Tuning Our Harp to Beat Again

Scripture Verses

Psalm 137

Outline

As we keep our perspective, we will always be able to find the strength to sing the Lord’s Song with our life!

Passion in Psalm 137

  • Grieving for Jerusalem
  • Jeremiah 25:8-9; 24:5
  • Suffering mocking and derision
  •  Praying for God’s justice
  • Jeremiah 51:58; Isaiah 13:19

Application

  1. Because God loves us, He will allow us to experience Babylon
    • Proverbs 3:12; Hebrews 12:6
  2. Like Israel in this Psalm, we too are living in a foreign land
    • I must not compromise, forget or replace God as my chief joy
    • Romans 12:18
  3. I can sing today in Babylon!
    • One day we will see our Savior in Zion
    • Ecclesiastes 3:11; Ephesians 5:18-20
  4. We must pray honestly and openly
    • God can handle our true complaints and concerns in our life
    • If it matters to you, then it matters to God
    • 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 11:28
  5. Overview of Psalms 135 through 138
    • Psalm 135 – Praise the Lord
    • Psalm 136 – Give thanks for everything
    • Psalm 137 – Find the perspective to sing in the midst of suffering
    • Psalm 138 – God is worthy of our praise
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