by John Barnett

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The Song of a Soul Set Free (20 of 37)
Series: Authentic Christian Living
John Barnett
Psalm 32

Let's open in our Bibles to the Book of Psalms. As you are opening there, we are going to read from Psalm 40. I want to explain where we are- we have looked in the Book of James at temptation and temptation is inevitable, it's unavoidable, it's going to come to our life. If we allow it to, it can captivate us, luring us away from God. A classic example of that is David, the man after God's own heart who in a period of disobedience to the Lord, in a time of looking where he shouldn't have looked, was drawn away and enticed into lustful sin.

We saw last week what that did to him- how it extinguished the joy in his life, how it took away all the song of God from his heart. A Christian is characterized by having the spirit of God welling up and whether they have any musical ability or not, there's a song that comes out of their life, a by-product of the Holy Spirit.

We were studying in science yesterday that one of the by products of respiration- and we looked at the by-products of anaerobic respiration and aerobic respiration and I didn't even know what I was talking about when I was teaching but it was very interesting. But one of the by products that I know about of salvation is that there is joy and a song in the heart and David's went out. We are going to look today at when his song came back. What a fitting time- we are going to be singing about the cross and we are partaking of the table of our Lord. We are focusing on the very event that gives people back their song- the redemption of Jesus Christ. Before we get to Psalm 40, listen to me as I tell you about David as we look at the song of a soul set free.

One day which was just like all the other days, those warrior generals of King David's cabinet made their way to the palace. Walking the cobbled streets up the winding way to the palace as they did each morning. Arriving at the huge stone citadel they ...

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