Lord, It Is Time For You To Act
Sept 21, 2008
INTRODUCTION: In Ps 119, we have studied and discovered the incalculable value of the Bible, God's word. On three different occasions the Psalmist refers to himself as "Your servant"; a servant of the Lord. As God's servant, he has learned well that God cares for His servants. He does not always prevent us from being oppressed, but He always has a good reason for permitting it to happen. He is a loving Father who teaches us His will and gives us the discernment we need to handle the problems of life. Even more, He gives us promises that we can claim and thereby find the strength and wisdom we need. God's servants do not live by explanations they live by promises. With that being said, "olde how important we believe His promises." Our future is as bright as the promises of God! In His promises we find the truth about:
I. HIS SUBMISSION. 121
"I have done justice and righteousness" – the Psalmist was not boasting but affirming to the Lord that he was not guilty of anything that deserved punishment. He was a man of integrity who had a clear conscience; he had treated others fairly and had practiced God's holy laws diligently.
The Psalmist believed that trusting in God would make a difference in how things go. He acknowledges his faithfulness, therefore, he boldly makes his request.
"Do not leave me to my oppressors"
The Psalmist commits himself to the care of the Lord.
Proverbs 21:3, " To do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice."
The Psalmist's testimony is one of obedience.
II. HIS SURETY. 122
"Be surety for Your servant for good" – a surety is one who assumes the obligation or failure in duty to another. God is perfect. His righteousness does not permit Him to require less.
Matthew 5:48, "Therefore you shall be perfect,
just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
At the cross, Jesu ...
There are 6679 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.