Summary: The Lord, Who Is Worthy To Be Praised
Psalms 18:1-19 The Lord, Who Is Worthy To Be Praised
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies
1. DETERMINING GOD’S WORTH
A. Because Of His Character.
Job 33:12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man
2 Sam 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Deut. 4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
B. Because Of His Creation
Rev. 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Col. 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
C. Because Of His Compassion
After the fall of man, it is God who comes walking through the garden calling for Adam...
Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
Psalm 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
D. Because Of His Cross
Rev. 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev. 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
2. DEMONSTRATING GOD’S WORTH
A. By Our Profession - We must possess and profess faith in Him.
B. By Our Participation - when we obey him by participating in the things that please him.
By Our Worship, Our Work, and Our Walk.
C. By Our Posture worship - means to “fall prostrate or to bow down”.
Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
D. By Our Praise - Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
E. By Our Presents
1 Chron. 16:29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3. DECLARING GOD’S WORTH
Psa 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings
Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
Psalm 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
How do we declare his worth?
1. In our Lives, 2. In our Love, 3. With our Lips