Psalm 4: The Blessing of Safety

Psalm 4 the Blessing of Safety

Psalm 4

I. David’s view of God

    A. God is the source of righteousness (Psalm 4:1a; 1 Peter 3:12)
    B. God is the source of deliverance (Psalm 4:1b)
    C. God is the source of mercy (Psalm 4:1c)

II. The enemies of David

    A. Sought to bring him down (Psalm 4:2a)
    B. Opposing God is useless (Psalm 4:2b)
    C. God will guard and keep the souls of the godly (Psalm 4:3; 145:20; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

III. Encouragement to turn to God

    A. “Be angry” or “stand in awe” (Psalm 4:4)
    B. Sacrifice (Psalm 4:5a; Romans 12:1-2)
    C. Trust the Lord (Psalm 4:5b; 27:13)
    D. We must pray for our enemies to come to the truth! (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

IV. With trust comes safely

    A. God is good (Psalm 4:6)
    B. Our happiness is based on the hope of eternal life (Psalm 4:7; Philippians 4:4)
    C. We can sleep in peace (Psalm 4:8)

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