Summary: WHERE IS THY GOD?
Psalm 42:10 WHERE IS THY GOD?
The only time (The Devil) has anything to say to us is when he wants to...
a. Discourage us b. Distract us c. or Deceive us
The only way to answer the devil is with the word of God.
I OUR GOD IS ABOVE US
A. In His Person (Ps.115:1-3) Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. 2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
1. In Uniqueness "there is none else"
(Deu.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.
2. In Understanding (Isa.55:8-9) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
B. In His Power (Eph.1:19-23) 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us–ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1. Exclusive "all principalities"(21) "every name"(21) "all things"(22)
2. Eternal "not only in this world, but also..."(21)
C. In His Praise (Jn.3:31) He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. (I Chr.29:11) Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
II OUR GOD IS AROUND US
A. To Deliver us (Ps.34:7) The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. (Ps.32:7) Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
B. To Protect us (Ps.125:2) As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
(Ps.5:12) For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
C. To Watch over us (Ps.139:3-10) Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
III OUR GOD IS BEFORE US
A. To Lead us (Ex.13:21-22) And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: 22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
(Jn.10:4) And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. B. To Defend us (Deu.1:30) The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;(Ps.68:7-8) O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: 8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Each step I take, the Saviour goes before me. And with his loving hand he leads the way