Psalms 44:1

We Have Heard With Our Ears

Psalms 44:1-3, We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

 

From faith to faith. Faith in God is spread one soul at a time. It happens when those who have faith in the promises of God teach what they have heard of the Word to others. He that is faithful in little is faithful in much: one soul at a time.

 

We have heard with our ears. 1 John 1:1-2 says, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. It should be no surprise that hearing the Word of life and believing it results in receiving spiritual life. This is the power of the Word of God through the blood of Jesus Christ.

In talking about hearing, what needs to be heard is what God has done. If you listen to the world you will hear a great deal from men about the accomplishments of men. But what are the accomplishments of men compared to the wonderful works of God? How many, and how great are the works of Jesus Christ.

 

Psalms chapter 44 tells about the wonderful work of God in bringing the nation of Israel into the Promised Land. Psalms 44:1-3, We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

 

The obvious great result of God bringing Israel into the Promised Land is that it made Israel into a nation which was used to prepare the world for the birth of Christ. Notice in these first verses of Psalms 44 that when it talks about Israel coming into the Promised Land it emphasis what God did. Psalms 44:3 says, For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

 

God used the Israelites to bring judgment to the depraved, ungodly, and unimaginably wick nations that filled that land. This took a great effort on the part of the Israelites. Notice, however, that these verses only talk about what God did. No matter how great the effort is that you give, no matter how great are your ablilities, there is only one who deserves any praise for what you accomplish, Christ. Christians should never praise each other. A Christian who gives his all to Christ will never desire or need praise or recognition for his accomplishments. Praise God not man for Gods mighty works. The need for love and the need for praise or not the same. If you praise God for what another Christian accomplishes and that Christian is someone who lives for Christ the praise to God is enough. From to faith to faith that it might be of grace.

 

Psalms 44:1-3, We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out. For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

 

It all has to do with having Gods favour. Once you turn from your sins to Jesus Christ you enter into the favour of God. This means you become a joint heir with Christ. Romans 8:17 says, And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Who does the Almighty God favour? He favours those who have turned from their sins to Jesus.

Favour does not mean physical success. The favour of God means always having the spiritual victory through Christ. If God be for us who can be against us? Favour means to be redeemed from sin and from chains of darkness. To be brought from thralldom to the Gospel light is the favour of God. Favour means that in the sense of the Gospel of Christ things will always work out for the best. Romans 8:28 says, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

Who will fight your battles for you? Who will redeem you from the curse of the law? Jesus pleads, strives, and fights against the forces of wickedness of this world. It is a spiritual warfare against the truth of the written Word of God.

 

Psalms 44:4 says, Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob. Until the return of Christ there will always be kings in the human sense. We should respect the powers that be so long as they do not go against the teachings of the Bible. But A Christian knows that the one true living God, Christ Jesus, is the king of Kings. Only the King of Kings can command deliverances.

 

We have heard with our ears, O God. Neither did their own arm save them. But thy right hand. Thou art the king of kings, Jesus, who paid the dept for the redemption of our souls on the cross of Calvary. Thou art the king of kings, O Christ! Thou hast a favour towards those that trust in thee.

Life is a spiritual warfare for every mortal man. It begins in the slavery of sin. Psalms 44:5 says, Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.

 

Life is a spiritual warfare. Those that rise up against the truth of the Word of God will not stand at the judgment. I Timothy 6:12 says, Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

 

To be delivered form so great a death as eternal death through faith in Christ that we should not trust in ourselves, we trust Christ will yet deliver us with his deliverances for we have heard with our ears that it is Christ Jesus who died for our sins and rose again. Turn from your sins to Jesus and receive the spiritual victory.

 

 

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