Psalm 119:121-128 Saving Time I. The Conviction Of The Psalmist - The Hebrew AIN means vision. Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he 1. Vision Is Essential for Faith - We Need a Vision of Our Sovereign. Lamentations 2:9, "...her prophets also find no vision from the Lord." You have got to be where God can speak, where He can teach you from his word. Dan 2:28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. II. Vision Is Essential for Fruitfulness - We Need a Vision of Souls. Mt 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. III. Vision Is Essential for Our Future - We Need a Vision of Our Sentence - Judgment. Rom 14:10 for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. IV. Vision Is Essential for Our Fear - We Need a Vision of Our Sin - Hell. V. Vision Is Essential for Our Focus - We Need a Vision of Our Salvation. We have a Complete Saviour who saves Complete Sinners, Completely. Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. VI. Vision Is Essential for Our Forgiveness - We Need a Vision of Our Saviour. Mt 17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Joshua saw Him Jo 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? Isaiah saw Him, 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Stephen saw Him. Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Saul saw Him. Ac 9:6 he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? II. The Call Of The Psalmist - 121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. A. He Appeals for God's Security - leave me not to mine oppressors.
B. He Accepts God's Surety - 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: Surety means security against loss or damage, a guarantee.
C. He Awaits God's Salvation - 123 Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation, D. He Applys God's Statutes - 124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. III. The Commitment Of The Psalmist 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
A. His Position "I am thy servant…" thy slave… Literally a purchased possession. B. His Pursuit "…Give me understanding…" C. His Prize "…That I may know thy testimonies." IV. The Complaint Of The Psalmist 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. How Daring was the Psalmist "It is time for Thee, LORD, to work…" Telling God. How Discerning was the Psalmist - for they have made void thy law. Grace Required, Grace Revealed, Grace Resisted, Grace Rejected, Grace Removed. Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira 1 The Lord is Delighted with:- Their Motives, Their Ministry, Their Maturity 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works and the last to be more than the first. 2. The Lord Is Disturbed - 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 3. The Lord Is Determined - 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. How Determined was the Psalmist - 126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work The Need For The Lord To Work, - It is time The Nature Of The Lord's Work, - Loving, Lasting, Living. The Neglect For The Lord To Work - for they have made void thy law. God's Law Neglected, God's Love Rejected, God's Lordship Dejected. V. The Conclusion Of The Psalmist 126b - for they have made void thy law. A The Threat To God's Word - They have made void thy law - totally disregarded it. 1. By Theories - Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness 2. By Traditions - Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition 3. By Transgressions 2 Pet 3:16 which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. B. The Treasure Of God's Word 127 "I love Thy commandments above gold…" What he coveted :- was not the wealth of the world, but the wealth of the Word. C. The Truth Of God's Word - 128 I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right D. The Triumph Of God's Word - and I hate every false way.