Psalms Walk-Thru Final

“Although you say you do not see Him, yet the case is before Him, and you must wait for Him.”  Job 35:14   We have spent some time going over the book of Psalms.  As mentioned before, a lot of people look at Psalms as the book of faith.  Yet Psalms is much more, it is about having a contrite and perfect heart before our Creator.   Psalms declares the wondrous works of God, tells us much about who He is!  Psalms provides history, Psalms provides examples and presents the truth about trusting in God.  Psalms is much more than just faith.   “As for the Mighty God, His way is perfect; the Word of Jehovah is tested; He is a shield to all those who trust in Him.  For who is God besides Jehovah? Or, who is a Rock except our God?”  Psalms 18:30-31   “The heavens declare the glory of the Mighty God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.”  Psalms 19:1   “Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him, and I have been helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.”  Psalms 28:7   “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in Jehovah.  His heart is secure; he will not be afraid, though he sees his adversary.”  Psalms 112:7-8   As has been mentioned before and will be mentioned again, one final time, we must trust and obey.  Furthermore, in order to have all of the promises that God gives to those who have repented and by faith believed...

Psalms Walk-Thru #014

“Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalms 27:1   Think about this verse for a moment and the truths that are contained therein.  What a marvelous statement about a true Christian’s relationship with their Creator, through Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Such a relationship is only for those who have repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, having had their name written in the Book of Life (Rev. 20:11-15).    There have been many missionaries throughout the years who have understood these words.  They have traversed jungles to bring the Gospel to those in the ends of the earth.  They have been in foreign lands, where they are not welcomed.  They have prevailed, because Jehovah was their strength, because they trusted in their Creator and feared not man.   “And do not fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him who has power to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.”  Matthew 10:28   Understand, those who trust in the Lord, those who are true Christians, these words ring very true.    “When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell.  Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I have confidence.”  Psalms 27:2-3   Of what importance is it, irregardless of what appears to be the odds against one who...

Psalms Walk-Thru #013

“How long will You forget me, O Jehovah? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?  How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my inner being daily? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?  Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him, and those who oppress me rejoice when I am shaken.”  Psalms 13:1-4   Sometimes a Believer, a true Christian who has repented and believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, might call out to God.  The hope might be for an immediate response, it might be that whatever it is that the Believer is calling out to God for, might be resolved, according to His will.  There are times that a Christian is waiting on the Lord, but are pressed regarding there seemingly being no answer regarding the supplication made to Him who Created them.   Certainly such things happen.  Who can tell God when the right time to respond is?  Who can contend with Him?  Who else can a Believer go to?  No one.    “Truly I know it is so; but how can a man be just before the Mighty God?  If one wished to contend with Him, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.  He is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and been at peace?  He removes the mountains, and they do not know when He overturns them in His anger;  He...

Psalms Walk-Thru #012

“Unto You, O Jehovah, do I lift up my soul.”  Psalms 25:1   In who else does the Believer put their trust into?  Who else do we lift up our souls up to?  There is none, but God Almighty!   “I am Jehovah, and there is none other, no God besides Me”…  Isaiah 45:5a   “O my God, I trust in You; do not let me be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me.  Yea, let none who wait upon You be ashamed; let them be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.”  Psalms 25:2-3   The missionaries who braved the harsh jungles of Africa and still brave such conditions, those whom God has called to preach the Gospel to those in the ends of the earth, who do they put their trust into?  The preachers who hold underground churches in repressive regimes throughout all of the world, in whom do they put their trust?  The Christians in those same countries who spread the Gospel to those who are willing to hear, who become Saved in the midst of oppression from their family and peers, in whom do they put their trust into?  Those who knock on doors, spreading the Gospel in the harshest neighborhoods in the United States, to whom do they put their trust into?  Certainly God, for their is no other.    For if God has called them, if they are truly Saved, if they have repented and believed the Gospel, if by faith they have believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, then what fear do they have in doing what the Lord...

Psalms Walk-Thru #011

“The earth is Jehovah’s, and the fullness of it; the world, and those who dwell in it.  For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.”  Psalms 24:1-2   The very foundation of knowledge in our societies of the world should be that we were Created.  If man believed God, if they believed His Word and understood that indeed God created the heavens and the earth, then logically one would proceed to the Bible to find out what God has proclaimed to us.    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1   “For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is clearly recognized by them, for God has revealed it to them.  For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,  because, although they know God, they do not glorify Him as God, nor are thankful, but become vain in their reasonings, and their stupid hearts are darkened.  Professing to be wise, they become foolish, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.  Therefore God also gives them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who change the truth of God into the lie, and fear and serve...

Psalms Walk-Thru #010

“Jehovah is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”  Psalms 23:1   Indeed!  Can those of us who truly know the Lord understand the treasures that are contained herein?     …“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  Psalms 119:105b   “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in everything I am taught both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to lack.”  Philippians 4:12   “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me to waters of rest.”  Psalms 23:2   “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:6   “He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness because of His great name.”  Psalms 23:3   Just how many times do we get discouraged about one thing or another, but God restores our soul.  While we often say and will continue to say, trust and obey, let’s not forget the words of that good song.   ‘For the favor He shows, and the joy He bestows Are for them who will trust and obey’   “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalms 23:4   Silly thought, perhaps, but I certainly have come to understand these words, they are quite personal for our family, yet I have often thought what it would be like if God called me to preach in a heavily crime ridden neighborhood.  Walking...