Jesus in the Old Testament - Psalms
Dec 15, 2013
Big Idea - The Psalms one Gospel one poem at a time!
1. The Psalms reveal our dire need for the Savior.
Psalm 14:1-6 The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God. All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one. Will evildoers never understand? They consume My people as they consume bread; they do not call on the Lord. Then they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who are righteous. You sinners frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but the Lord is his refuge.
2. The Psalms reveal our Gospel hero.
Zion = Where God chooses to engage His people Psalm 14:7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come from Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.
3. The Psalms reveal the transformation of the Gospel
Psalm 15 Lord, who can dwell in Your tent? Who can live on Your holy mountain? The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart - who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor, who despises the one rejected by the Lord but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his word whatever the cost, who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent - the one who does these things will never be moved.
4. The Psalms reveal the source of rescue and Gospel sustainment.
Psalm 16 Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You. I said to Yahweh, "You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides You." As for the holy people who are in the land, they are the noble ones. All my delight is in them. The sorrows of those who take another god for themselves will multiply; I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood, and I will not speak their names with my lips. Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I will praise the Lord who counsels me - even at night my conscience instructs me. I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely. For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay. You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
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Note: all scripture references are in HCSB