FCQ. 86 - What is the fourth commandment? "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son nor daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the havens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."
FCQ. 87 - What does the fourth commandment teach you? To work six days and to keep a holy Sabbath.
FCQ. 88 - What day of the week is the Christian Sabbath? The first day of the week, which is the Lord's Day.
FCQ. 89 - Why is it called the Lord's Day? Because on that day our Lord rose from the dead.
FCQ. 90 - How should you keep the Lord's Day? I should rest from my daily work and faithfully worship God.
Shorter Catechism Questions:
SCQ. 70 - Which is the seventh commandment? The seventh commandment is, You shall not commit adultery.
SCQ. 71 - What is required in the seventh commandment? The seventh commandment requires the preservation of our own and our neighbor's chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.
SCQ. 72 - What is forbidden in the seventh commandment? The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.
Have you ever dealt with fear?Or, Have you had enemies (at least Satan and ourselves)?Have you cried out to God for deliverance? Have you been forsake by the closest of kin because of the gospel's sake?Have you ever been accused of things you didn't do?Have people who were close to you ever lied about you?Have you ever sinned and are in need of forgiveness?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this Psalm should speak to your heart.We can see at least four things that David talks about in this Psalm: his delight in the Lord, the deliverance the Lord brought to him, his desire for the Lord, and his dependence on the Lord.
I.Delight in the Lord, vv. 1-3.
A.David's delight in the Lord is based on his confidence in God, v. 3.
B.The content of David's confidence is that no matter what, the Lord will be his light, salvation, and strength, v. 1.
II.Deliverance from the Lord, vv. 4-6.
A.David knows that deliverance comes from God, v. 5.
B.Knowing that God delivers us from our troubles must generate actions, vv. 4, 6.
III.Desire for the Lord, vv. 7-10.
A.David's delighting in the Lord and his knowledge of God's deliverance caused him to desire God even more, v. 8.
B.David now turns the Lord in prayer, v. 7.
C.David prays that God would not turn away from him, v. 9, but then he realizes that God will not turn away from him, v.10.
IV.Dependence on the Lord, vv. 11-14
A.David closes this Psalm showing his dependence on the Lord, v. 14.
B.David depended on the Lord for guidance, v. 11.
C.David depended on the Lord for deliverance, v. 12.
D.David depended on the Lord for strength, v. 13.
May we delight in the Lord.May we live according to the truth that deliverance comes from the Lord.May we desire and depend on him.May we listen to God's call of v. 14 through Jesus Christ.Amen.