Psalm 115

Psalm 115

    1. Psalms were spiritual songs and hymns to be sung by Israel to the Lord

    2. Major theme of Psalms: God is worthy of our praise

    3. Praise redirects our attention off our failures frustration and fears back on to Jesus where it belongs

    4. All of our songs must be sung to this humble tune. Not to us Lord but to Your name

 

  1. 115:1 Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness

    1. Not about us get your focus off of yourself and on to Jesus

    2. Luke 22:42 Jesus did not want His own will

    3. Christianity is not self centered it is others centered

    4. Christianity is not about what the Kingdom can do for you it is about what you can do for the Kingdom

    5. Entitlement mentality: is the fact of having a right to something the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment

    6. The entitlement mentality has crept in to the Church in the USA

    7. The cure for the entitlement mentality is: Jesus + 0 = everything

 

  1. 115:2 Why do the nations say “Where is their God?” Our God is in heaven He does whatever pleases Him

    1. Mount Carmel was the center of Baal worship for the Canaanites

    2. Baal was the chief male deity of the Canaanites

    3. Asherah was the chief female deity of the Canaanites she was Baal’s female counterpart

    4. Idols were false Gods built with man’s hands

    5. There is a spiritual battle happening right now

    6. Matthew 4:9 And he said to Him, All of these things I will give to you if you will fall down and worship me

    7. Satan’s objectives 1 worship 2 take as many with him as possible to hell

    8. Many false Gods are still worshipped today

    9. The enemy would like for your to engage in the pursuit of stuff the maintenance of stuff and the paying for of stuff

    10. 115:8 Those who make them will be like them and so will all who TRUST in them

    11. You will be like the person you look up to

 

  1. 115:9-11 TRUST in the Lord = help + shield

    1. Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their TRUST in You

    2. Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in Your mercy. My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation

    3. 31:14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord. I say, “You are my God

    4. 56:3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You

    5. 84:12 O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You

    6. Trust = firm belief in the reliability truth ability or strength of someone or something Jesus is reliable Jesus is truth Jesus has all the power

 

  1. 115:12-15 Blessed

    1. If you observe these principles you will be BLESSED