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Summary: Saints in the Defense Box

People think there is one judgement only?

1. Sin and Satan on the Cross – Rom 8:3

2. Self – 1 Cor 11:31

3. Believers for their works – 1 Cor 5:10

4. Israel – Ezekiel 20: 35-38

5. Nations – Mathew 25: 31 – 46

6. Angels – Jude 6; 1 Cor 6:3

7. Wicked – Ecclesiastes 12:14

#2 is for us to do; #3,5,7 – We have the control of where we end up

Here is a Judgement in this Psalm

4 Scenes: Judge, Trial, Verdict, Warning

1. Judge (1-6)

• God is sovereign; He still allows a trial

• Calls Witnesses; He still does (Heavens and the Earth)

• Defendant is the Saint of God (V5) – Its time that the Judgement of God starts in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17)

2. Trial (7-15)

• Reveals who He is (V7) – I am your God

• Establishes Worship (V8) – Continue to do the sacrifices and burnt offerings

• Rebukes Rituals (9-13) – I need YOU not YOUR offerings

• Clarifies what is worship (14-15) – Praise Him; Do what you tell Him; Call upon His name; Glorify Him

3. Verdict (16-21)

God turns against Hypocrisy and Formalism among saints

• Attitude (16-17)

i. Know the word; Take it in your mouth; don’t practice it

ii. Hate Discipline

• Work (18) – You compromise with the world

i. You lower the standards of living

• Speech (19-20)

i. Undisciplined tongue

ii. Lies, devises Deception, Spread False things

• Response to God (V21)

i. God says, because I don’t say anything, I am deaf

ii. Ecc 8:11 – People are bold to continue to do evil because the judgement of sins is not executed immediately

4. Warning (22-23)

• Still you don’t listen

• Order your ways

• WORSHIP is LIFE

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