Talks for Growing Christians
The Greatness of God is Emphasized
Lesson Number 12
- God is great in His character.
- God is great in His deliverance.
- God is great in His blessing.
- Don’t expect God to answer your ungodly prayers.
- Which other Old Testament passage parallels Psalm 18?
- What type of psalm is Psalm 18?
- List the metaphors that emphasize the greatness of God’s character (verses 1-3).
- Which New Testament passage echoes the moral principle of verses 25-29?
- Why didn’t God answer the prayers of the enemy (verse 41)?
- Psalm 18 is essentially the same as 2 Samuel 22.
- It is a typical-Messianic psalm, because it concerns David’s experiences while looking forward to the life of the Messiah, the greater son of David.
- rock, fortress, shield, horn, and stronghold
- Galatians 6:7
- These people were not calling out to Him in repentance and wanting forgiveness. Rather, they wanted help in their ungodly ways.
- Read through Psalm 18 and show how it follows the sequence of the life of our Lord.
Verse 4 and following – His death
Verse 16 and following – His resurrection
Verse 20 and following – His exaltation
Verse 31 and following – His Second Coming
Verse 43 and following – His glorious future kingdom
- Don’t expect God to answer your ungodly prayers. Ask yourself if your prayers are in line with His Word and His will.
- "As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?" Psalms 18:30-31
- "The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted." Psalms 18:46