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October 13, 2020 12:00 am
“Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper” (Psalm 30:10).
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Our address is the Baptist Bible hour pump 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Turn with me to the 30th song reading Psalm 30 begin with the first verse I will extol the Lord for that has lifted me up and is not made my foes to rejoice over me Lord my God, I cried under the and thou hast healed me, Lord, not hast brought up my soul from the grain that was kept me alive that I should not go down to the pit singing to the Lord for he thinks of his and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness for his anger endured, but a moment in his favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning and in my prosperity I said I shall never be moved Lord but I favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong that it's hard not to face and I was troubled I cried to the Lord and under the Lord.
I made my supplication. What profit is there in my blood when I go down to the pit show the dust praises the Charlotte declared by truth here, Lord, and have mercy upon me, Lord, be thou my helper that has turned for me my morning into dancing. I was put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness the end that my glory may sing praises to the and not be silent. Lord my God, I will give thanks unto the for ever spoke recently from the 23rd Psalm and entitled the message my shepherd with title the message as we look at this song. My helper verse 10.
Here, Lord, and have mercy upon me, Lord, be thou my helper, divide the Psalm of the three categories. The first is pride.
Secondly, prayer, and thirdly pray is believed that this song was written. Following David's experience in numbering Israel. Several things about it would seem to indicate that although some different point of view as to the exact time in the particular experience which he refers, but it does seem to fit well at that very difficult time in David's life after suffering the consequences of his actions that took place for no other reason but that he was lifted up in pride he speaks of that in the six verse and in my prosperity I said I shall never be moved. In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved here is pride in going through some difficult times. It had those dark seasons when Saul was seeking his life. But eventually, he becomes elevated to the throne. He's raining over the people of God. Time of prosperity has come in the day of prosperity. He said I'm secure. No more running for my enemies, no more dark times of experience in the past. I'm safe, I shall not be moved.
The word here actually speaks of being shaken, I shall not be moved. Rice will not be shaken which has the meaning of careless fees always well and with that frame of mind, it's easy to forget the need to trust the Lord everything is going according to plan. All is well with me, so I'm safe I'm secure in all of us need to draw from this lesson the serious consequences that may come as a result of feeling at ease.
A careless sense of these, saying that all is well what it is not the book of second Samuel chapter 24 the first verse presents something that may immediately raise a question and again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel and he moved David against them to say go, number Israel and Judah and the Lord had specifically said that David was not the number the people and as a result of numbering them didn't try to take really a complete census count. He was interested in numbering the fighting man so that he could boast in the strength of his army and as a result of doing that play was set upon the people. 70,000 men died because the king had disobeyed the Lord. So what we understand it to mean when it says the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel and he moved David against them to say. Goal number Israel and Judah. Well it's interesting when we compare this passage to the book of first Chronicles chapter 21 reading the first verse and Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. We have what would appear to be two conflicting statements in the first Chronicles it says that Satan provoked David to number Israel.
In the second Samuel, it says that the Lord kindled his wrath and moved David against them to go in the we know that since God had forbidden David to number the people that he did not entice him coerce him to do that which he had already commanded them not to do. We see that Satan did in fact entice him, but obviously God withdrew the restraints and in that sense suffered debate. Some of the things we see there are similar to what we read in Job's experience. Some like to emphasize the fact that all of the troubles that came upon Joel were inflicted by Satan.
And certainly he was involved, but God had withdrawn the restraints and remove the hedge and allowed Satan to oppose these afflictions and so David does that which had been forbidden.
Now he's given some counsel and advice by those who are close to him. Verse three of second Samuel four and Joab said unto the king. Now the Lord thy God and of the people. How many soever it may be an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing is advisor says there's no real reason for numbering the people that he wanted to.
I don't understand what your motivations, what you're going to accomplish by it's not necessary at all to do this. Nevertheless, David has determined to do what he has decided upon.
As a result, the prophet comes to confronting he's given the opportunity to choose three possibilities as to what may be suffered, he cast himself upon the mercy of God according to verse 15 it says so the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning, even to the time appointed, and there died of the people from Dan to Beersheba, 70,000 men can understand why David was going through some dark times when he realized that in his pride, determining that he would make his own choice and do what was right in his eyes.
It had brought about the death of 70 of his own men.
Julie disobeyed. He did that which we he was pleased to do what he felt great pain and distress as a result of it back in this 30th Psalm in verse three, he says, oh Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave that has kept me alive that I should not go down to the pit. Some believe that David was struggling with physical illness and was near to death, and that may have been what would seem that there was great anguish of soul. He felt that the burden was so heavy. The struggle was so great that he was going down to the pit down to death itself.
As a result of his own actions in the 24th chapter of first Samuel Atwood read of that play says in the 16th verse, I'm on the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy the Lord, repented him of the evil and said to the angel that destroyed the people. It is enough now.
Stay Linehan and the angel of the Lord was by the thrashing place of the run. The Jebusite is interesting that it is at this location.
The plague is stayed and that it is here that David makes a sacrifice verse 24. The king said unto Iran king is ready to make an offering here and around us is you can take the threshing floor.
I'll provide the animals provide what you need.
But the king said May but I will surely mind of the enterprise.
Neither will I offer burnt offerings of the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for 50 shekels of silver, and David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings of the Lord was entreated for the land and the plague was stayed from Israel certain David's attitude differed greatly from and today he said, I'll not offer the Lord that which is cost me nothing.
I'm not going to accept the threshing floor is a gift of us by. I'm ready to make whatever sacrifices necessary to come before the Lord with the appropriate offering as a result of the offering made the plague was staying. It's also interesting to note that this then became the location where the temple was ultimately built in so David goes through great anguish time of great darkness of time, weeping when he realizes that his choice was a foolish one.
He had disobeyed God and he brought death and devastation upon his own people she pride is a great sin. Pride is the root of many other sins. The pride of the ungodly is often that which is used to describe them, distinguishing them from those who have been humbled by divine grace returned to Psalm 10 verse four says the wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God.
God is not in all his thoughts because of his pride because of his arrogance because we self-will because of his exalted view of himself. God is not in his thoughts, his wages are always grievous, not judgments are far above average site. As for all his enemies keep up with them, he hath said in his heart.
Notice how this language is so close to what David said he answered in his heart, I shall not be moved. For I shall never be in adversity. This is the language of the wicked. He says I can make my own plan. I can chart my own course.
I can live with that, please. I shall never be moved. I will not face adversity. All will be well with me. Is that not the attitude of teeming multitudes today as men rushed madly on seeking the pleasures of this world, giving little thought to the sovereign pre-tour often no fault at all to the fact that there is a judgment day that will one day dawn, and that they must stand in the presence of the Almighty holy God no fault about God in a positive way.
But assuring themselves that there is no need for alarm that they will never falter ask very much the spirit that is described in the 12th chapter, the gospel of Luke where Jesus tells us about a man who prospered say that's what brought David to this place of pride that is nothing wrong with prosperity.
If a man is blessed with great material possessions. As Abraham was, is a man of faith and he uses his resources to the glory of God. That's wonderful, general or something they just can't handle prosperity long as they are struggling as long as they're facing difficulties along the way. They seem to have a humble spirit. They know the importance of trusting God, but once prosperity comes, there ensnared by it.
They delight in it. They not only appreciate the material things that they now have at their grass. They like the prestige that it gives them among men. I like the recognition that it brings the become so focused the field to be self-sufficient. They're not walking any longer. By faith, independence upon God. Jesus says the gospel of Luke chapter 12 verse 16 and he spake a parable of them saying the ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully and he thought within himself, saying, what shall I do, because I have no room part of the store my fruits and he said this when I do I will pull down my barns and build greater and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
There's prosperity don't have any place to put this great harvest. I just tear down the barn to better build bigger barns. Everything is going well and I will save my soul sold our house much goods laid up for many years take 90s eat drink and be merry.
What to say I'll never be moved. I'll never be shaken. All's going well for me. God said unto him, thou fool, this night by souls shall be required of the then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided so is he that lay up treasure for himself and is not rich toward the prosperity and bring destruction prosperity can foster this carefree self-assurance that causes a man to lose touch with reality. But while this describes those that forget God.
Don't think about God's think about the experience of the Lord's own people how pride becomes a problem with them as well.
They too can reach the place to say all is going as we had hoped. Maybe better than we'd ever imagine will not be shaken will not be moved. All is well astern the book of Deuteronomy chapter 8 verse seven for the Lord my God bring the fee into a good land, the land of brooks of water fountains and depths that spring out of the valleys and hills. My what a remarkable transition coming from the bondage of Egypt coming from the wilderness wanderings into land that's described as having fountains and spring, a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of oil.
I'll even funny land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarcity's facet not like anything in it, a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills nonbiased dig ranks when thou hast eaten an art fool, then thou shalt bless the Lord my God for the good land which he hath given the big wire that not forget the Lord thy God in not keeping his commandments and his judgments, and his statutes which I command thee this day. Last, thou hast eaten an artful and has built houses and dwell therein, and when I heard my flocks multiply by silver like gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast, is multiplied within thine heart lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which broke the forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Verse 17 and thou say in thine heart, my power and the might of mine hand at gotten me this wealth, you know that's exactly what happened when the people came in the land they forgot that the Lord had brought them on the way provided for them every step of the journey to the wilderness, they were able to draw water from wells that they did not be eat the fruit trees they had not planted God blessed them impossible to move above every other nation on this earth but they forgot the Lord and began to worship false gods around the is ribbon time in your life that you have momentarily forgotten why you were prospered as you begin to take a little pride in it, so I will because of my education because of my skills because of my personality because of my ability to deal with people. Whatever it was you gave some credit to yourself and you failed to recognize that whatever I have.
I have, because God's placement have assured us.
We forget that, and we're full of self-confidence were boasting and what we have.
We are elevated in pride. Not only have we dishonored the Lord by failing to recognize him as the giver of every good and perfect gift, but it's in those moments of self focus in pride that we make other terrible decisions. It was at that moment when David was feeling good, feeling good about himself feeling good about his job. He made that terrible decision.
I will number the people and how many times when all is been going well and you been proud of your accomplishments. You then make some decisions that you could see later on were very bad decisions you were honoring God to work putting him first WordPerfect for his guidance and direction. You made decisions that brought about some consequences that maybe you had to suffer for some period of time.
You know that not only can happen as far as individuals concerned can happen as far as the church is concerned. In the book of Revelation chapter 3 verse 17 Jesus Christ, the head of the church is speaking through John saying, because thou say yes I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.
I counsel you to buy me gold tried in the fire. The family is be rich and white wing of the family.
As we closed and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear and anoint thine eyes with Sam, that thou may us see here's a church that is where in great shape with increase with goods we have need of nothing but the Lord's assessment of the condition that church is that they are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked church can become self-sufficient and elevated in pride of a number of ways, with thankful for our heritage.
But a church can become proud of its history, proud of its heritage failed to give honor to the head of the church, Jesus Christ literally that sound doctrine is tremendously important for the church can be elevated in pride about its orthodoxy and forget about the person of Jesus Christ church can feel like because of the talent of its members because of the plans and schemes that it implements a reader of the fact that they stand in opposition to the plans that others may use that somehow this gives them the stability of the strength that they need certain we are all keenly aware of the fact that we need help in these challenging times, especially in good to be reminded that we have a helper in the Lord our God you'd like to get this complete message on CD requested when writing this that's Baptist Bible Auerbach 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 32 next time. This is chair Bradley Junior bidding goodbye and may God bless you all of is in all is a nice and all, in a and in a and all