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Summary: To show that this world returned evil for good, hatred for love of GOD. Noticing this, we need to be different from it.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you remember your love for GOD?

No. Instead I remember GOD's love for me. That's more infinite and permanent.

Romans 5:8 (Amplified Bible)

But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that this world returned evil for good, hatred for love of GOD. Noticing this, we need to be different from it.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 109:5 (Amplified Bible)

And they have rewarded and laid upon me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, adore, honor, glorify, bless and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are the GOD who loved me first and I always remember Your Love for me, I always remember the goodness You rewarded me for the former evil I've done to You, and I always remember the Love You gave me for the former hatred I've treated You.

1 John 4:19 (Amplified Bible)

We love Him, because He first loved us.

VI. TITLE:

Hatred for love

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Psalms 109:5 (Amplified Bible)

And they have rewarded and laid upon me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Psalms 109:5 (King James Version)

And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

A. Evil for good as reward

"And they have rewarded me evil for good,"

Rewarded or "sum sym" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to put

2. to appoint

3. to bring

4. to call, care, cast in, change, charge, commit, consider, convey, determine

Evil or "ra raah" in Hebrew meaning: bad, adversity, affliction, calamity, displeasure, distress.

Good or "tob" in Hebrew meaning: good, beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, favor, fine, glad.

They represents the unbelievers or this unbelieving world that has not yet accepted the LORD JESUS CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR.

Psalms 35:7-12 (Amplified Bible)

For without cause they hid for me their net; a pit of destruction without cause they dug for my life.

Let destruction befall [my foe] unawares; let the net he hid for me catch him; let him fall into that very destruction.

Then I shall be joyful in the Lord; I shall rejoice in His deliverance.

All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You, You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods?

Malicious and unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.

They reward me evil for good to my personal bereavement.

Genesis 44:4 (Amplified Bible)

When they had left the city and were not yet far away, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you rewarded evil for good? [Why have you stolen the silver cup?]


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