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PSALM 129 Cross-references:

How to View Our Haters

2 Chron 33:12-13 And when he was in affliction, he besought the
THESIS: The tenth step in Christian virtue is patience in adversity LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his
Psalm 120-134: Trouble Trust Triumph fathers, And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his
The Songs of Degrees 120-Prayer 121-Expectation 122-Rejoicing supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then
Steps to Spiritual 123-Defense 124-Deliverance 125-Security Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
126-Fellowship 127-Established 128-Fruit
Growth 129-Patience 130-Penitence 131-Hope
132-Rest 133-Unity 134-Blessing 2 Cor. 4:8-11 8We are troubled on every side, YET not distressed; we
are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast
Psalm 124 Psalm 129 down, but not destroyed; 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of
Now may Israel say, 1 Now may Israel say, 1 the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our
Overwhelming waters, 3-5 Long furrows, 3 body. 11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake,
Blessed be the Lord, 6 The Lord is righteous, 4
Not given us as a prey to their teeth, 6 Not prevailed against me, 2
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
The snare is broken, 7 He cut asunder their cords, 4
Blessed be the Lord, 6 The blessing of the Lord, 8 Isa. 50:6 6I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that
plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
I. LOOKING BACK, 1-3 Isa. 53:5 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for
OH LORD, OUR AFFLICTION our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his
A. Their Persecution Is Frequent, 1 stripes we are healed.
B. Their Persecution Is Fruitless, 2
C. Their Persecution Is Frightful, 3 John 19:1 1Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

II. LOOKING ON, 4-8 1 Pet. 2:24 24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the
OH LORD, OUR AVENGER tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by
A. Lord, I Declare Your Righteousness, 4 whose stripes ye were healed.
B. Lord, I Desire Your Revenge, 5-8
Three things about those who trouble God’s people: Psa. 145:17 17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all
his works.
1. Bring defeat to their unsuccessful schemes, 5
2. Bring dryness in their unproductive show, 6-7
Rom. 12:14,17,19-21 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and
3. Bring despising on their unblessed souls, 8
curse not. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in
the sight of all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather
Defn.: “Imprecatory” Psalm means one that calls for vengeance on your foe give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,
saith the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst,
Notes: give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Luke 23:34 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not
what they do.

Key Thot: The right use of your past is to make it the basis for hope