Secretly Shooting the Upright

The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.” – Psa. 11:2

This is Satan’s cowardly tactic: he shoots his arrows SECRETLY.

David counters these attacks with some incredible facts about God. (11:4-7)

That’s how David is able to write, “In the Lord I put my trust.” (11:1)

Wait On the Lord

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 27:14

God is always on time. His timing is perfect.

Will we ever learn this?

God Does Not Give Help To Angels

For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.” – Heb. 2:16

It is not angels God helps, it is Man.

There is no salvation for fallen angels, only fallen amen.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;” 2 Pet. 2:4

I, Myself Will Search

“For This says the Lord God: ‘Behold I, I myself will search for my sheep and I will seek them out.'” – Ezekiel. 34:11

Must mean free will.

“A lost sheep never seeks it’s owner, The Shepherd must seek his sheep. ” – Arthur Pink

Create In Me a Clean Heart

“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” – Psa. 51:10

Note: who does the creating; Man or God? Does Man make his own heart clean or is it the work of God?

Lay your heart before God.

Pray for a holy heart.

Thomas Watson says “Lord, my heart is full of leprosy; it defiles all it touches.”

Refine and purify our heart and make it a temple fit for Thee.

A Tale That Is Told

“We spend our years as a tale that is told – Psa. 90:9

Here’s a tricky lie: we have plenty of time. The truth is: TIME FLIES. The days and weeks zip by and are gone forever.

The NASB translates this as: “We have finished our years like a sigh.”

This life is fleeting. Do you know where you are going?

Put Their Trust In Him

“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” – Psa. 2:12

Blessed” in Greek means, “happy.”

Happy are those who put their trust in Jesus.

Where are you putting your trust?

Christ receives sinners. Will you come?

Everything is God’s

“Everything under heaven is Mine.” – God (Job 41:11)

Everything is God’s.

If any man love not the Lord

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema* Maranatha!**” – 1 Cor. 16:22

Imagine if men preached like this today!

*Anathema is Greek for “cursed.”

** Marantha is Greek for “Lord, come!”

Driven Away In His Wickedness

“The wicked is driven away in his wickedness;
 but the righteous has hope in his death.” Prov. 14:32

We would say the wicked are sadly carried away by their own wickedness. It carries them and drives straight into hopelessness. It has nowhere else to go.

But, the righteous have hope after death of something far richer.