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Summary: THE WARRIOR’S SONG

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Psalms 124 THE WARRIOR’S SONG

1. THE DELIGHT EXPRESSED - 1 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say

A. Words of Exultation – shouted fragment

1. The Person of the Support 1 If it had not been the LORD

2. The Period of the Support 2 when men rose up against us:

The Lord's help was in a critical time. (Psalm 46:1).

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble"

3. The Peril Without the Support - 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: - "Then. Then. Then"

• The peril of swallowing. 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick.

• of suppressing. 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us

• of submerging. 4 The stream had gone over our soul... 5 then the proud waters had gone over our soul

B. Words of Explanation - 1 If it had not been the LORD

(a) The Recognition of the Lords Presence (1-2)

(b) The Recognition of the Lords Protection (3-5)

From Being Devoured (3) From Being Drowned (4-5)

(c) The Recognition of the Lords Pre-eminence (6-8)

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth

C. Words of Exhortation – urged to action

v.1 now may Israel say – declare; publish; boast

2. THE DANGER EXPOSED - 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

(a) The Might of the Opposition - 2 when men rose up against us:

(b) The Menace - 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick

(c) The Malice - 3 when their wrath was kindled against us:

By bodily persecution and murder (very common today).

By vain philosophy -evolution, feminism, mysticism,

By enticement (corruption, idolatry, materialism)

3. THE DISTRESS EXPERIENCED - 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

(a) Waters of Hellishness - No reasoning with them.

(b) Waters of Helplessness - 4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us

No relief from them. no way of escape; death was inevitable.

(c) Waters of Hopelessness - 4 the stream had gone over our soul:

No rest from them. - life almost gone

4. THE DELIVERANCE EXCLAIMED V. 6 – 8

(a) The Song for Safety -

6 Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth

(b) The Source of Safety -

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

(c) The Succour of Safety - 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

i. The Entirety of Our Help - the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction:

1 Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory

ii. The Eternity of Our Help -

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


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