Trust the Lord

Sermon Notes:

 

1. Trust in the Lord.

a) Trusting God is to have faith that leads to full reliance.

b) Trust leads to songs of praise, to prayer, and to faith-filled living.

 

2. Resist the Wicked.

a) We place our hope in a trustworthy king.

b) We must not let selfishness, violence, and indifferences rest on the land.

 

3. Pray for Shalom.

a) Those who trust in God’s goodness in faith rely on Him alone for their welfare.

b) God’s will is that all would experience His goodness, wholeness, peace, and prosperity.

 

 

 

Questions for further thought or discussion:

  1. Can you think of a time when you needed to trust someone completely for your welfare?
  2. Do you think God is trustworthy?  If so, why?  And how do we demonstrate that trust?
  3. In Psalm 125  , the psalmist alludes to wicked rulers.  What are the signs of wicked rulership and how should God’s people respond to them?
  4. What can God’s people do to pursue wholeness, peace, and welfare for themselves and their community?

 

 

 

Personal Commitment

Lord, we pray for increased faith so that we will trust you completely.  May our hearts continually be filled with a song of praise and a cry for peace and wholeness.

 

 

 

Psalm 125  

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people,
    from this time forth and forevermore.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
    on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
    their hands to do wrong.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
    and to those who are upright in their hearts!
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
    the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
    Peace be upon Israel!