Pressure Points: Psalm 5August 15, 2021
Pressure Points: Psalm 5
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
Pressure points are located all over our bodies. There are hundreds of them, and each time pressure is applied to a pressure point it pinches nerves or disrupts a normal operation of the body. When a nerve is pinched against a bone or muscle it shoots an electrical signal of pain to the brain. Pain is the reaction from the pressure to warn people that damage may occur if the pressure is not removed. The author of the Psalms had the same goal when writing. He wanted those who read the warnings to feel the pressure, to understand the limits, and show us how to release and remove from our lives the negative things that cause pain. Pressure Points applied in the Psalms mold us to become better when we heed the warnings.
July 25 – Psalm 1 – What Direction Are You Walking?
August 1 – Psalm 2 – Who Is Your Leader?
(Psalm 3 – See Does Prayer Work series – A Prayer of Deliverance)
August 8 – Psalm 4 – Where Is Your Rest?
August 15 – Psalm 5 – Why Are You Here?
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1. Come with an heart. (5:1-3)
People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart. Proverbs 21:2
a. Do you who you are praying to?
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13
b. Do you on Him alone?
This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. 6 They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. 7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. 9 “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:5-9
2. Do you communicate with Him?
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12
2. Come with . (5:4-6)
a. Leave your behind you.
“No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:11
b. Leave your behind you.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12
c. Leave your behind you.
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17
3. Come as two. (5:7-8)
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
a. With an attitude of .
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 (ESV)
b. With a decision to .
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.” Deuteronomy 28:1
4. Come with . (5:9-10)
a. God sees the of man.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
b. God who is innocent and guilty.
“But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10
5. Leave with hope. (5:11-12)
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Closing: What was your attitude towards God before you came here? How will you leave changed today?