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“God’s Call of the Righteous”

(Part 3)

TRUST IN THE LORD

PSALM 37:3-4, 5-6, 39-40

We are sharing the message “God’s Call of the Righteous” as brought forth in Psalm 37.

If you recall, Psalm literally means “plucking the strings of a harp.”  They convey in words the inner most feelings of our hearts expression.  It is our heart “playing” to the Lord our prayers, our concerns, our faith, and our praise.

 

Psalm 37 is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  (Aleph, Bet, Gimmel, etc.)

 

We stated it is:  The ABC’s of God’s promise to the righteous.

That there are six elements that are found if followed give peace to the believer regarding God’s promises and they are;

Do not FRET.  TRUST in the LORD.   DELIGHT yourself in the LORD.  COMMIT our WAY to the LORD.  REST in the LORD.  And WAIT on the LORD.

Last time we shared the message “Do not Fret.”  We concluded that we have peace when we understand God is in control and we do not “fret.”

 Today:

Therefore God is in control so our part is to “trust in the Lord.”

Psalm 37:3-4, 5-6, 39-40 (NKJV)  

Beth (Bet) (Vet)

3Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

The Hebrew words for TRUST in this passage are “baw-tok” and “ha-saw.” 

batach, baw-takh'; “baw-tok” a primitive root; properly to hie for refuge; figurative to trust, be confident or sure :- be bold (confident, secure, sure), put confidence, (make to) hope, (put, make to) trust.

Ghimel (Gimmel)

5Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

6He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

 

Tau (Tav)

39But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.  40And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.

 

chacah,  khaw-saw'; “Ha-Saw” to flee for protection much stronger than the previous word “baw-tok” figurative to confide in :- have hope, make refuge, (put) trust.

 

Psalm 37:3, 5-6, 39-40 (Amplified)  

       3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.  4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

    5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.

    39But the salvation of the [consistently] righteous is of the Lord; He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in the time of trouble.  40And the Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they trust and take refuge in Him.

God is in control, however our part is to TRUST Him.

 

We can know we have confidence in God by answering the following questions:

 

1. Are you doing what is right in the sight of God?

 

2. Are you getting rid of the things in your life that displease God?

 

3. Do you trust God completely?

 

4. Are you holding on to the things of God and keeping His commands?

 

The best way we could make an evaluation of answering this question is to look at an example found in God’s Word.

 

Examples of one who TRUSTED the Lord:

 

This word “baw-tok” is found 120 times in the Old Testament.  Out of all the times it is used – three individuals come to the forefront trusting in the Lord.  Of course we have the example of David, the other one is Job but more than these is the example of King Hezekiah where almost 1/10 of the times this word is used it is used in describing this King.  If Abraham was called a the father of faith, and Moses a friend of God, and David a man after God’s own heart, then Hezekiah would be called the man who trusted God.

 

To fully understand this let’s take some time to look at the life of Hezekiah.

2 Kings 17: 3 – 2 Kings 20:7

 

Conclusion:

 

What is the result of TRUSTING the Lord?

 

If you answered the preceding questions truthfully in the affirmative then you can have the absolute confidence of the following results:

 

5. God will be with you.

 

6. You won’t be distracted by others because of their disobedience.

 

7. Satan will try to strike fear into your heart.

 

8. But God is for us and not against us, if we are for God.

 

 

Psalm 40:1 (NKJV)  

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 1:1-6 (NKJV)  

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  3He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.  

4The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;  6in all your ways acknowledge Him, aAnd He shall direct your paths.

“God’s Call of the Righteous”

(Part 3)

TRUST IN THE LORD

PSALM 37:3-4, 5-6, 39-40

 

 

Psalm 37:3-4 (Amplified)  

Beth

       3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.  4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

 

God is in control, however our part is to TRUST Him.

 

We can know we have confidence in God by answering the following questions:

 

1. Are you ______________ what is _______________ in

 

the ________________ of God?

 

2. Are you getting __________ of the _______________ in

 

your _____________ that __________________ God?

 

3. Do you _____________ God ______________________?

 

4. Are you _______________ on to the _________________

 

of God and ________________ His _________________?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psalm 37: 5-6 (Amplified)  

Ghimel

    5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.

 

If you answered the preceding questions truthfully in the affirmative then you can have the absolute confidence of the following results:

 

5. God _________ be with ____________.

 

6. You won’t be ___________________ by _____________

 

because of their _____________________.

 

7. _____________ will try to strike ___________ into your

 

___________________.

 

8. But _________ is for ________ and not against _______,

 

if _________ are for __________.

 

Psalm 37:39-40 (Amplified)

Tau  

    39But the salvation of the [consistently] righteous is of the Lord; He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in the time of trouble.  40And the Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they trust and take refuge in Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“God’s Call of the Righteous”

(Part 3)

TRUST IN THE LORD

PSALM 37:3-4, 5-6, 39-40

 

God is in control, however our part is to TRUST Him.

 

We can know we have confidence in God by answering the following questions:

 

1. Are you doing what is right in the sight of God?

 

2. Are you getting rid of the things in your life that displease God?

 

3. Do you trust God completely?

 

4. Are you holding on to the things of God and keeping His commands?

 

If you answered the preceding questions truthfully in the affirmative then you can have the absolute confidence of the following results:

 

5. God will be with you.

 

6. You won’t be distracted by others because of their disobedience.

 

7. Satan will try to strike fear into your heart.

 

8. But God is for us and not against us, if we are for God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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