Psalm 38 - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: May 23, 2019

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Ps 37:1 NKJV
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
Ps 37:23-26 NKJV
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.
Ps 37:39-40 NKJV
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.
Life Lesson
We are not created, nor constructed, to carry and bear our own sins. We will be crushed under the weight on them. The shame and guilt will wear us down.
Life Lesson
Sin can lead to a sadness, a mourning and a depression. The answer to sin is not an anti-depressant. The answer to sin is a prayer to God and because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, we can have our sin stains removed.
Ps 37:8 NKJV
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret — it only causes harm.
Ps 38:8-10 NLT
8 I am exhausted and completely crushed.
My groans come from an anguished heart.
9 You know what I long for, Lord;
you hear my every sigh.
10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails,
and I am going blind.
Life Lesson
Christians have less problems with stress and anxiety, less divorce, less bankruptcy, than their unbelieving counterparts.
Luke 23:44-49 NKJV
44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.'" Having said this, He breathed His last.
47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"
48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49 But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Titus 2:13-14 NKJV
13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Heb 6:19-20 NKJV
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Heb 10:23-25 NKJV
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Life Lesson
We need to develop the spiritual habit of turning to God first, not last; not just when things go wrong, but first. We should be aware of the presence of God, often in our day.
Matt 28:18-20 NKJV
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
1 John 1:8-10 NKJV
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Life Lesson
We are not created, nor constructed, to carry and bear our own sins. We will be crushed under the weight on them. The shame and guilt will wear us down.
Proverbs 24:16 NLT
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.
But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24:16 CJB
For though he falls seven times, he will get up again;
it’s the wicked who fail under stress.
Life Lesson
When I fall by sin, because of the grace of God and the strength of God, I can always get back up.
Life Lesson
When we are ready to accept the personal responsibility of our sins, we are now ready to receive the forgiveness of our sins.
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