Song of Undeserved Favor (Psalm 132)

STEVE McKENZIE   -  

December 6, 2020

Psalm 132

 

BROKEN OBEDIENCE (132:1-10)

  • King David asks for God’s favor in light of his hardships in seeking to serve God.
  • David’s obedience was imperfect. Though he desired in his heart to honor God, his disobedient hands gave way to adultery and murder.
  • The Ark of the Covenant (132:6)
    • Assumptions – Israel used God like a good luck charm (1 Samuel 4)
    • Afterthought – King Saul disregarded the Ark during his reign (1 Chronicles 14)
    • Aspiration – King David aspired to seek God (2 Samuel 6, I Chronicles 13)

 

PROMISED FAVOR (132:11-18)

  • “Lord swore a sure oath… from which he will not turn back”
  • PROMISES OF GOD
    • King (132:11)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (Luke 2:2-7, 10)
    • Presence (132:13-14)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (Romans 8:38-39, Matthew 28:20)
    • Provision (132:15)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (James 1:17)
    • Salvation (132:16)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (Romans 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
    • Protection (132:17-18)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (John 10:28)
    • Clarity¬†(132:17-18)
      • Fulfilled in Christ (Isaiah 9:2-7, John 8:12)
    • Dignity¬†(132:17-18)
      • 1 Peter 2:9

 

 

APPLICATION

  1. Let your weary should rejoice
  2. Celebrate Advent by preparing your hearts to celebrate Christ the King
    1. Personal & Adult Resources
    2. Family Discipleship with Kids Resources

 

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