Psalm 30:5 reads, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Only as we walk in the favor of our Lord's fellowship can we experience and enjoy the abundant Christian life. Therefore, it is important that we not walk in self-confidence; for the Lord our God "resisteth the proud, but giveth grace [favor] unto the humble." (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5; Proverbs 3:34; Psalm 138:6)
I. The Report of Self-Confidence
Psalm 30:6 – “And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.”
II. The Reality of Our Lord’s Grace.
Psalm 30:7a – “LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong.”
III. The Reproof of Our Lord’s Chastening.
Psalm 30:7b – “Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.”
IV. The Repentance of Humble Confession.
Psalm 30:8-10 – “I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in
my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD,
and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.”
V. The Restoration of Our Lord’s Forgiveness.
Psalm 30:11 – “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and
girded me with gladness.”
VI. The Rejoicing of God-Confidence.
Psalm 30:12 – “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will
give thanks unto thee for ever.”
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