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Psalm 9-10: Throne Control

January 15th, 2012

Steve Judd speaks on 'Throne Control' (Psalm 9-10) at Morning Church and Night Church on the 15th of January 2012.

Sermon outline:

  • Introduction - Justice and Mercy
  • What is a Psalm?
  • The two become one
  • Logic vs. the Heart
  • Psalm 9
    1. Thanksgiving
    2. The reason for his thanks - God's deliverance
    3. God the judge
    4. The certainty of judgement
  • Psalm 10
    1. Where is God?
    2. Profile of the enemy
    3. Plea for justice
    4. Trust in God
  • Comparison - Logic vs. the Heart
  • Psalm 9 - The Facts Psalm 10 - The Heart
    9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
    12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; 13 Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? (i.e., it looks like God has forgotten about the wicked)

    15 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none. (The heart says "God has failed to act. Please do something")

    12 he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it.”

    12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.

    (The heart says God has forgotten)

    Ultimately the both affirm God.
    7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, 16 The LORD is king forever and ever;
  • Conclusion
    • What's happening in your life?
    • Look to the throne