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Sermon #5245

Godly or Ungodly

A Sermon on Psalm 92:1-15


Psalms 92:1-15 ESV KJV
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody …

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Sermon Description

Humanity living life before God is the theme of Psalm 92 and the Bible as a whole. In this sermon on Psalm 92:1–15 titled “Godly or Ungodly,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones takes the opportunity to walk through the psalm and observe the life of people before God’s presence. What are the two types of people in this world? Listen to hear the only distinction that truly includes all people in one of two categories—the godly and the godless. The listener is encouraged to stop thinking about themselves and start thinking about the God who made them. Don’t be fooled; God’s wrath is coming and all need to be prepared. “Those planted in the house of the Lord will flourish in His courts.” Christians can rejoice in the Lord always because His promises are always true. There is a strength and joy that is found in the believer. Despite the droughts of life that come, the believer is kept and preserved in the Lord. Flourish by listening to the teaching of Scripture and learn to understand life in terms of God.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. There are two types of people in the world: the godly and the ungodly.
  2. The godly praise and thank God, the ungodly do not.
  3. The ungodly are like brute beasts, ignorant and foolish. They live wicked lives and will be destroyed.
  4. The ungodly think they are successful like springing grass but will perish. They do not understand God's ways or judgment.
  5. The godly understand themselves, God, life and God's plans. They praise God for who He is, His works, mercy, and purposes.
  6. God allowed evil and the ungodly to flourish for a time but will judge them. The godly understand this.
  7. God strengthens and preserves the godly like palm trees and cedars. They are useful and fruitful even in old age.
  8. The godly stand on the rock of God's righteousness. They are planted in God's house and flourish.
  9. To be planted in God's house means believing and receiving the truth. It means being in Christ.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.