February 2, 2020

20/20 – Week 4: Declarations

Jeff Maness-

The greatest declarations in life are not in what we say, they are in what we show. This is true in every aspect of our life, but it is especially true in our spiritual lives. What declarations should we want to show?

20/20: Declarations

Main Scripture: Psalm 92:12-15

Psalm 92:12 12 But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

Psalm 92:13 13 For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.

Romans 12:4-5

Psalm 92:14 14 Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.

Psalm 92:15 15 They will declare, “The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

Big Idea: The greatest declarations are not in what we say, they are in what we show.

1 Corinthians 4:20 20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

Big Question: What should I want my life to show?

1. The Lord is just!

“The Lord is just”, that is, faithful; as he is in his counsels, covenants, and promises, which he makes good by causing his people to grow and flourish, and become fruitful; by carrying on the work of grace upon their souls, and by preserving them to the end, safe to his kingdom and glory. – John Gill Commentary

“My income has not been large at any time due to poor health which has followed me through today. Although I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness.” – Thomas Chisolm

2. He is my rock!

I have chosen him for my rock, on which to build my confidence and hopes for time and eternity. To take shelter in times of danger. Strong and steadfast. Firm and stable. — Joseph Benson Commentary

Psalm 18:2 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

Fortress = Masada

Psalm 18:31 31 For who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is a solid rock (Masada)?

3. There is no evil in Him!

In all respects he is worthy of confidence: “worthy” to be loved, trusted, adored, obeyed, by all the inhabitants of the world. What a sublime thought is this! What a comforting truth! What would the universe be if God, a Being of infinite power, were not also a Being of perfect righteousness. — Albert Barnes Commentary