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FAITH IN GOD

 

LESSON 12:Bible Messages on Faith conít

The Psalm of Faith Ė Psalm 18

 

This psalm brings us the process through which faith, victory and great encouragement come. It is birthed out of a thankful heart, with a triumphant spirit, and a joyful soul.

 

Psalm divided into four parts.

Part 1 Verses: 1-3

The first three verses establish the foundation for the rest of this Psalm of Faith.

 

Discuss these verses together and write down your findings. We will expound on the findings next study.

 

What do you see in these verses that reveal the relationship that King David had with the Lord? If we look carefully we can see the mind of a victorious man of God. King David is one of the best examples of victory through faith over adversity.

Part 2 Verses 4-19

The next verses recount the greatness of God, and His providence concerning King David.

Lifting up the Lord, praising Him for His mighty acts, is faith-key to face the present situation.

 

After reading these verses you canít help but think, the Lord is so o o o great.

 

If the Lord is so great, how can we fail, He is OUR God.

The thoughts of a victorious man

V     1 Samuel 17:33-37And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

 

Look at the way young David overcame the doubts and fears that were in King Saulís mind and the minds of the Armies of Israel.

Even though Saul was the King of Israel, David would not be swayed by Saulís words of doubt.

Conclusion

V     2 Timothy 1:12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.