PSALM 11

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Psalm 11

SURVIVAL!

 

Here’s a Psalm that helps us get through life victoriously.

 

BASIC SUPPOSITION – Vs. 1a

In the LORD put I my trust:

BRUTAL SUGGESTION – Vss. 1b-3

…how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

BREATH TAKING SUPERIORITY – Vss. 4-6

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

BLESSED SECURITY – Vs. 7

Psalm 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

 

 

Psalm 11

HE'S HERE!

 

Usually we have about 100 present in our church on Sunday morning.

I usually take mental note of who's present and who is not.

There are times, however, when I think someone is absent, when in reality he or she has been present for the whole service. I just didn't see him!

 

Although we can not physically see the Lord, let us remember that He is present at all times (Psalm 139:7-10).  We are reminded of three things in our text.

 

OUR HOPE Vss. 1, 7

God is the one in whom we can put our trust.

 

OUR HARASSMENT Vss. 2-3

Ungodly people will harass us. (1 Peter 4:12-19)

 

OUR HELP Vss. 4-6

God is present to help us through all our problems.

 

 

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Psalm 11

POSSESSIONS

 

THE POSSESSIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS

 

1. A source of trust - Vs. 1

2. A sure foundation - Vs. 3

3. A safe sanctuary - Vs. 4

4. A steady influence - Vs. 7

 

THE POSSESSIONS OF THE WICKED

 

1. Deceit - Vs. 2

2. Violence - Vs. 5

3. Judgment - Vs. 6

 

 

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Psalm 11

FOR TIMES OF TRIAL

 

BIG ADVANTAGE - Vs. 1a Psalm 11:1 - In the Lord put I my trust:

 

BAD ADVICE - Vss. 1b-3 - How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

 

BLESSED ASSISTANCE - Vss. 4-6 - The Lord is in his holy temple,   

 

BOLD ASSURANCE - Vs. 7 - For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

 

 

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Psalm 11:7

Living Righteously

 

For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

 

As you seek to live righteously for the Lord, I would suggest that you ask God to help you develop the following disciplines:

 

·        ATTEND - Be faithful in your participation in the services of the local church. This will not only help you learn God's Word, but give you the opportunity to encourage and be encouraged by your brothers and sisters in Christ. Hebrews 10:24-25

 

·        ABSORB - Be diligent to learn from God's Word, not only from the preaching and teaching that you hear, but also by reading the Word of God for yourself on a daily basis. 2 Timothy 2:15

 

·        APPLY - As you hear the Word preached and read it for yourself, apply it to your own life and obey it. James 1:22

 

·        ACQUIRE - Hide God's Word in your heart, so that you might live righteously. Psalm 119:11

 

·        ASK - Make prayer for yourself and others a vital part of your life.  Ephesians 6:18, Mark 11:22-24

 

 

 

 

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