Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: Psalms Teaching
- Scripture: Psalm 38
Psalm 38 Worksheet
Psalms 9-10, 25, 34, 37, 111-112, 119, and 145 are acrostic psalms, but not this one. By the way, the tribute to the Proverbs 31 woman in Prov. 31:10-31, is acrostic, as well as the first four chapters of Lamentations.
Psalm 38 is an individual ________________________.
It looks like David is experiencing some kind of sickness and believes that some of it has happened because of his own _______________.
There is not always a direct connection between our sin and some sickness or affliction we are facing, but there certainly can be!
In verse 5 David is clear that part of what he is experiencing is because of his own ______________________.
David vividly describes the _____________ he is feeling V. 1-11
Some of David’s words in these verses look a lot like what Job was experiencing in the book of Job.
Job 6:4; Job 33:19; Job 19:13-19
Sin does have built in consequences that can be experienced before we ever start speaking of the “______________________” judgment of God.
Despite his agony, David still trusts the Lord, as seen in verse 9 – My desire is before you; I know you hear my sighing. I think here David is basically stating that God is his only ________________.
David understands his enemies would love to see his ________________ V. 12-20
According to the second part of verse 20, why are these people David’s enemies?
Jesus told me I would have trouble in the world – John 16:33
Verses 13-14 show David’s more _________________ spirit toward his enemies, even while he is down and out.
Verses 17-18 show David’s _________________ as a believer. He can’t control whether this is the death of him or not, but he can confess his sin and be ready to meet God if this is his time.
David closes in prayer for the Lord’s _______________________ V. 21-22