Psalm 5

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Harp & Sword, the first session of our series on the Psalms. This week Brian looks at Psalm 5

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Psalm 5

  1. 1. THE PSALMS
  2. 2. PSALM 5
  3. 3. To the director of music; forflutes;a Psalm of David
  4. 4. Listen to my words, LordConsider the fact that I amgroaning.Respond to the sound of mycry for help my God and myKingBecause I pray to you aloneThe morning time will hear myvoiceAs I lay out my prayers to youand watch to see what you willdoYou are a God who takes nodelight in wickednessIt cannot remain in yourpresence.Boasting shall not be able toremain before youAnd you hate all forms ofiniquityYou will destroy the speakingof liesAnd abhor those who enjoyshedding blood.Because of your abundantlove I will enter your houseAnd with deep respect I willbow downLead me in the way thatexpresses your righteousnessBecause it’s the only way I willovercome my enemiesMake your way clear as I goalong.There is no truth in themouths of my enemies.What comes out from them isintended only to destroy.And is like the smell of an opengrave.Even though they speak soflatteringly.Let them bear the fullconsequences of their guilt.Let their downfall result fromfollowing their own counsel.Expel them on the floodtide oftheir own transgressions.They have rebelled soprofoundly against you.May all those who take shelterin you rejoiceLet them always be singing forjoy.Let your protection shelterthemLet those who love your nameexult in you.You are the one who blessesthe righteous, O LordYour favour is like a shield thatsurrounds him.
  5. 5. MARKING THE STAGES OF THEJOURNEY
  6. 6. EACH OF THE PSALMS DESCRIBESA RELATIONSHIP JOURNEYBETWEEN A FOLLOWERAND GOD
  7. 7. 3.GODKINGDOMOF HEAVEN2.SITUATIONBATTLEGROUND1.MEMY HEARTTHREEREGIONSof activity
  8. 8. Listen to my words, LordConsider the fact that I amgroaning.Respond to the sound of mycry for help my God and myKingBecause I pray to you aloneThe morning time will hear myvoiceAs I lay out my prayers to youand watch to see what you willdoYou are a God who takes nodelight in wickednessIt cannot remain in yourpresence.Boasting shall not be able toremain before youAnd you hate all forms ofiniquityYou will destroy the speakingof liesAnd abhor those who enjoyshedding blood.Because of your abundantlove I will enter your houseAnd with deep respect I willbow downLead me in the way thatexpresses your righteousnessBecause it’s the only way I willovercome my enemiesMake your way clear as I goalong.There is no truth in themouths of my enemies.What comes out from them isintended only to destroy.And is like the smell of an opengrave.Even though they speak soflatteringly.Let them bear the fullconsequences of their guilt.Let their downfall result fromfollowing their own counsel.Expel them on the floodtide oftheir own transgressions.They have rebelled soprofoundly against you.May all those who take shelterin you rejoiceLet them always be singing forjoy.Let your protection shelterthemLet those who love your nameexult in you.You are the one who blessesthe righteous, O LordYour favour is like a shield thatsurrounds him.
  9. 9. STAGE ONEREGION Listen to my words, LordConsider the fact that I amgroaning.Respond to the sound of mycry for help my God and myKingBecause I pray to you aloneThe morning time will hearmy voiceAs I lay out my prayers toyou and watch to see whatyou will do
  10. 10. STAGE TWOREGION You are a God who takes nodelight in wickednessIt cannot remain in yourpresence.Boasting shall not be able toremain before youAnd you hate all forms ofiniquityYou will destroy thespeaking of liesAnd abhor those who enjoyshedding blood.
  11. 11. STAGE THREEREGION Because of your abundantlove I will enter your houseAnd with deep respect I willbow downLead me in the way thatexpresses yourrighteousnessBecause it’s the only way Iwill overcome my enemiesMake your way clear as I goalong.
  12. 12. STAGE FOURREGION There is no truth in the mouths of myenemies.What comes out from them isintended only to destroy.And is like the smell of an open grave.Even though they speak soflatteringly.Let them bear the full consequencesof their guilt.Let their downfall result fromfollowing their own counsel.Expel them on the floodtide of theirown transgressions.They have rebelled so profoundlyagainst you.
  13. 13. STAGE FIVEREGION May all those who take shelterin you rejoiceLet them always be singing forjoy.Let your protection shelterthemLet those who love your nameexult in you.You are the one who blesses therighteous, O LordYour favour is like a shield thatsurrounds him.
  14. 14. ARE YOU WILLINGto make the journey?1. Say exactly how you feel about yourself2. Say everything true about God3. Join the purposes of God in this matter4. Declare the contrast between the way of Godand the way of the enemy.5. Speak out what God has brought to yourheart through the visitation of his Spirit

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