Theme: Trust in the Lord
1. Trusting the Lord brings blessings – vs.1-2
a. God’s ____________________ __________________. vs.1
b. God’s ____________________ __________________. vs.2
2. Trusting the Lord brings assurance of chastening – vs.3
Hebrews 12: 5-11
3. Trusting the Lord brings comfort in His judgement– vs4-5b
a. God will reward the righteous
b. God will judge the unrighteous
4. Trusting the Lord brings peace – vs.5c
Selected Quotation: “Ver. 1. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion. The emphasis lies upon the object of their trust, namely, Jehovah the Lord. What a privilege to be allowed to repose in God] How condescending is Jehovah to become the confidence of his people! To trust elsewhere is vanity; and the more implicit such misplaced trust becomes the more bitter will be the ensuing disappointment; but to trust in the living God is sanctified common sense which needs no excuse, its result shall be its best vindication. There is no conceivable reason why we should not trust in Jehovah, and there is every possible argument for so doing; but, apart from all argument, the end will prove the wisdom of the confidence. The result of faith is not occasional and accidental; its blessing comes, not to some who trust, but to all who trust in the Lord. Trusters in Jehovah shall be as fixed, firm, and stable as the mount where David dwelt, and where the ark abode. To move mount Zion was impossible: the mere supposition was absurd” (C. H. Spurgeon).
How should this Psalm influence our prayers tonight?