#754 October 1, 1989 A.M.
(Transcribed from actual tape)
THE PURE IN HEART
Let's bow for prayer together.
Father, as we open Thy Book we seek Thy truth. You speak and let
me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy divine message might
be heard, it might be received and understood, incorporated into our
lives. Lord, we're here seeking Thy face; we're here humble in Thy
presence. Deal with us individually and collectively we pray
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Friday night I was driving down San Felipe with my wife. We'd been quiet for
a block or two and I said, "I love Psalms." She said, "I didn't know that.
I've never heard you say that before. I didn't know you had any interest." And
I said, "Where have you been the last month or so? What do you think we've been
doing in church? What have I been preaching about?" She said, "In church?" I
said, "Yeah, you know it may come as a shock to you, but I've been preaching in
the Book of Psalms." She started to laugh. She said, "I didn't think you said
'I love Psalms' I thought you said I love Nissans." True story.
So we have been studying Nissans for about a month. And if you'll open your
Bible to Psalm number 73, we'll look at this one today.
Notice the superscription there. We have a very familiar name. The name of
Asaph. Remember that he was the Minister of Music there with David's people
when they would meet in the Tabernacle. Asaph was selected by David to be the
one who was in charge of the music when the Ark was brought back into Jerusalem.
All the choreography, all the presentation, all the instruments, all the singing
- this man, Asaph, was there.
You read carefully the Book of Psalms you'll discover that he is the author of
twelve of these Psalms. Psalm 50 as well as Psalm 73 through Psalm 83 all have
as a superscription the name of Asaph. So we know that he was either the one
who penned these Psalms or cert ...
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