May 10, 2020
Crying To The Unchanging God
Psalm 7 is a Psalm of LAMENT. A lament is a passionate expression of GRIEF or MOURNING. It is a CRYING out to God in TOTAL HONESTY. It might even include some RESPECTFUL COMPLAINING to God because of one’s DIFFICULT circumstance. It is possible that at this time, because of what COVID-19 has done in rampaging practically every aspect of our lives that we would like to POUR OUT a LAMENT before God.
For as long as we do it in REVERENCE, laments are WELCOME in the presence of God. If you have BOTTLED up emotions, I would even recommend that you LAMENT before God. We know that God will HEAR those CRIES and will eventually come to our RESCUE.
There are TWO THINGS I see in this passage:
I. DAVID’S HEART CRY
A. APPEAL for DELIVERANCE
B. ACCOUNTABILITY BEFORE GOD
C. ASKING FOR JUDGMENT AND DELIVERANCE
II.DAVID’S RECOGNITION of GOD’S IMMUTABILITY
A. ATTRIBUTES AND ACTIONS OF GOD – GOD as JUDGE
B. ANGER OF GOD ON THE UNREPENTANT – GOD as WARRIOR
C. ADORATION OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS
As you feel the WEIGHT of OPPRESSION brought about by COVID-19, pour out your LAMENTS before God. But before you do, make sure that you are RIGHTEOUS before God. You need POSITIONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS and POSSESSIONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS. As you cry out to Him, expect Him to answer your prayers.