Theme: God’s faithfulness, justice, and love are contrasted with the sinful hearts of man and women: In spite of our fallen condition, God pours out his love on those who know him.
verse 1 a – , A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.]] The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
ref: Gen.20:11Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’.
Prov.8:13.To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Eccl.12:3.when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;
verse 2 – For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
verse 3 b- The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
ref: Jer.4:22.“My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”
verse 4 c,d – He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
ref: Mic.2:1.Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.
Isa.65:2.All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations—
verse 5 e – Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. ref: Psa.57:10.For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
verse 6 f,g – Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
ref: Job 11:8.They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
ref: Rom.11:33. Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[fn] knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Psa.145:9.The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
verse 7 h – How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
ref: Ruth 2:12.May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
verse 8 i – They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
ref: Job 20:17.He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
Rev.22:1.Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
verse 9 j,k – For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
ref: Isa.12:3.With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Zech.13:1.“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
John 4:10,14.Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
Rev. 21:6.He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
(K) Acts. 26:18.to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Eph.5:8.For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.
Col.1:13.For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
1Pet.2:9.But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
verse 10 l – O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
re f: Jer.22:16. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.
verse 11 – Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
verse 12 – There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
Focus Points: 36:1 Because the wicked have no fear of God, nothing restrains them from sinning. They plunge ahead as if nothing will happen to them. But God is just and is only delaying their punishment. This knowledge should hold us back from sinning. Let the fear of God do its work in you to keep you from sin, in your gratitude of God’s love, don’t ignore his justice.
36:5-8 In contrast to evil people and their wicked plots that end in failure, God is faithful, righteous, and just. His love reaches to the heavens; his faithfulness reaches to the skies; his righteousness is as solid as mighty mountains; and his judgments are as full of wisdom as the oceans with water (‘the great deep”). We need not fear evil people because we know God loves us, judges evil, and will care for us throughout eternity.
36:9 This vivid image-“fountain of life” – gives us a sense of fresh, cleansing water that gives life to the spiritually thirsty. This same picture is used is Jeremiah 2:13, where God is called the “spring of living water,” Jesus spoke of himself as living water that could quench thirst forever and give eternal life (John 4:14).
verse 1) [[To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.]] Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
verse 2) Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
verse 3) My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
verse 4) For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
verse 5) The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
(ref: Psa. 14:1,The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Hab.1:13 -Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?)
Focus Points: Habakkuk 1:13 – Judah’s forthcoming punishment would be at the hands of the Babylonians. Habakkuk was appalled that God would use a nation more wicked than Judah to punish Judah. But the Babylonians did not know they were being used by God to help Judah return to him, and Babylon’s pride in its victory would be its down fall. Evil is self-destructive, and it is never beyond God’s control. God may use whatever unusual instrument he choses to correct or punish us. When we deserve punishment or correction, how can we complain about the kind of “rod” God uses on us?
verse 6) Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
verse 7) But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
ref: 1Kings 8:29 – May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
verse 8) Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
verse 9) For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
verse 10) Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
verse 11) But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. ref; 1Cor.2:9 – However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”[fn]— the things God has prepared for those who love him— verse 30 -Hear from heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.
verse 12) For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Psalms 5:3 – The secret of a close relationship with God is to pray to him earnestly each morning. In the morning, our minds are more free fro problems and then we can commit the whole day to God. Regular communication helps any friendship and is certainly necessary for a strong relationship with God. We need to communicate with him daily. Do you have a regular time to pray and read God’s word?
5:5 – God cannot condone or excuse even the smallest sin. Therefore we cannot excuse ourselves for sinning only a little bit. As we grow spiritually, our sensitivity to sin increases. What is your reaction to sin in your life? Are you insensitive, unconcerned, disappointed, or comfortable? As God makes us aware of sin, we must be intolerant toward it and be willing to change. All believers should strive to be more tolerant of people but less tolerant of the sin in others and in themselves.
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