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June 19, 2021 8:00 pm
“Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart” (Psalm 73:1).
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Lord, no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and this will share Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace. A in the I encourage you to take time in Rikers this weekend with the shoulder to listen to the program if you wanted to continue on your local station to be a tremendous help if you can contribute to the support during these challenging summer months. Our mailing address is Baptist Bible. Our box 17 old, 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 and will he and and and and and and and and all and will be subject assurance for a troubled heart. Look at some 73 reading verse one truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. Now verse 23. Nevertheless, I am continually with the that has holding me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory the psalmist patient began statement here needs always to be treasured in our minds and hearts truly God is good to Israel. God is good. There are things that we do not understand about his problems but God is first long as we talk about the assurance that this shamus found in a time of trouble in question. When you look at his struggle. He was envious of the wicked verse three patient for. I was envious at the foolishness. When I saw the prosperity of the wicked. I saw the wicked prosper us all those that I would deem to be foolish doing well and I was envious.
Document me here. These people who are wicked in their conduct foolish in their outlook on life.
They are prospering there doing well.
It is indeed a foolish thing to be envious of the foolish, but that's exactly where we start here with the viewpoint.
The psalmist had for a period of time. How ridiculous for an error of heaven to be in lives of the wicked, but this in the was eating away at a was troubled and disturbed by you may have struggled sometimes with the same difficult. You looked around and seen people who live in an ungodly way for people who just basically totally ignore God somehow maybe blatant in their speech against God and his word, but they appear to. It seems that things go well for them and you have your struggles you have your difficulties so he says. I was envious at the foolish when I saw the prosperity of the wicked verse four. He further describes the wicked by saying they have no bands in their death. They seem to approach without some of the struggles and conflicts that others have always been this idea that if a person died peacefully that was proof they were on the way to heaven. But there is no biblical principle to confirm person might die peacefully. As he says these wicked had no bands in their death. They were not struggling.
They were not having some of the difficulties that others might encounter in that, but they've worked part way to God's wonderful blessing.
If a child of God is a quiet and peaceful death. But doesn't necessarily always happen that way sometime great pain and agony from sicknesses and various other difficulties.
But as the psalmist said looking around observing the use of whom he has envious the things he designates is they don't seem to have any bands any problems in a great trip, pains and difficulties when they come down to the hour of death, verse five. They are not in trouble or play as other me and ran the same troubles of they seem to enjoy good health seemed not to have any great trials. Life is smooth for them. They're just not play. I am anxious to say I have my plates my trials my difficulties. Please who are wicked seem not to experience verse six they are full of pride and consequently there sometimes violent father determined the going to have their own way to do what they wanted to since there wicked. They're very willing to run over the top of the people taking from them.
What might the Mike rightly belong to.
Try pride is great sin. That's one that's described repeatedly in Scripture is one that God hates what is elevated in pride think I am. I'm superior. My opinion is what counts have entitled many things because of my position in life, full of pride in verse seven says they have more than a heart could wish. Here's a trip maybe thinking about some things he wishes for a now says these wicked ones have more than anybody could ever even dream of asking for. If you have observed and by like that there's somebody that certainly shows no evidence of loving God, they are indeed a wicked person and yet they have an easy life they have material possessions and abundance have more than heart could wish verse eight. They are correct and speak wickedly and loftily because they are corrupt because they don't know.they don't love God didn't serve God they speak wickedly. They speak against God. They speak, contrary to his truth. They speak, contrary to his word loftily as one would imply very much like the pagan king set up the quick image and expected everybody to bow down and worship my kingdom the manpower by lowering speaking loftily look alive, but the position I am entitled to what I deserve a speak wickedly and loftily in verse nine. They sipped their mouth against the heaven will how often the wicked sipped their mouth against heaven and against the God of heaven against the truth of heaven, we see that more and more in the days in which we are living more open blatant opposition to the truth of God, wanting to change everything according to the way God has designed it to be. Here's what we determined to be an acceptable code of conduct and the law of God is outdated and it's not applicable to us today and as we observed those holding these outlandish positions that they want to stop the voice of those who disagree with the idea of having free speech is definitely under attack today that people hold the point of view that if you disagree with us bigoted prejudice that you have no right to speak in the public atmosphere than various statements coming out of Washington recently recently. I would hesitate to call any of them because there's controversy about the exact wording, but the essence of it is that there have been statements made indicating that the word of God. The Bible has no place in our Congress how chilling that is to think that in a country where there has been respect shown for God and his word that there is now open blatant opposition to everything that you biblically sound that everything that is true about God and his order of creation. So these who are wicked set their mouth, even against heaven against the God of heaven the truth that comes from heaven. Verse 11 they say.
How does God know and is there knowledge in the most time if they will at least acknowledge there is a God, then the question they raise… Observe how could God know what we're doing could not hear our conversation. We're in charge here our ideas are sound valid, correct there to be adhered to be received that not to be opposed… To know about that course. These were wicked are sadly mistaken in that area because God sees everything about everybody he knows every action he hears every word you know that withal he knows every attitude. He knows every mode then verse 12 the hall. These are the ungodly, who prosper in the world.
They increase in riches, ungodly prospering, making strong headway making impressive advances as they accumulate more and more self increasing in riches, but if one games. All were and loses his soul for profit. Just well psalmist is troubled because he observed the prosperity of the wicked, and feels that he himself is blank verse 13 verily I have plans my heart in vain and wash my hands in innocence access.
I just wonder what's user-friendly right is trying to serve God cleanse my hands in fingertips. It's got me no advantage, whatever, for all the day long have I been playing and chastened every morning I got a rough way to trap on a difficult road plate chastened and I look around me and see the usual wicked who are prospering their life is going smoothly and I just don't understand. Verse 16 says when I thought to know this. It was too painful for me.
It was painful. How can this be, how can it be that the wicked prosper and the godly suffer well. Let us pray that no matter how perplexed we may be in observing the kind of situation that a service describing or how many unanswered questions we might have relating to this or other matter that we may never never become critical of God.
I think the psalmist is acknowledging that down the ACs that was a problem. It was sweet was questioning God Pat Pat, how can you allow others having allow the wicked to prosper and the righteous suffer, and course even beyond that, the whole question of evil and suffering is one that is often debated among those who are questioning the very existence of God. How can there be a loving God is so much suffering in the world. That's a whole different topic that will not have time to explore the mother tongue bath or any related subjects. Let us never because of our perplexity because we don't have the answer to all the questions begin to think critically about the I've had people come to me when I preach from Romans 828 we know that all things work together for good to them that love God with them for the called according to his purpose and they would talk about some terrible tragedy and say please explain to me how any good to come out. Can't begin to explain. In fact, God doesn't say Eagle to give us an explanation.
Peter says this is the way the weird belief without faith or to embrace there may be intent later time in life when we see how some of those dark trials have together for good, and maybe we will see it going, but whatever it is we have to rested in the hand of God. There are some things God reveals to us and one of the visit room was a 28 that he works all things together for good. Nothing. Everything is good, but he work together for good to those that love God. Those who are called to reveal back but there are other aspects of his providence as he has revealed and Scripture say the secret things belong to God, so there's no need to try to pry open God's secret box now in submission with your sovereignty and trust. So we first of all, see his struggle. Secondly, we want to see his answer ready to find where did he find an answer to his question to his struggle to the difficulty he was encountering no according verse 17 it sounded in the sanctuary until I went into the sanctuary of God then understood there in I was paying that I was distressed I was frustrated when I went in the sanctuary of God understood that in spite of the fact they are full of riches, they are prospering the Bandler that everything seems to be going their way in this life is not the weights will turn out when understood there."
Understood destruction is coming.
I was made to see it in a whole different light that we don't know what all he saw and heard when he went into the temple.
He may have heard someone reading aloud the Scriptures. He may have just by being in the very temple of God. Knowing this is a place designated for his worship been humbled with the thought of God's sovereignty in his whole concept was changed, but while we know don't know all that he may have seen or heard there. We do know that the experience had a great impact on changes his attitude and so were we go to find answers to our perplexity to our questions find our answers as it were in the sanctuary of God with find it in his word not going to find it through human reasoning vain speculation going to find the answers you need. What you need to know about God and everything you need to know about him. He revealed a new word if there are things that are not there then that comes in the category of the secret things belong to him and will only understand that, according to his timetable. So patient has a totally new perspective because now God is the center of his outlook and that's so necessary for us that if we are perplexed.
If we are discouraged because of the heavy burdens of life we don't understand why we're not getting immediate answers to our prayers. We have to come back to realize God in his sovereignty is the center of all things is to him that we look upon him, that we must depend in him that we must trust him that we must submit so whether you learn find the place. He learned it was in the sanctuary. Verse 18 says Shirley Bowditch set them talking about the wicked in slippery places that passes them down into destruction.
Regular from outward appearance look like they're doing great. I got an easy life, smooth life there enjoying an abundance of riches, but they are standing on slippery places. Just one slip one move the wrong direction when they go down to destruction. We must recognize that what might be concluded through human reasoning.
What might appear to us on the surface of the one thing may not be the reality of it all person today who has position power pressed the wealth I feel there on top of the world that got me got everything that walked, but when they got when they breathe out there last if they go down into destruction that eternal loss.
There is no recovery. The wicked will be cast ultimately into the lake of fire to suffer the wrath of God for ever. I don't see what he learned where he learned he learned of the sanctuary was a what he learned about the wicked and say what he learned about himself.
Verse 21. Thus was my heart grieved and I was protecting my range, so foolish was I an ignorant I was as a beast before the pot was absolutely foolish and constantly thinking that way I would like a brute lease. I wasn't thinking from the standpoint of anything spiritual.
I wasn't thinking from the standpoint of God being the center of the house. I was no more than an animal.
Just thinking about what I observed and what time we rely on our motion or on human reasoning without going to the sanctuary, the Lord we going to reach wrong conclusions. At times in a difficult place you've given way to your own emotions. The trial of the hour instead of keeping your focus on God you look at the circumstances around you in the corrupt Aviva world in which we live and in these difficult days when our nation moving rapidly away from it was found.
All of these things can be extremely stressful, but we must not be guided by the emotion of the how or the circumstances where encountering but keep our focus on work so his answer was given that these two from observation and appearance were so well-off paper on a slippery place soon going to slide into destruction and in June we can relate to the struggles described in this passage, but the summer's consolation, we realize that in spite of all the difficulties we may encounter all the questions are unanswered.
Our hope is yet in the Lord and in him we can have total confidence. I hope that you will contact us this week if you'd like to make a donation you can go to our website. This Bible hour.2 next week. At the same time in the Lord richly bless you all and be the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217.
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