Call to Consistency (Psalm 34:1-7)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, May 1, 2022
Part of the All In - Back Against The Wall series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Psalm 34:1–7 (Listen)

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

34:1   I will bless the LORD at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
  My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
  Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
    and let us exalt his name together!
  I sought the LORD, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
  Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
  This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
  The angel of the LORD encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.


Sermon Notes

All In - Back Against The Wall
Call to Consistency
Psalm 34:1-7
May 1, 2022

Where do we turn when our backs are against the wall?

*The inconceivable can inspire us to pursue insights that position us for future victories!

Reflections on potential responses:
*Choose to seek answers or miss moments
*Accept challenges based in promises not problems
*Be overwhelmed or overcome
*Pray through versus fret over
*I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.vs. 1

*I sought the Lord and He answered me, and He delivered me from all my fears.vs.4

*The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.vs.7

*Caves are places of darkness where we look for light to guide us home!

Four calls to answer:

I. Clarify your focus - vs. 1
*Our capacity to clarify opens the door to hope!

II. Choose to worship - vs.2-3
*Our hearts must be focused on worship not worry or we risk a longer
Stay in the cave!

III. Seek effective answers - vs.4-5
*Fear will destabilize our focus while faith anchors our hearts!

IV. Pursue Him in the midst of troubles - vs.6-7
*Our lives are the summation of what we choose so be careful to
Make wise choices!

Is your back against the wall?

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