should praise God that they can be saved from that horrible pit of sin. They no longer have to continue sinking in the mucky, miry clay of sin.


Not only should we praise Him for our Safety of being brought out or that we can be brought out of that horrible pit. Now that we are brought or can be brought out there is a Secure place for us to stand. So, now we need to praise Him for Security.

II.Praise Him for His Security. “He set my feet upon a rock” (v. 2b)

When Jesus arose from the grave He became the rock on which we stand as Christians. It is a sure foundation that on earthquake could even move. When the storms of life come our way this is our stay, and we will not be blown away as long as we keep a footing on the rock by staying in contacted with the Lord.

ILLUSTRATION: The Coney is a rock badger, a bit larger than the prairie dogs that infect our state of Colorado. Coneys are gray, the color of the rocks. As long as the coney, the rock badger, is on the rock sunning itself, it’s almost impossible to see. When a predator comes to attack, the Coney will run into a hole, the crag in the rock. If a vulture or an eagle wants to sweep down on the coney, it has to knock down a mountain to get at it.

One thing about Coneys, they know where their security lies. If a coney decides to go off on the prairie, venturing away from the rock, then it’s vulnerable. It doesn’t matter how courageous the coney is. It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s been taking body building lessons at the local gym. The most courageous coney falls victim to the smallest wolf or lion. When it wanders away from the rock, a Coney is dead meat.

Biblical writers would have taken that truth, and you know as well as I, they would apply it to God. They would have said, "If you have the wisdom of a badger, you’ll know where your security is. And the security you must have is the security of God himself."

-- Haddon Robinson, "The Wisdom of Small Creatures," Preaching Today, Tape No. 93.

A.The saints should praise God that they are standing secure upon the solid rock Christ Jesus. This rock will not weaver or break into.

B. The sinner should praise God that they can have a secure place to stand

upon after they are lifted out of the horrible pit of sin.

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