As in Central Europe, as you traverse its rivers, you see on the summits of the lofty hills, commanding the entrances and exits from the valleys beneath, the lofty towers and castles, mostly now in ruins, which warlike chieftains in bygone days erected, and within which they dwelt secure from attack, and from which they sallied forth to attack others. When we seek God’s kingdom and righteousness first, He takes care of all else (Matt 6:33). 2. From beginning to end, it emphasizes praising Yahweh. Consider the troubles Paul had with false brethren (II Cor 11:26; Gal 2:4; Phil 1:15-17). David, though a man of war, was a gentle lover of peace … psalmist, musician, and dancer. ***** Sermon on Psalm 146 ***** By: Rev. 2. The falls I have had are all so many motives and goads to put that trust in Him which they show me that I cannot put in myself. Therefore, if there were any goodness in him, it was from God. Righteous art thou, O LORD and upright are thy judgments. (Vers. The Psalmist wrote: "happy is that people whose God is the Lord." The Christian man seldom escapes from one difficulty without falling into another. S. Conway. The happiness and success we have enjoyed since then should cause us to thank our Father in heaven, for we are not worthy of the least of all His mercies or of all the truth that He has shown us. Home; About. David knew praise is comely, and deliverance deserves much of it (Ps 50:14-15; 107:31-32). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 144:15 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE HAPPY PEOPLE" I. Singing is an important part of our church, because it is exalted in both testaments. The lawless passions, the evil propensities, the unhallowed temper, the uncontrolled craving, - these God will subdue, so that the very desire for sin will cease. "HAPPY IS THE PEOPLE." The simile for daughters describes them as polished cornerstones – strong and beautiful. The thunderous display of a storm was a metaphor for God slaughtering David’s enemies. The investment in a male child or a young man may well pay huge dividends tomorrow. There is no doubt that the nations around Israel were aliens, foreigners, and strangers. Sermons. 9-10 He promises to creatively praise God for His works. It concerns their children - that they might be vigorous, strong, goodly. 3-4 He humbly confesses his own unworthiness. May the Holy Spirit lift our hearts and minds from worldly thinking to love and pursue this thought. The difference between wise and foolish sons is either a great blessing or calamity (10:1). There are few shadows at noon; when shadows are seen, they race out of sight and are gone. 7.) Sermon: God Is Great - Psalm 145. by Chip Dean on Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 6:00 AM . All Videos PDFs. Home; About. 1. they are the object of YHWH's special care (cf. 1. 15 He summarizes all as God’s blessing, but exalts God Himself. Though David was king and accomplished in many respects, he knew he was nothing at all. GOD CAN BE PRAISED IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. - S.C. 1. The barbarous, cruel, and lying strangers who were against him were too many for him, and hence he turns to God (vers. A woman who fears the Lord and is graciousness is truly beautiful (Pr 11:16,22; 31:30). The effort of Hannah with Samuel, and Lois and Eunice with Timothy, paid handsomely. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. He made military preparations as king, but he knew God gave success (II Sa 1:18; Pr 21:31). Until then, the householder digs and dungs all the trees and prays for the Lord to work. In Psalm 144, we learn that God protects and blesses those who call on him as their God. The plant is fixed by its roots into the earth, the column fixed into the building. 3. Psalm 146:1-10 A Matter of Choice. The churches of God are careful to avoid tearing up wheat with the tares (Matt 13:24-30). Blessed Be The LORD, My Rock-- Psalm 144-- Robert G. Beckstrand-- 2007. But over and above deliverance, there has been given the submission of the people. Perpetual demand arose for strength. David did not contradict things he wrote elsewhere about priorities (Ps 4:7; 43:4; 63:1-6). People try to find it in so many ways. He makes the nations submit to me. Enter your keywords. PSM158 A Prayer About Military, Politics, Economics, and Society. way, David realises that the Lord is his instructor and his defender. Psalm 144:2 : Ps 59:9; 91:2. Download Subscribe. III. 1.Praise be to the LORD my Rock,who trains my hands for war,my fingers for battle. "My Strength." MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. 12-14 He lists blessings of family, economy, production, and safety. This church embarked on a pursuit of God and godliness nearly eight years ago based on this psalm. I. Yes; blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who teacheth our hands to war, and our fingers be fight. So great is God's mercy, and so full his salvation. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hand to war, and my fingers to fight: David does not ascribe any honour to himself. All this which was true of the psalmist is true of the spiritual warrior still. Psalm 144 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! Ps. He had availed himself of them again and again. NOTES ON PSALM CXLIV . Is it not true, then, that the time which boasts to have outlived the evil spirit is the one which is most directly exposed to his assaults? Scholars have raised questions about the … No doubt written after some great victory, and also before another severe struggle. 3 and 4 with what precedes. Psalm 144. David would not have entered alliances based on words or handshakes with pagans. We cannot expect such glorious blessings without doing our part (Pr 22:6,15; 23:26; 29:15). The Lord Christ promised to send heresies to identify those He approves (I Cor 11:19). Psalm 144:10. The verses point to the golden age of Hebrew history, and pray for its return. ... Weekly sermon email Subscribe for free. Oh, what help, then, may be drawn from the text! Verse 136, which ended the last octet, told us that the Psalmist shed streams of tears because people do not keep God's Law. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 144 Sermons. It is of a piece with our Lord's declarations, that he had come to call, not the righteous, but sinners; to seek and to save, not the ninety and nine safe in the fold, but the wandering sheep away and lost in the wilderness. Every man, pastor, or church will prosper to the degree they emulate David and the Son of David. In these two verses, David does not even mention his own military means or preparations! Our Lord is a warrior and a blessing to his people. David continued by praising the LORD for all the ways in which He had provided for him. Here are men close to David, whose speech he sought to trust, but their words were vanity. It is not by some distinct influence that we are pressed, but by an atmosphere full of influences of the most mixed quality, hard to separate from each other. A family, church, or nation are corrupted and undermined by lying hypocrites (Prov 25:4-5). Sermon Central Share a Sermon; Try PRO Free ; Help ... Psalms 144:11-15, Matthew 5:13-16, Romans 1:21-27, Hosea 4:1-3 (view more) (view less) Tags: Character, Abortion. A. Happiness is a highly desired emotion. Search. It's true. SermonStudio. Outline. New Testament Sermons Old Testament Sermons Sermon Series Audio Sermons Sermon Links Disclaimer. Notice the ownership of the heavens! Also in this series. It forms the basic stimuli for most advertising. Yet something steals over these refined people which they know not exactly how to describe. My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth - That our sons - not called forth to the hardships of the tent and the field, the perils and the exposures of war - may grow up under the culture of home, of the family, in quiet scenes, as plants carefully cultivated and flourishing. Psalm 144: This royal psalm appears to be a compilation from other psalms (8, 18, 33, 102 – 104; but mainly 18). Psalm 144:1-2 Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. Share. Tonight's section of the psalm has the writer proclaiming that he is overcome by his desire for the righteous Word of God (v139a). Literally, this has been true again and again. The case he has just described is blessing of families, economy, labor, and safety (12-14). Since the nation of Israel was the church of the Old Testament, we can adapt some here to our church. Register! He has allowed me to enter into this conflict that I may come out of it a humbler, sadder, stronger man. 1.) But there is also strange, as in strange woman, meaning an alien or foreigner to your bed. The constitution, the circumstances, are understood by Him; He has ordained them for me. The true happiness of any people begins with their relationship to Jehovah of the Bible (144:15). In the rough hurly-burly of war, character and all moral excellence had but hard times; deterioration was apt to set in. Scholars have raised questions about … Psalm 144:3-4 is surprising in that the focus moves from Israel to all humans. HAPPY IS THAT PEOPLE, WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD PSALM 144 Key verse: Psalm 144:15, Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.Introduction: There are many Christian people today that are completely miserable in life. Open rebuke by a friend is far superior to the kisses of an enemy (Ps 141:3; Proverbs 27:5-6). And is it not true of ourselves? Blessed be the LORD my strength, which (Psa 144:1) Now this is a psalm of David, and of course, some people get upset with this psalm because David thanks God for making him such a tough fighter. Such loftily placed towers were frequent in the hill-country of Palestine also, and were places of great strength. (Ver. In the former part of the psalm he speaks of such things as concern his own happiness: "Blessed be the Lord my strength" ( Psalms 144:1); "Send thine hand from above; and deliver me out of great waters" ( Psalms 144:7); "Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children" ( Psalms 144:11). Commentary on Psalm 144:9-15 (Read Psalm 144:9-15) Fresh favours call for fresh returns of thanks; we must praise God for the mercies we hope for by his promise, as well as those we have received by his providence. The Paperback Bible. “In Psalm 144 David is extremely personal as he confesses who he had found God to be. The emphasis in the next verse is on their deceitfulness and treacherous hypocrisy, not their genealogical descent or geographical location. Mount Sinai was an event Israel and its prophets often remembered for God’s grand display. There is One who does know exactly what I am, and what I can bear. David chose to trust in the Lord rather than himself or his military arms (Ps 127:1-2; 37:3). The issue here is not whether a person is a child of God or not but his inward intentions. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 145 EXEGESIS: SUPERSCRIPTION: A praise psalm by David. Sermons from Psalms 144 Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If God Is Sovereign, What Then? way, David realises that the Lord is his instructor and his defender. Will any one dare say that his goodness is self-derived, his own production, due to his own power alone? The success of a family, church, or nation depends heavily on mature, strong young men. We extend the right hand of fellowship when we covenant together as church members. THE GRATITUDE IT INSPIRES. Laurie Williams Rodger: First of all, before anyone panics, let me assure you that this morning’s sermon title does not mean I will be preaching twice as long this morning. Compare Psalm 128:3. Among the civilized it is otherwise. 2. Spouting the words of Paul, many a preacher goes on and on about how "the Law" has fallen before the mighty wonder of God's grace in Christ Jesus. Sermons Series on scripture Psalm 144:12 . He is a god whom it is worth while to persuade with litanies and sacrifices that he will spare his victims. But writing the commentary for this passage was a challenge due to the length of 3. "Which teacheth my hands to war, and," etc. The Hebrew title for this psalm is t e hillim (Praises). If the worship leader ever turns over a few tables in the temple during his sermon (speaking metaphorically), God’s people should respond in support and give the glory to God. I had just started my morning exercises when the TV news I was watching was interrupted with a special newscast from New York. "The Sad Prince." Observe that this prayer request does not end a sentence, for verses 12-14 describe the effect. Thus he gives us a larger and more detailed account of the word of God the longer he is engaged in writing upon it. Manuscript. (Ver. 5-8.) 137. Life might have been delivered, but enemies might have remained enemies still, ready to break out against him at the first chance that came. Psalms 144:1. It is similar, although not identical, to the lesson we had last time in Psalm 142. Psalm 144 is a bold reflection by David upon our relationship with the Lord, God's faithfulness to us, and ending with a blessing upon the people of God. When God blesses, as He did with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, your investments multiply! THE BRIGHT HOPE WHICH IT FOSTERS AND SUSTAINS. In general, the psalm may be described as the prayer of a king for victory and blessing. The last five psalms of the Psalter are known as Hallel psalms. It is not for the great and good, the worthy and the strong, but for such as man, who is like to vanity and whose days are as a shadow. The psalmist is encouraged by what God has done to ask for yet greater things. Psalm 144:11. 10:26 . The LORD Jehovah was the source of David’s goodness and good events (Ps 21:1-7; 23:6), and we should praise the same LORD for every good gift we have received (James 1:17). He does not desire me to fall in it. To narrow your results select one or more categories in the below list. God's grace is sufficient for all. Oxen laboring are the means of production – strong labor is blessed productivity (Prov 14:4). Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options) Devotional. Psalms 144:1-15 NIV. (Psalm 107:1) David describes internal enemies in many psalms (Ps 27:11-12; 31:11; 35:19; 42:10; 69:4; 71:9-13; 127:5; 143:12; etc., etc.). For how many a man becomes impatient of the habits of that particular society in which he is born; fancies that the habits of some other must be better in themselves or be better for him; flings himself eagerly into it, and finds that the chain which bound him before is more closely about him now. The LORD Jehovah was David’s fortress, high tower, deliverer, and shield – providing all protection and safety against his many enemies and difficult military campaigns (Psalm 4:8). The lives of men are so brief; one generation comes, and another leaves; man is insignificant. By degrees, if there is no counteracting force, he is certain to become the god: he will demand all services for himself. Calvary Chapel Ontario 879 views. Back to Sermon on Psalm. Rodger Allen & Rev. Men have clasped hands for deals in all nations (Proverbs 6:1; 17:18; 22:26; Job 17:3). What The Goodness Of God Does For Me And In Me. Scripture: Psalm 119:137-144. Consider David’s description of buttery words but war in their hearts (Psalm 55:19-23). When a people leave the Lord, He takes away their men and lets their women go (Is 3:1-24). Psalm 144 - A psalm of David. No claims of absolute originality are made for this material. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Yet, we must know what to pray for, wait for, and do in our pursuit of this psalm’s grand blessings. Many regard these verses as belonging not to this psalm at all; but it seems better to look on them as declaring the motive both of its gratitude and its prayers. Psalm 144:3-4 and 12-15, NKJV. Fierce foes were all around, and as formidable as they were fierce. Hypocrisy is one of the great evils of any family, church, or nation; and it must be despised. Heart Connections -- Psalms Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000 based on 786 ratings | 5,223 views. No going out is safety from being forced to flee a city for danger or taken away captive. Mighty Oaks and Graceful Pillars: A Prayer for Our Children (Psalm 144:12) His Eye Is On the Sparrow: The Doctrine of God's Omniscience (Psalm 145:4-5) What We Owe The Past, What We Owe The Future (Psalm 145) The Legacy (Psalm 145:4) Latest blog posts. Together these blessings of sons and daughters form new family units that are outstanding. 1. They were strange, not to his bed or marriage, but to his godly and noble goals for Israel. Psalm 119:137-144. Denomination: Pentecostal. The psalm may contain the words of a priest as he blessed the pilgrims who had gathered at the temple in Jerusalem for the annual feasts. 11-15.) The Hebrew title for this psalm is t e hillim (Praises). Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 246 sermons: SORT. Normally we consider both of these in the negative sense. A cornerstone is a support for the whole building, and godly woman make a people great. Psalm 144:3-4 and 12-15, NKJV. This sermon continues the sermon series through Psalms. If we first focus on the enemy, we tend to assess God’s abilities in God. We come today, class, to another lesson on prayer. If it galls him, that is something to be thankful for. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - … However, it depends upon the object of our desire. Spouting the words of Paul, many a preacher goes on and on about how "the Law" has fallen before the mighty wonder of God's grace in Christ Jesus. As is consistent with David, all of the honor goes to God who continually delivered David from danger, but also blessed him greatly. 140. Today's Inspiring Thought: He Trains My Hands for War . David describes a full supply of all desirable commodities and a high return on investments. Sermon Psalm 146:1-10 A Matter of Choice. Psalm 144 – War and Peace. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. There is no doubt such family, financial, and political blessings cause human happiness. Tonight's section of the psalm has the writer proclaiming that he is overcome by his desire for the righteous Word of God (v139a). ... Share. Reminiscences of the old Hebrew history float before his mind: the terror and discomfiture of Pharaoh; the awful display of God's majesty at Sinai - the thunder-roll, the lightning-blaze. To access this sermon, use the links below. This is the last psalm to be ascribed to David. 1. To withstand these is with them, through education, or indulgence, such an effort as their nearest friends may know nothing of. Truly it is wonderful that God should take knowledge of such a one, or make account of him at all. Protestant Christians love to talk about grace. For that God has done all this for the weak and unworthy. Psalm 119:137-144 May 25, 2020. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. The series is designed to end on Christmas Eve, but you can end it on the 4th Sunday of Advent if … This is not unusual, since a portion from one psalm may be readily excised and adapted for a different usage. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 144:15 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE HAPPY PEOPLE" I. See verses 7-8 for a fuller explanation of the meaning of this doubled prayer request. Violent desires or passions remind us of their presence. Apply. Even Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law, but to see it fulfilled (Matthew 5:17). It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! Blessed be the Lord God for this! No mere weakling could possibly stand against them; strength was imperatively needed, and he found it in God. No complaining in our streets is domestic tranquility from all internal conflicts or wants. 5-6 He prays poetically for God to smash his enemies. For what God is to him. The Hebrew, and all the Versions, attribute this Psalm … David opened this glorious psalm about his reign over God’s nation by blessing the LORD. (Psalm 103:19-22) What God Remembers That We Forget (Psalm 103:6-18) The Blessed Benefits (Psalm 103:1-5) God Is So Good! 7-8 He prays for deliverance from hypocrites near him. Don't have an account? Psalm 143 Psalm 144 Psalm 145. Psalm 144: This royal psalm appears to be a compilation from other psalms (8, 18, 33, 102 – 104; but mainly 18). Here is a poetic description of happy and prospering families identified by their children. This seems to be the connection of vers. "My Fortress" (cf. This is repeated from Psalm 144:7; and is done to show the vehemency and importunity of the request, and the danger David was in, and his sense of it; See Gill on "Ps 144:7"; whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand [is] a right hand of falsehood. David did not seek a fireworks display against mountains, but for God to destroy enemies. 3. David could recall instances not a few; and what servant of God, in looking back over his spiritual life, does not own, as he thinks of one trial and another that has befallen him, "Yes, the Lord was my Deliverer"? So is God to the soul. If you think to save your life by cheating here, you will lose on all ends (Matthew 10:39). A. Happiness is a highly desired emotion. First he had said that God's testimonies were righteous, then that they were everlasting, and now that their righteousness is everlasting. This psalm is a string of quotations, mostly from Psalm 18., as any reference Bible will show; and as that psalm is almost undisputedly one of David's composition, therefore this, which owes so much to … Note: This sermon is the second in a series you can continue through Advent.This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. The great God operates above the laws of economics; He blesses or He blasts as He wills. A web composed of invisible threads is enclosing us. Back to Sermon on Psalm 126-150. Sermon on Psalm 144:1-15. (Psalm 107:1) Human strength is from within, from the nerves, and sinews, and muscles, but the believer’s strength is from without: “Blessed be Jehovah my strength.”. Psalm 119:137-144 . A Song to the Lord Who Preserves and Prospers His People - A Psalm of David. This psalm has the title A Psalm of David. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 144 Sermons. So was he, so is he, so will he be. 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