Psalm 19

TEXT:  Psa. 19:7-10

INTRODUCTION:

A.  FAST BEMOMING THE FAVORITE OF MANY.

          1.  Because of the song.

          2.  Because of the beauty of the sentiments.

          3.  Drawing even with the 23rd, which we all know and love.

B.  BUT IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS, WHICH WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO STUDY      IN THIS LESSON.

PART ONE:  19:1-6THE GLORY OF GOD.

A.  THE BIBLE DOESN’T TRY TO PROVE GOD’S EXISTENCE.

          1.  But it points to evidence that when fairly considered changes the heart

                   (Acts 14:15-17).

          2.  The evidence (Psa. 19:1Rom. 1:20).

          3.  Without excuse (Psa. 53:1).

B.  THE VERSE POINTS, ALSO, TO THE GLORY OF GOD

                   (Psa. 8:1-4; 33:6-9150:1-289:5).

                             …Psa. 148:1-5 HALLELUJAH, PRAISE JEHOVAH!

PART TWO:  19:7-10SWEETER THAN HONEY.

A.  LET’S LOOK AT THE PSALM ITSELF.

          1.  How the word is described in each verse.

          2.  The blessings of the word.

          3.  No wonder it is to be treasured.

B  A LOOK AT Psa. 119.

          1.  Protection from sin (11, 92-93).

          2.  I hope in thy word (81-82).

          3.  A lamp to my feet (105).

          4.  Thy word is truth (142, 89).

          5.  Oh how love I thy law (97-104).

C.  IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

          1.  To whom shall we go? (John 6:63, 68).

          2.  The Pharisees got part of it right (John 5:39-40).

          3.  Salvation of Cornelius (Acts 11:13-14).

          4.  James 1:21;  John 8:31Rom. 1:161 Cor 15:1-2Eph. 1:13.

PART THREE:  19:11-13CLEAR FROM GREAT TRANSGRESSION.

A.  TWO GREAT SINS IN DAVID’S LIFE.

          1.  His sin with Bathsheba ( 2 Sam. 11-12 ).

          2.  Before that, there was the sin of the “New Cart” ( 2 Sam. 6 ).

B.  AFTER THE CART, DAVID WAS CONCERNED FOR PRESUMPTUOUS SINS.

          1.  David concerned with falling into the habit of them

          2.  He knows they involve “Great transgression.”

C.  DEFINE: zed --arrogant, proud, insolent, presumptuous.

          BARNES NOTES:  “[From presumptuous sins]  … The word does not mean open sins, or       flagrant sins, so much as those which spring from self-reliance or pride. The prayer is     substantially that he might have a proper distrust of himself, and might

          not be left by an improper reliance on his own power to the commission of sin.”

          WEBSTER’S

          1.       “Presume, to take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare, venture.”

          2.       “Presumption,  an overstepping of proper bounds, the taking of something for

                   granted.”

D.      GOD’S WISDOM IS SUPREME (Jer. 10:23; Isa. 55:8-9; Prov 14:12 ).

E.      Romans  15:4 – WHAT CAN WE LEARN BY THE THINGS WRITTEN BEFORE?

          1.       Nadab and Abihu ( Lev. 10:1-3 ).

          2.       David and the “Breach of Uzzah” – the cart ( 1 Chron. 13:9-1415:1-3, 12-15 ).

F.      DARE WE FORSAKE THE PATTERN TODAY? ( 1 Cor. 4:6;  2 John 9).

Hath Not God!”

G.      THE SURETY OF PUNISHMENT ( Rev. 22:18-19Gal. 1:6-92 Pet. 2:9-10 ).

WHERE’S YOUR AUTHORITY?

CONCLUSION:  WHERE IS YOUR HEART? (Psa 19:14)