Sermon Seeds is a weekly e-mail list featuring brief, expository outlines designed to help preachers and Bible teachers with their preparations. He does not show that He is your Helper, unless tribulation come, from whence you must be rescued by Him who promised it to you in the day-time. God being what He is, no longing soul can ever remain unsatisfied. [Note: See Swindoll, pp. Neither abstractions nor dead things can still its cravings. Verse 5: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? In this stanza the writer focused on his enemies rather than on God. Learnt to live with disappointment and disillusionment., DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEER: 4 428.] By the Unchangeable it was revived; it is by the changeable it is disquieted. Psalms 42:5; Psalms 42:11; Psalms 43:5). Hope in God. He was a captive in Babylonia and preached to the exiles about the fall of Jerusalem, and after having heard. Psalms 43:2 looks back to Psalms 42:9, the former clause in each verse being practically equivalent, and the second in 43 (Psalms 43:2), being a quotation of the second in Psalms 42:9, with a variation in the form of the verb to suggest more vividly the picture of weary, slow, dragging gait, fit for a man clad in mourning garb. Psalm 41:5. Start With Prayer. Hope in God. Evidently he was near the Hermon range of mountains that stood north of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. My email address is feedback732 at newadvent.org. This is not inconsistent with righteousnessit is righteousness. But the victory is not quite won, and therefore Psalms 43:1-5, follows. This mans longing was intensified by his unwilling exile from the sanctuary, a special privation to a door keeper of the Temple. This remembrance will encourage us to continue to trust Him while we go through temporarily distressing periods. But they are happy in their very yearnings who are conscious of the true direction of these, and can say that it is God for whom they are athirst. God Our Refuge And Strength (Audio) Download File. This is not simply engaging in nostalgia. The more numerous my sufferings, the sweeter will be Your mercy. He has found something to point out to the eyes of the flesh; whereas I, on my part, not that I have not a God to show to him, cannot show him what he has no eyes to see. The deer that doesnt mind a sip or two of water if it happens to come their way or it isnt too inconvenient to look for it. There is much in the psalms which favours the hypothesis that the author was a Korachite companion of Davids in his flight before Absalom; but the locality, described as that of the singer, does not entirely correspond to that of the kings retreat, and the description of the enemies is not easily capable of application in all points to his foes. Source. Psalm 23 Funeral sermon: A Letter to the Deceased (Molin) I knew there would be many voices heard today, sharing stories and memories; laughter and tears with you who knew and loved Steve. Descend then, that you may be lifted up: be not lifted up, lest you be cast down. In the mean while dwell in hope: for hope that is seen is not hope; but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (1) There are a number of ancient manuscripts that have both of these psalms as just one continuous psalm. The refrain is repeated for a third time, and is followed by no relapse into sadness. 1:1-. In Book 1, all the psalms except 1, 2, 10, and 33 claimed David as their writer. The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit. a Levite, led the festal march to the Temple, and in listening in fancy again to the shrill cries of joy which broke from the tumultuous crowd. Important that we dont respond inappropriately. What should I say, but. Can think of it as a combination of our body, mind and emotions. Has experienced the joy of long refreshing drinks in a cool mountain stream. It is on my own account it is disquieted. The stage of mechanical repetition of complaints is not far from that of cessation of them. The Lord has commended His loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night-time will He declare it.There is with me prayer unto the God of my life. The Hebrew would bear either meaning; but if the latter is adopted, all these psalms are anonymous. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 127. They who trouble me cast me in the teeth, while they say daily unto me, Where is your God? The superscription identifies the sons of Korah as the writers (or recipients) of this psalm. For what is there more profound than that abyss? When I have laughed at the stone, and he who pointed to it has been put to the blush, he raises his eyes from the stone, looks up to heaven, and perhaps says, pointing his finger to the Sun, Behold there my God! There is another point to be observed in the hart. Download File. u.s.). Let them still say, Where is your God? 11-22. This I make my business here; I who am the hart thirsting and longing for the water-brooks, calling to mind the sweetness of that strain, by which I was led on through the tabernacle even to the house of God; while this corruptible body presses down the soul, Wisdom9:15 there is yet with me prayer unto the God of my life. Esther 4 - For Such a Time as This. There are at least three reasons why we can assume psalms 42 and 43 were originally joined together. The psalm falls into three parts, each closing with the same refrain. Regrettably, I can't reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. Others believe the sons of Korah composed them. He needed to continue to hope in God until then. The twofold emotions of Psalms 42:6 recur in Psalms 42:7-8, where we have first renewed despondency and then reaction into hope. They are the ballast in his little boat of faith. And just as there we found cause for rejoicing, so here there will not be wanting an occasion for sorrow. "As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for . Thats what hes seeking jubilant hope. Rejected me, that is to say, from that height of the apprehension of the unchangeable Truth. Mistaking the desire for religion and religious practices for a desire for God. For it was said of a certain person, he calls on death; Wisdom1:16 that is, lives in such a way as to be inviting death; for there is no man at all who puts up a prayer, and calls expressly on death: but men by evil-living invite death. Inevitably there are times we do feel cut-off from God. My tears (he says) have been not bitterness, but my bread. The plural "Hermons" is probably used in reference to the group of crests. Why have You forgotten me? For there is some great mystery in the matter that the name sons of Korah is given to Christians. It has been ingeniously conjectured by Delitzsch that the Korachite psalms originally formed a separate collection entitled "Songs of the Sons of Korach," and that this title afterwards passed over into the superscriptions when they were incorporated in the Psalter. AS THE DEER PANTS FOR STREAMS OF WATER. 2. The stimulus serves for a moment; but once more courage fails, and once more, at yet greater length and with yet sadder tones, plaints and longings are wailed forth. When we think and feel with God in the Psalms, this is the main result: we come to love God, and we want to see God and be with God and be satisfied in admiring and exulting in God. When disturbing things happen, when troubling words are said, when certain letters contain ugly words or extremely critical comments are read, the churning starts. Why sons of Korah? The epithet answers to that of the former part, "the living God," from which it differs by but one additional letter. Psalm 22 is an excellent choice for a sermon on Good Friday because, according to Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, Jesus, "the man of sorrows" (Is 53:3), voiced the haunting opening words of this magnificent psalm, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" in his dying moment on the cross of Golgotha. Of course, there are other psalms that focus on thanksgiving, but this is the only psalm that is labeled as a psalm for giving thanks. The sons of Korah (cf. He ends with naming Him "the gladness of my joy." Sorrow is shot with trust. Psalm 3: You are a shield around me, O Lord, my Glorious One, who lifts up my head. 18. As he walks in this tabernacle, and contemplates God's wonderful works for the redemption of the faithful, the sound of that festivity charms his ears, and bears the hart away to the water-brooks. Let then my insulting enemies now say, Where is your God? When away from the stream makes it a priority to rediscover it.. He designed us that way. The psalmists lamentation because of his enemies 42:6-11. Esther 3:7-15 - The First PLO. Verse 4: These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.. My soul is disquieted on account of myself.Therefore I remember You, O Lord, from the land of Jordan, and from the little hill of Hermon. Psalm 42 essentially a lament, with Psalm 43 forming the Psalmists prayer in response to the lament. I hope it speaks for you in this time of remembering. 4) Paul's sermon at the synagogue (Acts 13:16-41) involves an exposition of the prophecies of the Old Testament and a revealing of the hearts of his listeners: They are a people who may become scoffers and eventually unbelieving. Take all the parts of a sermon and put them together into a whole, and that whole is the central idea-the big idea-in the sermon. But, considering that lovingkindness is in the Psalter mainly a Divine attribute, and that, when a human excellence, it is regarded as derived from and being the echo of experienced Divine mercy, it is best to take the passive meaning as the principal, though sometimes, as unmistakably here, the active is more suitable. Esther 2:19-3:6 - Doing Good But Getting Punished. The effort of faith should be persistent, even if old bitternesses begin again and "break the low beginnings of content"; for, even if the wild waters burst through the dam once and again, they do not utterly wash it away, and there remains a foundation on which it may be built up anew. The same construction is found in Book 1 in Psalms 25:1-22; Psalms 26:1-12; Psalms 27:1-14; Psalms 28:1-9; Psalms 35:1-28; Psalms 37:1-40 where it is obviously the designation of authorship, and it is naturally taken to have the same force in these Korachite psalms. But no finite being can still them; and after all sweetnesses of human loves and helps of human strengths the souls thirst remains unslaked, and the Person who is enough must be the living God. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rather than drinking from God, he had to drink the water of his own tears. This morning, I want us to take just a few minutes to consider Psalm 42. Deep calls unto deep with the voice of your water-spouts. Who shall separate you from the love of Christ? (Romans 8:3135 paraphrased), Fifth, the psalmist remembers. He prays now; he had only remembered and complained and said that he would pray before. HAVE MERCY ON ME, GOD. For I am alarmed by the Apostle's saying, Let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. For now you are not without somewhat to say to yourself, in answer to those who say, Where is your God? Each Monday brings a set of at least seven outlines to your e-mail box. Edited by Philip Schaff. Unnamed foes taunt the psalmist with the question, "Where is thy God?" sheep dogs. In this Psalm David, who is himself a shepherd, describes the LORD as his own personal shepherd. How does the Psalmist know this? The form of the verbs "remember" and "pour out" in Psalms 42:4 indicates set purpose. True Repentance - Psalm 51. No doubt the psalmist connected communion with God and presence in the Temple more closely together than they should do who have heard the great charter, "neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem"; but, however the two things were coupled in his mind, they were sufficiently separate to allow of approach by longing and prayer while distant in body, and the true object of yearning was not access to the Temple, but communion with the God of the Temple. religion or Christ. God is close to us and cares for us as a shepherd cares for his sheep. In building the Lord's house. Each swing of the gymnast lifts him higher until he is on a level with a firm platform on which he can spring and stand secure. A quick reading of this Psalm suggests there are two divisions: (1) vv. And what is it that the ant does? Are they not a kind of harts that the Apostle addresses, saying, Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the Law of Christ? For it is the strong members that are the bones; and sometimes even those that are strong sink under their temptations. Psalm 41:3. It is likely that he wrote these four as well, even though they do not bear his name (cf. "Mizar" is probably the name of a hill otherwise unknown, and specifies the singers locality more minutely, though not helpfully to us. I will say unto God, You are my lifter up. Again the psalmist encouraged himself with the rhetorical refrain (cf. settled. For it is in hope that we are saved; but hope that is seen, is not hope. 11. But perhaps Scripture meant us to consider in the stag not this point only, but another also. Since no reason for the variation is discernible, and the proposed slight change of text improves construction and restores uniformity, it is probably to be adopted. He hacked into the Harvard server, downloaded private dormitory ID photos, and posted them on his blog. The repeated taunt of his enemies would hopefully move God to deliver him (cf. The angelic choir makes an eternal holiday: the presence of God's face, joy that never fails. Thus one might think of this book as "the book of Elohim.". EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE) . Psalm 42 - Honest Prayer from a Discouraged Saint This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. The actual return to the Temple is desired because thereby new praise will be occasioned. I seek my God in every corporeal nature, terrestrial or celestial, and find Him not: I seek His Substance in my own soul, and I find it not, yet still I have thought on these things, and wishing to see the invisible things of my God, being understood by the things made, Romans1:20 I have poured forth my soul above myself, and there remains no longer any being for me to attain to, save my God. This conflict of opposite emotions is the characteristic of the second part of the psalm, while that of the first part is an all but unrelieved predominance of gloom, and that of the third an all but undisputed victory of sunshine. God means for these encounters with Him in corporate worship to preserve your faith now and in the way you remember them later. Longings and tears, remembrances of festal hours passed in the sanctuary melt the singers soul, while taunting enemies hiss continual sarcasms at him as forsaken by his God. Charles Spurgeon calls the first part a hymn and the second a sermon. The Lord has commended His loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night will He declare it. The deer that knows its thirsty but has given up on trying to find a nice, cool stream thats always full of running water. For I will confess unto Him. LEARNING TO DESIRE For it is written in a certain passage, The mercy of the Lord is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought. It suggests that the psalmists faith will bridge over the interval between himself and the sanctuary: I can send my thoughts to Thee from the distant frontier" (in loc.). WHATS THE PSALM ABOUT? Deep calls to deep with the voice of Your water-spouts. Romans8:24-25. A. All Your overhangings and Your waves have come upon me. That lovely metaphor has touched the common heart as few have done, and the solitary singers plaint has fitted all devout lips. The preceding verses have given ample reason why she has been dejected, but now she is summoned to repeat them to a judicial ear. (To help fight spam, this address might change occasionally.) RELATING TO THE PSALM The facts on which faith feeds abide while faith fluctuates. 7. MATTHEW HENRY Psalm 42 Commentary WILLIAM HESLOP Psalms 40-49 Sermon Seeds from the Psalms WILLIAM HOLWICK Psalm 42:1-11 When You Are Really Down (see OT > Psalms) HOMILETICS - Pulpit Commentary Multiple Homilies GEORGE HORNE Psalm 42 Commentary JAMIESON, F, B Psalm 42 Commentary KEIL AND DELITZSCH Psalm 42 Commentary A F KIRKPATRICK Richard Sibbes, one of the great old Puritan preachers of Cambridge who died in 1635, wrote a whole book on Psalm 42:5. The psalmist's longing for God 42:1-5 The writer suffered at the hands of tormenting enemies. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Yet, with the strange but universal love of summoning up remembrance of departed joys, the psalmist finds a certain pleasure in the pain of recalling how he. How could it happen? I have now had the perception of something that is unchangeable; why do you disquiet me still? What will you confess? For just as worldly prosperity is signified by the day, adversity by the night, so again in another way worldly prosperity is expressed by the summer, adversity by the winter. He affirms God's sovereign love. It consists of two stanzas, each of which ends with the same refrain. Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? The word forgotten is an overstatement. For He who threatens does not let His judgments fall upon us, but keeps them suspended over us. The writer viewed his troubles like waves cascading down on him, as if he were standing under a waterfall. HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY DESIRE GOD? So thats a sermon for me, today. Hope thou in God; for I will yet confess unto Him Psalm 41:11. This man was cut off from worship of the living God. But his truer self silences these lamentations, and cheers the feebler "soul" with clear notes of trust and hope, blown in the refrain, like some trumpet clang rallying dispirited fugitives to the fight. sailing on the stormy sea. Scripture: Psalms 42:1-2 Denomination: Evangelical/Non-Denominational Summary: THIRSTING FOR GOD THIRSTING FOR GOD (NLT) Psalm 42: 1-2 - As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. For many of us other desires can get in the way of us really desiring God. Understand that God may use suffering to refocus our deepest desires on Him. In verses 5 and 11, he calls God "my salvation and my God.". Two-person skit: the chained, the Devil (2.) Contact information. I. He doesn't feel jubilant hope. See how great wonders I admire in the tabernacle! Rich Man and Lazarus Sermon Outline. Grief which finds no fresh words is beginning to dry up. It would be good if all of us were so composed and careful in the expression of our discouragements that we never said anything amiss. The psalmist encouraged himself rhetorically by reminding himself that he would again praise God. Numbers 26:10-11) were distinguished musicians (1 Chronicles 6:31-48). In preparing an article on the above topic the writer is ex-plicitly informed that what is required is t"not an expository sermon," nor " an outline of an expository sermon, but di- 10. Apr 24, 2020. Not many of us can compose songs when were discouraged and weeping day and night. Whilst therefore it is summer, while it is well with you, while you are in tranquillity, hear the word of the Lord. 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