Talks for Growing Christians
Principles of the Ungodly Contrasted with the Godly
Lesson Number 27
- The SOP of the ungodly is to not follow and not fear the Lord.
- The SOP of the godly is to experience and enjoy the attributes of God.
- Come to the fountain of life.
- Pray for your preservation with the right philosophy.
- What can we learn from the title of Psalm 36?
- What is the theme of Psalm 36?
- Outline this psalm.
- What does SOP stand for?
- Discuss the attribute of God often translated “lovingkindness.”
- Psalm 36 is a psalm of David written for the Chief musician or choir director. This means it was set to music and used at the Temple for worship.
- There is a great contrast between the way the ungodly thinks and acts, and the way God’s thoughts and actions are directed toward blessing the believer.
- The Wickedness of the Wicked – verses 1-4
The Graciousness of God – verses 5-9
The Confidence of the Christian – verses 10-12
The Sinner – verses 1-4
The Savior – verses 5-9
The Saint – verses 10-12
- Standard Operating Procedure
- This hard-to-translate Hebrew word is sometimes rendered “love” or “mercy.” It speaks of God’s love as steadfast, faithful, protective, righteous, and loyal.
- Ungodly people live their lives with no fear of God. Discuss how unbelievers, and believers as well, become desensitized to sin.
- Compare 1 John 1:7 to Psalm 36:9, “In Your light we see light.” How do you gain insight and understanding in life?
- Have you come to the fountain of life? Like the woman at the well in John 4, the Lord is offering you living water so you will not thirst.
- "Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep." Psalm 35:5-6