We are here because of the grace of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.


October 3, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R.
McLaughlin
Wednesday,
October 03, 2018

Psalm 73 =  a long Psalm that deals with HOW and WHY the wicked prosper and how easy it is for us as believers to simply adjust to the spiritual life .

 

JOB 5:12  — One of Job’s faithful friend is a man called Eliphaz  the Temanite who takes too much time and too much credit and not enough Doctrine.

 

We should all respond in appreciation and gratitude for the marvelous grace and mercy that our Lord makes available to all of us who desire to get to know Him as the King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

Never forget the Blessor, who is the main reason why we are all here  even though we may not feel anything whatsoever.

 

Emotions may run high but it is only a test that the Lord desires for all of us to take and therefore it is a time I like to call “Sanctified Time” or a time that we “set aside” for a divine map and purpose.

 

We are here because of the grace of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We are not here because of anything that we have done, but we are here because of what our Lord and Savior has done for us.

 

Is it any wonder “WHY?”  we are here and “HOW” we got here, which by the way,  was said to be something we can deal with personally and  rather quickly if we desire to do so.

 

We need to understand fully some more of the important doctrinal stands and doctrinal principles that we must take, especially if we are waiting upon the Divine Timing of God.

 

MAL 3:6   “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

 

HEB 13:8   Jesus Christ {is} the same yesterday and today, {yes} and forever.

 

The OP of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit will also try and deal with the unbeliever who needs salvation or the carnal believer who needs Bible doctrine;  1Co 3:1-3.

2CO 3:17-18   Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, {there} is liberty or freedom.

 

2CO 3:18  But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit .

 

One of the main principles is what Psalm 73 describes as some of the frustrations that believers have as they seek to fulfill the PPOG and their very own PSD.

 

Psa 33:10   The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

 

Psa 33:10; Pro 15:22  = Without consultation [consulting or asking the Lord for more doctrine and wisdom concerning a matter] plans are frustrated, But with many counselors or categories they succeed.

 

Main principle = “Without consultation  with the Lord, the plans are frustrated, But with many counselors or doctrines they succeed.

 

“God is good to His people,”=  when you’re going through something and you don’t know How that situation is going to turn out; you need to remind yourself about this divine principle that God is good  “to us” and “for us.”

 

Even if you don’t understand what you’re going through,  God does  understands the fact that God is good to His people.

 

None of us “have ever” or “could ever” say we are going through things and situations that no other believers have ever gone through, or for that matter, will ever go through.

 

Our Lord promised us that He would will always be “with us” to reveal “to us,” His plan “for us.”

 

His plan serves as a divine solution which is ready and waiting for us to apply to our spiritual life as we worship and honor our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1CO 10:13  “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape so that you may be able to endure it.”

 

We can handle any problem that comes our way with the divine provisions that the Lord has provided” for us” who truly believe what the Bible has to say “to us” especially the verses that say such things as Mat 6:33-34.

 

We have no need to worry about anything because Divine Provisions “are available” and we are “ready” to apply for whatever our Lord desires.

 

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

 

PHI 1:29-30;   For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

 

He almost fell and slipped because he had become jealous and envied the prosperity of the wicked.

 

He says in effect, “I was envious or jealous of the arrogant, as I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

 

He was looking too much at one thing; The blessings and prosperity that the unbelievers have, the wicked can have, and even the carnal believer can have.

 

Asaph, the writer and the musician of Psa 73, saw the present condition of the wicked who were prospering in their midst, right in front of them with opened eyes.

 

PSA 23:5  “Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.”

 

Are you going to learn about the divine provisions that our Lord has provided personally for each and every one of us?

 

Are you thinking in the realm of human viewpoint which really has no solution to your problems but what is it that you see?

 

He saw what the wicked have as far as blessings are concerned but he forgot their future.

 

He saw their outward display of prosperity as well as the fact that He saw what they had.

 

A New car, new home, better job, fine clothing, no problems with the finances, everything is going right in all of these passages .

 

You look at what they have but you only see their outward display not the inner changes.

 

We do not see the discomfort and lack of contentment in the wicked soul.

 

Our battles are not against people but our spiritual warfare which is really invisible,  Eph 6:12; 2Co 4:17-18.

You don’t see when they go to sleep at night that they have all these riches and all these things and all this form of prosperity, but there’s something missing in their soul.

 

They (the wicked) don’t have that peace that goes beyond understanding, Phi 4:6.

 

You would be shocked if you could trade places with a millionaire, or a person who has everything going for them but they still lack contentment as well as inner peace.

 

You would be shocked at how fast you would say, “I want to come back to my life, I don’t want to trade places with them.”

 

God, and only God knows what an individual is going through at death.

 

This man doesn’t know whether or not there are “no pains” in their death, only God knows the details that are involved concerning what the individual is going through.

What really is important are the lessons that this man will learn and apply concerning WHY  the wicked prosper while the believer always seems to be in need, one way or another.

 

The answers will come but they may not be the answers we expected or the blessings you thought would give you +H or inner happiness and contentment.

 

We want those blessings in “our time,” or “under our timing” rather than waiting for the Divine Timing of our Lord to act on our behalf according to His timing and not ours.

 

We need to perceive the “Word of God” under the “power of God the Holy Spirit” so that we are always “able and ready” to worship our Lord according to His Word.

 

LUK 12:40  “You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

 

Considering the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

 

1TI 6:17   Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

 

1TI 6:18-19  Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and be ready to share,  storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

 

There are times where you and I are being trained “by Him” and “for Him” who is according to the greatest soldier in all of human history, our Lord Jesus Christ.