Starting Ps. 73, we
entered Book 3 of Psalms. Last time we preached on “From Fire and
Water to a Place of Abundance”.
The author of Ps 66 praised God because He answered prayers and
extended His gracious salvation. However, some people might ask, some
evil people seems never experienced any real “fire” or “water”,
and lived a rich life. But God often times will bring His children to
the trial of fire and water. Is God unfair? The author of Ps. 73,
Asaph, had similar question. He used a special type of prayer —
question — to seek answer before God. Finally, the author got a
I. 回忆挣扎. Remember
the Struggle. 73:1-3
Reveal the Fact. 73:4-12
Raise the Question. 73:13-17
Receive the Answer. 73:18-22
Revere the Lord. 73:23-28
is the correct attitude when asking God in prayer?
on and Memorize Psalm 73:25.
you have the experience of being led by God from fire and water to a
place of abundance? If you did, you would remember your prayer during
that time. Psalm 66 was called “Psalm of Resurrection” according
to church tradition. It did not mention the author. However, the
background is possibly after Assyrian King Sennacherib’s
defeat and retreat from Jerusalem siege (2 King 18,19; Isa 36,37; 2
If this is true, then the author is probably Hezekiah, a king of
Judah who is faithful to the Lord.
I. 希西家与西拿基立的故事. Story
of Hezekiah and Sennacherib.
A World-wide Praise.
A Personal Praise.
again the story of Hezekiah and Sennacherib. In your prayer, really
acknowledge God is the only true Lord.
on and Memorize Psalm 66:12b “We went through fire and water, but
you brought us to a place of abundance.”
vows is a special kind of prayer. Some people might think of the vow
making of idol-worshippers to get blessing in the pagan temples. Some
people might even relate to the teaching on swear by the Lord Jesus.
Many places in the Bible are found about making vows and fulfillment
of vows. Psalm 61 is a psalm of vow written by David when his throne
was usurped by his son Absalom, and when he was fleeing in the
desert. What’s the difference between Christian’s vow and
idol-worshipper’s vow? What does the Bible teach on vow, swear, and
I. 许愿的对象. Receiver
of vow making.
Attitude of vow making.
Types of vow making.
Result of vow making.
Limits of vow making.
other concepts, vows are only to God in the Bible.
on and Memorize Psalm 61:5 “For you have heard my vows, O, God; you
have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.