Summary: “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!”
Pastor Allan Kircher
Shell Point Baptist Church
Oct 19th, 2013
Intro: read/inscription/precedes/Psalm because it gives us some insight/background/verses.
• Inscription states/Psalm/originally/song/written/glorify/Lord
• honor Him/delivering David from King Saul
• From all his enemies.
• also be found in 2 Samuel 22
Psalm/written/all David’s foes lay vanquished/feet.
David/given absolute victory/wanted/express his gratitude to the Lord for His glorious provision.
You see, during the time David was running from Saul, he was in constant danger of death.
• He/delivered/all enemies/lifts his voice/praise/Lord God Who has given him the victory.
• This is David’s song of victory
• you and I have a victory song to sing as well.
• When God saved us, He gave us victory over our enemies
• 1 Cor. 15:57; 2 Cor. 4:17; Rom. 8:37.
Now, we who were hounded by Hell and in danger of dying without Jesus Christ have been eternally saved through His grace.
• Since/been saved/delivered/snare/enemy
• We also have ample reason to worship and praise the Lord.
• Isn’t enough time/consider/entire Psalm today.
• After all, it is the fourth largest in the Book of Psalms.
• Spend/few minutes/first three verses/preach/The God We Worship.
Spend our time/verses, let’s allow/Lord’s Word/remind us:
• Who He is/what He has done for us/what He can do for us.
• Remind us today why our God is The God We Worship.
“Worship”/Old English word means “worthship”.
“To ascribe worth to someone”.
• We worship God because He is worthy.
• Our worship ascribes worth to Him because of Who He is and What He does.
• Let me share a few reasons with you from these verses that teach is why our God is worthy of our worship.
I. v. 1 GOD IS WORTHY OF_OUR DELIGHT
• Very beginning/Psalmist/two great/profound declarations.
• He bears his heart/tells us what he/determined to do.
First, he declares his love for the Lord.
Second, he declares his absolute dependence upon the Lord.
He/indicating/will live his life/these two great themes ever before him.
• Telling us he finds his greatest delight in the Lord!
Let’s examine these two themes a little more closely and see what they mean for us tonight.
1. I will love the Lord.
• Translated "love" here is a word that means "to fondle."
• It carries the idea of hugging.
• If it doesn't sound too irreverent
• Psalmist is saying he is so filled with love for the Lord that he just wants to slide up real close to the Lord and hug him.
• We all felt this way about someone we love.
• How many have felt their heart fill up with love for a child
• a mate, or some other loved one
• You want to reach out and hug them and hold them?
This/emotion felt by Mary Magdalene when she encountered the risen Christ, John 20:17