The Psalms 36
1. Lesson 34 was based on Psalm 119.
2. This Psalm reveals some important information that relates to God's Word.
a. It describes God's Word.
b. It shows how God's people have certain responsibilities that relate to His Word.
c. It reveals some of the blessings available to those who fulfill these responsibilities.
3. This lesson is based on Psalm 119:11.
a. According to vs.11a, God's people are responsible for hiding His Word in the heart.
b. We learn from vs.11b that God will bless those who fulfill this responsibility with the power to
4. Before we consider some Bible characters who illustrated these principles, let us first examine several . . .
I. GENERAL MATTERS THAT RELATE TO TEMPTATION
A. The temptation process is explained in James 1:13-15.
B. The Lord knows how to deliver His people from temptation (2 Peter 2:9).
C. The Lord wants His people to depend upon Him for deliverance (Matthew 6:13a; 26:41).
D. Those who endure temptation will be blessed (James 1:12).
E. Hiding God's Word in the heart is one of the keys to overcoming temptation (Psalm 119:11).
II. BIBLE CHARACTERS WHO SINNED BECAUSE THEY FAILED TO HIDE GOD'S WORD IN
A. Eve (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-6)
1. In the Law of Moses, God taught the Israelites not to:
a. covet their neighbors' wives (Exodus 20:17)
b. commit adultery (Exodus 20:14)
c. commit murder (Exodus 20:13).
2. In 2 Samuel 11, David showed that these commands were not in his heart because:
a. he coveted Bathsheba (vs.2-3)
b. he committed adultery with Bathsheba (vs.4)
c. he had Bathsheba's husband killed (vs.14-17).
1. In Deuteronomy 17:14-20, God had Moses write some instructions for the benefit of Israel's future king.
2. Solomon showed that these instructions were not in his heart because:
a. he collected large amounts of gold and silver (1 Kings 10:14-15, 27)
b. he bought horses from Egypt (1 Kings 10:26, 28-29)
c. he had many foreign wives (1 Kings 11:1-3).
III. BIBLE CHARACTERS WHO AVOIDED SIN BECAUSE THEY HID GOD'S WORD IN THEIR
A. Joseph (Genesis 39:7-12)
B. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Exodus 20:3-6; Daniel 3:4-6, 18)
C. Jesus (Deuteronomy 8:3; 6:16, 13; Matthew 4:1-11)