Psalm 138 – Praise Jehovah, Survive from the Dead End 稱謝耶和華，絕處逢生
Friday, 26th May 2023
Rev Daniel Xi An Poon
Section One V1-3 Wholeheartedly Praise, God Will Answer 全心稱謝，神應許
We are entering the great revival, God has chosen us and He doesn’t want us to lose hope in the great confusion. God wants to revive each one of us, because of our revival, we can change our city and our nation. Do not look down on our God, He is Jehovah our Almighty God.
Dangers are surrounding us, so how can we rise and shine for God? We must praise God no matter what. What is to praise? To give thanks, to worship, and also to repent. Repentance is as important as praising, we can praise and we can give thanks because we see God’s greatness. The darkness within us will come out in the light, we cannot hide it, so we must praise God, to repent, to lower ourselves, to see our problems, to see our weaknesses, then we will be able to praise God wholeheartedly.
Praising God is the only way out. In front of our enemies, in front of the world, we must praise God. Do not give up on our belief when we face challenges and troubles, but to uplift the Name of God, praise God and give thanks for how God saves us in our low point. Are we afraid of prosecutions and hardship? There are many things that may become our excuses to praise Him. But our God is Almighty, when we chose not to give up, He will surely face. In front of all gods and all authorities, can we still praise and worship?
God is love, His love for us endures forever. Are we willing to praise God in the light? Are we willing to chose God first, get rid of our fears, and God will show us His promises.
Section Two V4-5 Kings Praise, God Will Glorify 君王稱謝，神榮耀
When people of the world really see how great our God is, they will praise God and God will be glorified. By preaching the Word of God, by sharing the testimonies of God, He will be glorified in this world, and we will be glorified with Him. Do not give in to the world, to the problems ahead of us, and to not be afraid of the things we cannot control. Everything is from God, His Word is to bring us power and authority. People will see God through us, not weakness, not worries, and no fears.
God’s Word is our firm foundation, He will answer and He will respond. God’s Word is the Truth, when the world are this Truth they will also give all the glory to God. God will answer us, He will give us courage, and we can uplift the promises and the Word of God in front of all the kings. When we are willing, all the kings will come together to praise God and to worship Him.
Section Three V6-8 Humbly Praise, God Will Save 謙卑稱謝，神拯救
God is seeking those who are willing to go lower, not by our strength but to seek God always. When are we willing to admit our unable and to praise God’s able? Our prayers should not be a to do list for God, it should not be what we want God to do, instead, we should seek God’s Will, not our will. May the Will of God be done on earth as it is in Heaven, our prayers are too shallow, they are too weak, and they are useless. We treat God like an ATM machine, we want things from God and we tell God how to help us.
But what is God’s Will? He sees the prideful from far away, He also sees those who are willing to stay low. God will save the lowly, He will protect them, and He will fight against the pride. Do we want God to intervene? What is our attitude today? What is our interaction with God? We must praise and worship God, come to Him and admit our weaknesses. Don’t be the rich young man, he was prideful and he was unwilling to let go of what he had. Jesus sees through us, He wants to save us, but our attitude determines if we will be saved or not.
诗篇 138 – 称谢耶和华，绝处逢生
一、v.1-3 全心称谢， 神应许