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Psalm 36

This sermon is part of an ongoing series on the Psalms.

July 4, 2021
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Psalm 36
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Sermon text

Psalm 36

How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD.

Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in his heart;
there is no fear of God
before his eyes.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes
that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
He plots trouble while on his bed;
he sets himself in a way that is not good;
he does not reject evil.

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O LORD.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.

Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
There the evildoers lie fallen;
they are thrust down, unable to rise. (ESV)

Call to Worship

Psalm 110

Sit at My Right Hand

A Psalm of David.

The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”

The LORD sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours.
The LORD has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will lift up his head. (ESV)

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, You have placed us into Your world and prepared our steps. You have given us life and freed us from sin so that we might worship You. But we have turned aside. We have loved Your gifts more than we have loved You. We have sought freedom in our earthly citizenship. We have pursued joy through the American Dream. We repent and confess that our allegiance is due to You and You alone. Teach us to live as citizens of Your kingdom and as ambassadors of the King to our friends and neighbors who are living in darkness. Help us to yearn for heaven as pilgrims in a foreign land. May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. We pray in Jesus’ name and for His glory. Amen.

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Sermon text

Psalm 36

How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD.

Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in his heart;
there is no fear of God
before his eyes.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes
that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
He plots trouble while on his bed;
he sets himself in a way that is not good;
he does not reject evil.

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O LORD.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.

Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
There the evildoers lie fallen;
they are thrust down, unable to rise. (ESV)

Call to Worship

Psalm 110

Sit at My Right Hand

A Psalm of David.

The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”

The LORD sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours.
The LORD has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will lift up his head. (ESV)

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, You have placed us into Your world and prepared our steps. You have given us life and freed us from sin so that we might worship You. But we have turned aside. We have loved Your gifts more than we have loved You. We have sought freedom in our earthly citizenship. We have pursued joy through the American Dream. We repent and confess that our allegiance is due to You and You alone. Teach us to live as citizens of Your kingdom and as ambassadors of the King to our friends and neighbors who are living in darkness. Help us to yearn for heaven as pilgrims in a foreign land. May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. We pray in Jesus’ name and for His glory. Amen.

Family Discipleship Weekly Resources

<<Get Family Discipleship Resources for 7/4/21>>

Family Discipleship Weekly Resources are tools for families to use to help connect Sunday’s sermon to the rest of your week, fostering conversations and habits of worship.

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