Psalm 19, 21-30

Songs of the Shepherd- Warrior / Poet-King

19He is There & He is not Silent

  • God speaks through Creation (1-4) Rom 1:18-20
  • God Speaks through Scripture (5-14 Torah/Word) Psalm 119
  • God Speaks through life experiences & relationships

Messages come from many sources - which will I choose to listen to?

21 After the Battle / Thanks for the Victory

  • Prayed for in Psa 20
  • Re David > Messiah
  • Faith = confidence in God

22Feeling Forsaken

  • David > Messiah
  • Jesus parallels & possibilities
  • Draw on God’s past faithfulness as foundation for current confidence

23Shepherd Psalm

  • Who do you turn to for direction?
  • Priest vs Psychologist
  • Reading right tracks
  • His names sake (reputation)
  • Restoration is a continual process
  • Vipers & oil

Write your own Psalm 23

24Who Owns it All?

  • Ark of Covenant (God’s Presence) brought to Jerusalem
  • II Sam 6 (cf Jesus’ return)

If Psa 24 is true, what are its implications for life?

25Psalm of Discouragement (Acrostic)

26 David’s integrity ( cf Job)27 Purposes of God’s House (list & compare)

  • Fears that freeze
  • Begin with praise/Sing/Stay close/Aim fears & emotions toward God/ Wait ( for, on)
  • Fear: 
  • 1. Call to mind what you know to be true about God
  • 2. Express what you need 
  • 3 Wait/surrender

28Psalm of Struggle

  • The struggle (1-5)
  • God’s answer (6-7)
  • Summary of lesson learned ( 8)
  • Prayer extended (9)

29Parallel to Canaanite religions but with a twist

  • God is one + God has power overall + God’s voice is powerful

30   Journey: from prosperity > adversity > deliverance

 

My take away : _______________________________

Next week: Psalms 31-40