Talks for Growing Christians
Lesson Number 14
- Prayer and assurance bring victory.
- Rejoicing and confidence follow victory.
- Go with confidence in the name of the Lord.
- Get ready for the showdown!
- What type of psalms are Psalms 20 and 21?
- Why should it be encouraging for believers to think of the Lord as the God of Jacob rather than the more common title of the God of Abraham?
- What is the meaning of “help from the sanctuary” in verse 2?
- What battle might David be referring to in these psalms?
- Which verses in Psalm 21 are typical-messianic?
- They are both battle songs set to music and singing. Psalm 20 is a psalm of prayer before the battle and Psalm 21 is after the battle. Both psalms have typical-messianic implications.
- Because although Jacob was not perfect, God was pleased to bless him.
- David is asking for help from the Lord Himself, whose presence is in the sanctuary.
- These psalms may refer to his war with the Ammonites and Syrians as recorded in 2 Samuel 10 and 12.
- Verses 4-6 look forward to the risen and exalted Messiah. Verses 10-13 look forward to the end times when all the Lord’s enemies will be defeated and subdued and the Lord will be exalted and praised.
- Discuss some of the things we as humans put our trust in for our security and well being. Are these things worthy of our trust? Read Psalm 20:7. How would your life be different if your confidence was in the name of the Lord?
- Review various showdowns between God and the enemy in Scripture. When will be the ultimate showdown?
- Go with confidence in the name of the Lord. When you pray to the Lord and have the assurance that He hears and will answer, then you can go with confidence – regardless of the outcome.
- "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God." Psalms 20:7
- "The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!" Psalms 21:1