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Psalm 5

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

July 22, 2018
Psalm 5
preached by
Pastor Jon Needham

Sermon text

Psalm 5

¹ Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
² Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
³ O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

⁴ For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
⁵ The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
⁶ You destroy those who speak lies;
the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

⁷ But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in the fear of you.
⁸ Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

⁹ For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.
¹⁰ Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

¹¹ But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
¹² For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Applying the text

  1. Have you ever suffered because a judge or person in authority failed to do their job well? How did you feel? How did it affect you?
  2. In Psalm 5, David not comes to God with his words, but also with his groaning. What does this teach us about the heart and character of God?
  3. What are some of God’s attributes listed in this Psalm? How do those attributes influence the way you see and approach God?
  4. This Psalm teaches us that those who take refuge in God sing for joy. What is the connection between God as refuge and our own personal joy?

Jon is the lead pastor and founding pastor of Coram Deo Church. He and his wife live in Bremerton with their three kids. He loves spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.


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