The Real Road Less Traveled (5 of 8) by Larry Osborne

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The Real Road Less Traveled (5 of 8)
Series: Psalms - Greatest Hits of the OT
Dr. Larry Osborne
Psalm 15

A SHORT PSALM WITH A HIGH STANDARD
Psalm 15/ Matthew 5:48 and Romans 7:21-25

FOUR QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

1. Are my words helpful or hurtful?
Psalm 15:2-3/ James 1:26/ Ephesians 4:29

- There is a time and place for negative and harsh words.
2 Timothy 4:14-15/ 1 Timothy 5:19-20/ Mark 12:38-40 and Galatians 2:11-14

- Before you pass on a negative report, ask yourself . . .
Proverbs 10:12 and 16:28/ Proverbs 26:17/ Proverbs 11:12

- Is this true - am I sure?

- Is this motivated by hurt - or a genuine need to know?

- Will this make things better or worse?

2. Are my heroes godly or godless?
Psalm 15:4/ 2 Timothy 2:24-26/ Proverbs 24:19-20/ Proverbs 29:27/ Proverbs 20:26

- Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

- Who do I look up to, try to impress and emulate?

3. Do I keep my commitments?
Psalm 15:4/ Matthew 5:37 and James 5:12/ Proverbs 20:25 and Joshua 9:1-27/ Proverbs 20:28

- The small stuff?
- The inconvenient stuff?
- The painful stuff?

- How to avoid a coup: Love and dependability.

4. Do I help the helpless?
Psalm 15:5/ Proverbs 29:7/ Leviticus 23:22 and Exodus 22:25/ Proverbs 22:22 and 28:8

- This isn't dealing with modern-day investments.

- It's a warning against ta ...


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