Off the Cutting Room Floor
One of the things I have liked most about blogging is that when something has to be cut from Sunday’s sermon, I have another outlet for it.
Psalm 13:3-4 Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, Lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him,” Lest my adversaries rejoice when I am shaken.
That word for shaken makes for a fascinating study. Of the 36 occurrences of the root in the Bible, 22 of them are in the psalms. Here’s a few of them.
Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Psalm 30:6-7 When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
Psalm 46:2-6 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Psalm 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Psalm 94:18 When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
Psalm 96:10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”
Here’s all the rest if you want to do further study…
10:6, 15:5, 17:5, 21:8, 38:16, 60:2, 66:2, 82:5, 93:1, 104:5, 112:6, 125:1, 140:10
OK, you’ve got to preach it yourself from here. What point might you have made if you had had the time to insert a point from this study into a sermon on Psalm 13?