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Summary: To show that GOD destroys unbelievers who have rejected Him and prolongs the life of spiritual men who continues to trust Him.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have confidence in yourself?

No. Only on JESUS.

Jeremiah 17:5-8 (Amplified Bible)

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD destroys unbelievers who have rejected Him and prolongs the life of spiritual men who continues to trust Him.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 55:23 (Amplified Bible)

But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You will destroy the unbelievers who rejected You but I will continue to trust in, lean on and have my confidence only in You.

VI. TITLE:

Untimely death to natural men but trust to spiritual men

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Psalms 55:23 (Amplified Bible)

But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

Psalms 55:23 (King James Version)

But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

A. Natural men will not live half their days for GOD will destroy them

"But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days."

Psalms 7:15-16 (Amplified Bible)

He made a pit and hollowed it out and has fallen into the hole which he made [before the trap was completed].

His mischief shall fall back in return upon his own head, and his violence come down [with the loose dirt] upon his own scalp.

Psalms 58:9 (Amplified Bible)

Before your pots can feel the thorns [that are placed under them for fuel], He will take them away as with a whirlwind, the green and the burning ones alike.

Psalms 59:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them even be trapped and taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they utter.

Consume them in wrath, consume them so that they shall be no more; and let them know unto the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob (Israel). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Proverbs 15:11 (Amplified Bible)

Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the final place of the accuser Satan) are both before the Lord—how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men?

Proverbs 27:20 (Amplified Bible)

Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the place of destruction) are never satisfied; so [the lust of] the eyes of man is never satisfied.

Isaiah 38:17 (Amplified Bible)

Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

ILLUSTRATION: The natural man drinks liquor and smokes but he never know that those vices will kill him slowly, making his life span shorter. While the righteous, spiritual man is careful about eating healthy foods and exercises, makes his life longer.

There's an unbeliever's saying that "you can't put a good man down" which is true for the righteous, not a good man according to the law, a good man according to the imputed righteousness of GOD.

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