Sermon – September 2, 2017
Psalm 20 – A Call to Action (mp3)
We are twenty chapters into the book of Psalm. We have read and spoken of many different topics so far. We started with the purpose of the book which is a manual for living the Blessed Life. The writers of the Psalms have written of the refuge we find in God, His majesty, feelings of lament which leads to deep confidence in God, psalms of praise, thanks, and meditation to name some topics we have discussed.
David gives instruction on how to pray as preparation for battle (v. 1-5)
- That God would answer his prayer (v. 1,5)
- Pray for protection (v. 1b-2)
- God’s gracious acceptance of His servants. (v. 3 & 4)
- Confidence of salvation (v. 5)
Faith as implementation in battle (v. 6-8)
- The self-reliant (v. 7-8)
- Those whose strength is that of God Himself (v. 6-7)
The Psalm ends as it began, may God answer when His people pray. Whatever is undertaken, by whomever, whether king or countryman, rulers or servants.
Remember, come before God with our petitions, God’s help must be at work in every undertaking, from preparation to implementation, in order to receive God-honoring results. We must not see the size of the task or our own strength as to whether salvation will come but trust in the God who saves.