Psalm 108: Praise for the Victory

How can we be confident that our convictions will never change?

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Psalm 108:1 A song of David.
My heartfelt conviction will never change, God. With my whole being, I will always sing praises to you.
King James
Psalm 108:1 <A Song or Psalm of David.> O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

What will cause the harp and lyre to awaken?

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Psalm 108:2 Harp and lyre, wake up at the first light of dawn.
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Psalm 108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

In public worship, how concerned should we be about what others think of us, especially those who don’t know God?

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Psalm 108:3–4 I will publicly praise you, Lord. I will sing your praises among the nations, before people who don’t know you, for your lovingkindness extends above the sky. Your faithfulness is as high as the clouds.
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Psalm 108:3–4 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

How can the beauty of the heavens help us recognize God’s greatness?

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Psalm 108:5 As people are awed by the beauty of the heavens, God, may they recognize your greatness even more. May your glory be seen everywhere, greater than the sun shining upon the earth.
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Psalm 108:5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

What is our best argument for asking God to answer our prayers?

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Psalm 108:6 Answer my prayer with the strength of your right hand so the one you love so much will be rescued.
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Psalm 108:6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

What does God gain from blessing his people?

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Psalm 108:7 God said from his Temple, “I’m thrilled to divide Shechem and measure the Succoth Valley.
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Psalm 108:7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Does God have ownership of some areas above others? Why?

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Psalm 108:8 Gilead and Manasseh belong to me. Ephraim is my crown, and Judah is my scepter.
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Psalm 108:8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

If God is dependent upon the free will of people to hear and obey him, how can he declare victory?

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Psalm 108:9 Moab is my washbasin. Edom will serve me, and I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”
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Psalm 108:9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

Why might we think we can win without God’s help?

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Psalm 108:10–12 Who will lead me to conquer the fortified city? Who will lead me into Edom? Aren’t you the only one, God, who rejected us and left our armies to fight on their own?
If you don’t fight for us, we have no chance of winning.
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Psalm 108:10–12 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

What must we do to put ourselves into a position where defeat is impossible?

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Psalm 108:13 With God, we have the victory, for he will trample our enemies.
1 Corinthians 15:57 Thankfully, through our Lord Jesus Christ, God has given us victory over wrongdoing and death.
Philippians 4:13 In all situations, no matter how little or how much I have, I must depend on Christ for my strength and guidance.
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Psalm 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.