Friday, April 24, 2015

Bible Study Notes in Psalms- Chapter 144

Psalm 144


-Theme: The LORD is our Rock. Praising the LORD for His capable care. The blessings of having the LORD as our God.

-Historical Insight: This is a Psalm of David who appears more victorious and stable in the latter periods of his life as the king of Israel.

-*Application* The Rock of the LORD is significant for us to contemplate here today. Christ Jesus is our spiritual Rock (Matthew 16:15-19, 1 Corinthians 10:4). He is the mountain of power that Daniel spoke of who would arise out of mediocrity and set up His Kingdom to rule forever and ever (Daniel 2:35, 44-45). Sadly, many stumble over this Divine Stone. It is by faith that we enter into a relationship with the Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 9:32-33). Then, as believers we begin to be built up as living stones ourselves to do the work of the Kingdom of God (1 Peter 2:2-9). A rock represents strength and solid protection. It is not moved and resists the onslaught of the enemy (Matthew 7:24-25, Luke 6:48). Consider the analogy of physical rock to the Rock. It is no wonder then that David can say that he has been properly trained up for warfare (Psalm 144:1). The LORD is our lovingkindness, fortress, stronghold, deliverer, shield, and refuge. He considers us in our humble weakness and forges a mighty army through His strength alone to penetrate spiritually dark places. Look at what the LORD does for us against our evil enemies. He scatters them and confuses them (Psalm 144:6). They will be wrangled in their deceit and falsehood leaving us to sing a “new song” of salvation as His servants, just like David (Psalm 144:7-11). With the LORD as our Rock, prosperity begins to be expected as His blessings are poured out upon us and our families (Psalm 144:12-14). We become “situated” (kakah, adverb- like so, thus) as happy and fortunate people in His Kingdom (Psalm 144:15). Choose the Rock and bless His Name.

Verse to Memorize: Psalm 144:15

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