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Summary: To show that JESUS CHRIST is our Strength and our Defense.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is your wife or husband your strength?

No. JESUS CHRIST is my Strength and my Defense.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that JESUS CHRIST is our Strength and our Defense.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 59:9 (Amplified Bible)

O my Strength, I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower).

Psalms 59:9 (New King James Version)

I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense;

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are my Strength, and my Defense in this world and in the world to come.

VI. TITLE:

Wait upon the LORD our Strength and Defense

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 59:9 (Amplified Bible)

O my Strength, I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower).

Psalms 59:9 (New King James Version)

I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense;

A. The LORD is my Strength and Defense

"O my Strength, ... for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower) "

Psalms 18:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: I LOVE You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.

The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.

Psalms 27:1 (Amplified Bible)

[A Psalm] of David. THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:14 (Amplified Bible)

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

ILLUSTRATION: At 48 years of age, I spend like 4 to 6 hours in the gym every Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How can I do it? I draw strength to strength from My Strength who lives within me, inside of me. He maintains me from the inside and makes me healthy. That's why I don't need any maintenance medicine.

Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible)

To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.

Job 5:26 (Amplified Bible)

You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, and as a shock of grain goes up [to the threshing floor] in its season.

Psalms 92:14 (Amplified Bible)

[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].

B. I will wait upon the LORD GOD - my Strength and Defense

"I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises;"

Psalms 9:9 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord also will be a refuge and a high tower for the oppressed, a refuge and a stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation).

Psalms 20:1 (Amplified Bible)

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. MAY THE Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high [and defend you];

Psalms 46:7 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our Fortress and High Tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Isaiah 58:14 (Amplified Bible)

Then will you delight yourself in the Lord, and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage [promised for you] of Jacob your father; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.

Habakkuk 3:19 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! For the Chief Musician; with my stringed instruments.

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