There must be an eternity of time and duration. Everything is recounted from the standpoint of the persecutors…. Even is I consider the Bible fell from heaven and is prepositionally true, the concept of analogy, metaphor and genre based questions are permitted. I. 3. THE DIVINE BUCKLER WHICH GOD HAS PROVIDED AGAINST THIS FIERY DART. We only hear the persecutors who always have the last word, and who are unaware of their own arbitrary violence.” God is a strong Tower, into which they may run and find shelter from their troubles. You believed that it was a literal, word for word truth statements about what you were to believe. Hilariously, some call it the Psalm that the devil can quote because the devil actually quoted it when he tempted Jesus. This is why it feels so urgent in the Pslam where we hear words like remember, and don’t forget. 12.) And so if God be unknown by us we shall not trust Him. It is that the systems of oppression all around us are constantly forming an attack on our senses so we think there is no way out, no other way to see the world and no way to change it. The declaration of God's name (Exodus 34). They are able to keep the truth locked down about their actual intentions (China). Some rob Him altogether of the awful features of His character, and others of His goodness. It’s not necessarily a description of what has happened. In time of great trouble. If the souls of men are really abolished, and end at death, I do not know; but we may say that they are the only substances in the whole compass of beings that are so. There is plenty of biblical criticism out there especially in the atheist circles. He is truly a gracious God, full of loving-kindness and goodness. Or how about Psalm 139, where the author pronounces his blessing on anyone who snatches a Babylonian baby and smashes its head on rocks. Then such "will" trust in Him; they cannot help it. When we have fallen into sin. Many of you have read or at least heard of the Songs of Songs. Have you ever known people who do both good and well? We throw money at them and quietly hold our racist views to ourselves as we define their roles in our country. 10 And those who know Your name will put … "Where two or three are gathered together," etc. We open them up, peer into them, find the bits of truth throughout it, use them as our own stories and use them as lessons of what not to do. V10 , like wisdom, the law is more valuable than gold. This in a lot of ways has been what has done with the Psalms. Because the wicked (strong) can speak for themselves they are also used to permitting when or if ever the weak may speak and what they are permitted to say. I. 5, 6). Hey Nathan, Like song lyrics, movies, books etc. One of the main goals is to help us read the Psalms together, to see the unity of the Psalter and how the entire thing points to the Lord Jesus Christ who is truly the Singer of the Psalms. These spontaneous scapegoats understandably feel horribly betrayed by their friends, their neighbours, even their relatives. Nothing we do anymore is apart from these systems that claim there is no third party to make it stop. But to utter His name in the fulness of knowledge is to uncurtain heaven, and see its glories once. This text is a practice in alternative politics. 2. Scripture: Psalms 9:1-12. The voice we are hearing in this Psalm is the voice of the oppressed (v9), the poor (v12), the afflicted (v18), the one who suffers (v13) and the needs (v18). But our text tells another way. In our ignorance of the nature of things, we give arbitrary names; but if we have learnt anything of the nature of God, we shall know his true name, and then shall be able to trust in him without fear at all times. “The psalms of execration or malediction are the first texts in history that enable victims, forever silenced in mythology, to have a voice of their own. When we know how to name him. All the attributes of Jehovah have met in Christ. V. AND THIS NAME WILL BE TRUSTED BY ALL WHO KNOW IT. Know God better. Eventually the only imaginable way of doing things is for the strong to control the weak. The deep waters are around and almost overflow you; just then, when in the very deepest part of the stream, Satan sends this suggestion into your very soul — thy God hath forsaken thee. So I was more prepping everyone listening to help them understand what we were reading wasn’t just simply God telling us what to believe. We don’t even see it anymore. Instead of the usually self-justifying way of the wicked, we now get the critical interpretation of the intentions of the wicked. Psalm 9 IN AWE OF GOD Name some things or events or people who have left you in awe. Of course, more than anything else, we should be in awe of God. Shall we not believe in God? This is a way of saying that basically that everything depends on God’s presence and now he is hidden which doesn’t leave them in that great of a spot. And this is most important, for there is DO shelter but in Him, and unless we trust Him we cannot enter that shelter. Many have heard of it who do not know it. I Will Praise You! So the only way this poem can actually become true, that the poor are finally set free and that the oppressed get a fair trial is if Yahweh steps on the scene. Psalm 9 : Play . Just read Psalm 109 for example, it is a pretty clear example of a Psalm that wishes violence and suffering on the enemies of the author. This is a comfort and a refuge for those who suffer from injustice and oppression. ◄ Psalm 9:10 ► Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not abandoned those who seek You. 11.) This poem brilliantly shows us that the ways of the wicked which is, violent action, manipulative speech and the removal of God work together for a certain kind of social world in which the powerful are free to do what they want for their own interest. This is not the norm everywhere in scripture. No wonder the Greek myths, the Greek epics and the Greek tragedies are all serene, harmonious, and undisturbed. God always remembers the cause of the afflicted. Praise God because He is great, Praise God because He is our Refuge, and Praise God because He is a Righteous Judge. II. The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. We never hear the victims. Let’s, if we can, try and get a better view of what was happening, or at least what it was like during the time of this Psalm being written. The speaker is celebrating something, something that is present and something in anticipation for what is coming. By 10:2 the poem has made clear that everything in social relations depends on if Yaheweh is around or not. Now let’s say, you believe that the Bible was a book that fell out of the sky. And no wonder. It is the knowledge of experience, resulting from holding communion with God. With that, let’s jump into the Psalm that I picked for today. 10.) Scriptural texts, like all texts, grow out of socioeconomic-political realities and voice those realities, and they cannot be understood apart from those realities THE IMMORTALITY OF MAN. Just as Christ resurrected, so David would one day rise from the dead as well. Probably because no one would dare to speak like that. All three of these statements do two things. Let me give you an example. If we wanted to get a child to trust his parent, we would speak not so much of the child's duty as of the parent's character. We never hear them bemoaning their sad fate and cursing their persecutors as they do in the psalms. Commentary on Psalm 112:1-9  View Bible Text . IV. Joe came up with a great example here in talking about the protests in Iran. Yours are just as valid as the ones in the Psalms. A healthy fear V9 are true- highlighting the trustworthiness of God’s law. We see this with the Native Canadian population in Canada today. Then in the same Psalm, there is a sense of celebrating Yahweh because he has given righteous judgment. It has been brutally taken out of context and used to support all sorts of crazed theologies about God, the world and humanity. ‘TIME’ Today’s sermon is my today’s birthday message not only to others but also to myself. Descriptions of heaven are but borrowed expressions from such things as we understand, but the happiness itself is something that is greater than we can yet conceive. They are brutal, asking for horrible things to happen to the people they are cursing. The first has potential for highlighting the liturgical season: the light/darkness theme in 112:4 (“They rise in the darkness a light for the upright”) appears in Matthew 5 when Jesus proclaims, “You are the light of the world” (verse 14). II. One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. Every time it is read or uttered it criticizes the empire and redefines the power structures of the world. But you must make real effort to know His name. Sermons. This is seen in His atonement, whereby God's righteousness is declared, so that He can be just, and yet the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. The mere repetition of Lord, Lord, will do but little. Will put their trust in thee — The experience of thy faithfulness to thy people in all ages is a just ground for their confidence. And they that know thy name As proclaimed in the Gospel, a God gracious and merciful, and forgiving sin; and as in Christ, in whom his name is, and in whom he is the God of love, grace, and mercy, though out of him a consuming fire; or the name of Christ himself, the Word of the Lord, who is the refuge of saints and sinners; his name Jesus, a Saviour: such who know him to be the able, willing, complete, … The ideology of the strong continues to assault the weak over and over again until they as victims can see the world in no other way but through the eyes of the perpetrators. It was 90% joke, 10% reality. No third party is needed to disrupt that simple direct and predictable transaction. If Job were a myth, we would only have the viewpoint of the friends.” Psalm 96 is for royalty. Psalms is one of the major books quoted on behalf of this argument. All these things are part of the expression of our culture today. Also, Christ's supposed descent into Hell is explained. Psalms give us the viewpoint of the oppressed in the midst of all the violence that is around them. It is crucial that when we read different parts of the Bible we read them in the context and style that they were written in. It is crucial that when we read different parts of the Bible we read them in the context and style that they were written in. It should start with timpani and end with a trumpet. It should start with timpani and end with a trumpet. It began in September 2016. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. There is more violence in the Hebrew Bible than any ancient Greek story. Typically in strong/weak relations the strong govern both sides of the conversation. By this point in the poem, the author is starting to sound a little crazy. The title … The very thing that Yahweh is being praised for he is now being questioned. I took a class called Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible at York and it was a full year long. Psalm 9:1-20. Then they plea for a continued presence of that third party. God always remembers the cause of the afflicted. We are to be voices constantly appealing the third party to step in and make things right fully willing to be used as an agent of this new way of looking at the world. A. Psalm 9:1-20: The Ministry of Praise: J. H. Jowett, M. A. Psalm 9:1-20: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. "Thou hast not forsaken," etc. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . This secures the safety and the triumph of the righteous. Scott Basolo . The Book of Job must be defined, I believe, as an enormously enlarged psalm of malediction. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Once the law might have said, "To spare him will be my disgrace"; but the wisdom of God appointed that to spare him would be its highest honour. If the eternal duration be granted, there is —. In the days of our years there are threescore years and ten: and if through strength they are fourscore years, yet is their pride … 2. God reveals himself as the faithful God to those who earnestly seek him. III. 1. But consider God's providences and judgments upon us now. First, there is no God. “There is no other way to explain this imperative in verse twelve except as an act of political counter imagination rooted in theological passion. Yahweh here is a good judge, who makes good decisions. We are surrounded by some of the most oppressive systems known to man. This seals the doom of the unrighteous. What this poem has done is taken the control of the social conversation away from the wicked. “This reading of Psalms 9-10 suggests that the (repeated) utterance of the poem is indeed a political act. Let’s summarize. To report a … AS ALMIGHTY. One, they are dismissals of God and secondly they are assertions of self sufficiency and autonomy. I. We studied story after story of rape and war and horrible detestable violence that we would never want to expose our children too. (See the Chicago statement on Biblical Hermeneutics Ariticle 10- It argues for the vary understanding you are mocking but still permits analogy) Who really believes that position? This is what I believe we are called to do as the church; help narrate a new story that flips the current power structures on its head. God specially dwells in the Church. This is why doing the Psalms worked for the summer. My Family in CHRIST, (FIC) THREE Characters in today's Message. The sacrifices did the same. We have assaulted them in every which way and especially now with our ideologies. Then we have Yahweh being spoken about from a distance, where he is spoken about in third person (moving away from the first person from the first few verses). And at last that mercy of God appeared in Christ. I said something along the lines of God loves everyone, no matter what they’ve done. 1. This is the online home of Nathan Colquhoun from Sarnia Ontario. 7-9.). The wicked refer to a ‘god’ but never to Yahweh. Sermons on the Psalms. Commentary on Psalm 112:1-9  View Bible Text . But it is the knowledge of love. WED 08/09/2006. Interesting conclusions… worthwhile read. Works Cited The name of God is frequently put for God. China is trying to block the bad parts of this protest and pretend they never happened. The statements are basically saying that there are only two parties; the wicked and the weak. What witnesses these are to the truth of the text. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. When Yahweh is absent, social relations will take their inevitably destructive course, which the weak cannot resist. This Psalm is a brilliant act of counter speech and affronting the empire. You would be surprised, especially coming from a Pentecostal position, how people read the Bible (you saw the example I gave about Psalms 5:5). One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. God reveals himself as the faithful God to those who earnestly seek him. Psalm 96 is for royalty. He will always have creatures before Him. How precious that we can say, "I know the 'unknowable' name of YHWH." 1. Look at 9:18, and then look at 10:11. The vulnerable address God directly, where the wicked can only address him as a remote third party who they are convinced that he is not around. There is a scene in the Civil War motion picture Gods and Generals that is telling. This seen in creation, but yet more in redemption. THE REASON FOR THIS TRUST. Through it God must surely preserve His being, and He surely will preserve a world. This is the treasury of the Divine name. Denomination: Baptist. The New International Bible Commentary says, “God’s tender care is such that He even supplies a celestial bodyguard around the believer, who carry him along the rock … II. 2. James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. 2. THE SOUL WINNER We … | 4,922 … They are not speeches made by the wicked but by someone else. Should this not be our cry today? Throughout the picture, Jackson's dependence on God is shown, but never more strikingly that in the early morning hours of July 21st, 1861 prior to the First Battle of Bull Run. These victims feel exactly the way Job does. A couple things: The glory between the cherubim was in Zion. The Psalms are no different. Love gains knowledge as nothing else can. "They that know Thy name will," etc. They are written by humans. Look at 9:9 and then look at 10:1. Now this isn’t to say that there isn’t violence in pagan texts, there is, but it is much more dumbed down, cleaned up and most importantly, it is always from the viewpoint of the victimizers. First, it is for his various destructive actions, like destroying, blotting out, rooting out etc. It is not mere hearsay nor any theoretical knowledge of God. However, if you treat the Psalms like you are eavesdropping on a radio station from a few thousand years ago. Much was said in words and by promises under the old dispensation bearing witness to this name. This new idea, this new imperative is one of hope, a conviction that they will not be forgotten. The statements by the wicked are actually more implied than anything, and they certainly don’t claim to be direct. The biblical story is full of violence. Denomination: Foursquare. How dreadful to think that the child of God might fall and perish. That helps us understand the … Here I was taught to memorize the most crucial verse of Christianity, John 3:16 and then I find out God actually hates all these people that do wrong. In prospect of some great toil and enterprise. (If you don’t have a drummer or trumpeter handy, read on.) They bring reassurance of God’s protection. The Native Canadians now have accepted a way of life that is well below what any of us would consider human. It acknowledges and exposes the oppressive systems of their time. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you. Evidently, we ought not to argue that God's goodness will not suffer Him to punish, for it does. They start saying similar things that they were attributing to the wicked. From what you know about the story of the Native Canadians, how does this Psalm set us up as the wicked? Our power is accepted as legitimate and the weak are forced to live the lives we dictate to them. 11.) All His works while on earth confirmed it. Some songs are written out of lament, some out of anger, and some out of happiness some are political, others are theological and some are simply poetry. Have good day! III. AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Experience proves this true. Now this knowledge must not be merely theoretical, but that of the heart. III. And that means death. They are victimized by everybody without exception inside their own community. The Tienanmen Square protests of 1989 ended in quite a bit of violence in the Chinese government. Font Size. In this season … They that know — That is, that thoroughly understand and duly consider thy name — Thy infinite power and wisdom, and faithfulness and goodness. Eventually the power is accepted as legitimate. For in it the law and its transgressor are exalted together. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 9 Sermons. Need Sermon Hosting? Jesus is the best among us — the living God in our skin — and he turned out homeless and abandoned and tortured to death — that divine skin shredded. This was a cause for great joy and comfort to him. Psalm 91:9-10 Bible / Bible Versions / NIV / Psalms / Psalm 91 / Psalm 91:9-10; Previous Book Previous Chapter Read ... Scripture Formatting. A guilty conscience makes everyone suppose that God is nothing but severe. Knowledge of Jehovah's name, true heartfelt and experimental knowledge. We read parable after parable of stories Jesus told that did exactly this. This Psalm begins with thanksgiving. I remember back in youth group, we were in some kind of small group and we were arguing about the salvation of sinners. He gathers with his people where they gather, and specially manifests himself. This is typically used as an affront to the biblical text to show how it cannot be from a God of peace and love. So the Psalms is one of the most unique collections of writings that the world has ever seen. There is a reason we have all of our journal entries hanging next to Psalms all over this space. Psalm 9: Praise For God’s Justice. This poet negates the false ideologies and liberates the minds of the marginalized with a new idea. ” Ask it of God, for faith is His gift. What are modern day examples of creating a social possibility outside the ideology of the powerful? (Vers. Typically the wicked are used to speaking for themselves and this leads them to be more careful of what they say and withhold. The weak and marginalized have spoken first in celebration of the ‘third party’ who is Yahweh who helps change the balance in social relations. Those that are in power can sway the jury, they are the jury, and they can make any verdict that they want. 9. That protection is further emphasized in Psalm 91:11-12 through the ministry of His holy angels. GROUNDS OF THE JOYFUL WORSHIP OF GOD. Job, both God and Satan agree, is about as good as mere mortals can get, and his skin and his family and … Part 2 - The Meaning Of Worship Series Contributed by Bradford Reaves on Feb 8, 2020 | 2,378 views. Consider what we have in the knowledge of God, and His works, which may further us in the belief of it. But if we will not know God as we should, then we are sure to misjudge Him. My youth leader at the time said, “No he doesn’t, in Psalms 5:5 it says that “God hates doers of inequity.”” I was confused. 280+ | 35 min: A Resounding Chorus of Exaltation. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . I. We believe in the truth and love of earthly friends. 3 And he said to me, … The Psalms can be taken any which way we like. SUN … Only in this courtroom with Yahweh in the room does the weak get a say. Jacob wanted to know the name of the Being who wrestled with him, because the true name indicates the true nature. For we only behold creation through a perspective. 2. 3. 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