A Song of Christ (Psalm #36)

Text: Psalm 36

Spirit of antichrist

  • No fear of God
  • There is nothing like human nature to turn you off to human nature.
  • Flatters himself.
    • Self deceit.
    • Loves his own lies.  You love your lies.
  • Iniquity pours out of his mouth
  • He invents evil

Christ in the psalm

  • Mercy is in the heavens.
    • That’s even more true today than it was then if we can say that.  His mercy is in Jesus Christ who is in heaven.
  • Faithfulness in the clouds.
    • That’s the Lord Jesus Christ returning in the clouds.  His name is Faithful and True.
  • Righteousness like a mountain.
    • Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
    • Daniel 2:34-35 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
    • Luke 20:17-19 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them
  • Judgment great deep
    • Could liken it to the flood of the earth.
    • Could say his judgments are unsearchable, dark, and powerful.
    • Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. AND Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
    • Ephesians 4:9-10 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
    • Notice in this judgment David said, thou preservest man and beast.  Look at Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
  • Excellence of lovingkindness
      • Therefore men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings
      • Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
      • Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall
  • Abundantly satisfied
    • John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
    • Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
    • Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  • Fountain of life
    • Jesus Christ is life
    • John 14:6… way the truth and the life
    • Colossians 3:1-3 … life is hid with Christ
    • John 11… I am the resurrection and the life
  • Light to see light
    • John 1:1-5
    • Light of the world
    • Light to the Gentiles

David’s Prayer

  • Continue – It’s important that the Lord continue
  • Defend – Don’t let the wicked remove me.  They would if they could.