Friday, March 19, 2010


Psalm 40:1-17


The songs of the world today speak of unfaithfulness or tragedy. They speak of lost love and misery. However, in the life of one who has trusted Christ as his Savior there is a new song. A song that is full of happiness and joy and expectation of more joy. Consider how that happened.


A. The Lord has showed His mercy to me, Psalm 86:13, “For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.”

B. I found trouble and sorrow, Psalm 116:3, “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.”

1. I was in danger of going to hell, Matthew 13:50, “And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

2. For the Scriptures teach that all those that forget God shall be turned into hell, Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

C. The Lord heard the cry of my heart, v. 1; Psalm 130:2-4, “Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.”

1. The Lord opened my ear, Isaiah 50:5, “The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.”

2. The Lord forgave my sins, v. 4, “But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.”

a. The Lord is always ready to forgive, Psalm 86:5, “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”

b. Even terrible sins the Lord forgives, Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”


A. God is our Rock, Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

B. He is the Rock that was struck out of which came the water of life, Exodus 17:6, “Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.”

C. That Rock was Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 10:4, “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

1. Jesus is the Rock of Stability in our life, Luke 6:48, “He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”

a. He is the foundation upon which the believer builds his life, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11-For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

a. Paul advises us to take heed saying, “But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon, 1 Peter 4:11, “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

2. To other Jesus is the Rock of stumbling in their unbelief, 1 Peter 2:8, “And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

a. They stumble because of unbelief, 1 Peter 2:7, “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”

b. They think this is foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:23, “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;”


A. God has put a new song in our mouth, even praise, Psalm 40:3, “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

B. The Lord has had the victory over sin in our lives, Psalm 98:1, “O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.”

1. God the Father has made Him to be our Savior, Acts 5:31, “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”

2. Therefore we sing a new song:

a. A song of faith, Exodus 15:2, “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

b. A song of happiness, Psalm 144:9, “I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.”


The Lord has given us a new song. It is a song of praise and happiness because He has forgiven our sins and given us a home in Heaven. Unfortunately, many have rejected the Lord and their song has only a short time to last and then…eternity!

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