Living in Light of the Encouragement of Our God
Pew Bible Pg. 482
I. Recognizing who God is makes us want to bless Him.
A. He is holy. vs. 1
B. He is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, abounding in love. vs. 8, 10-13, 17
C. He is Ruler over all. vs. 19
II. Recognizing what He has done makes us trust Him and want to obey Him.
A. He forgives us. vs. 3
B. He heals us. vs. 3
C. He redeems us. vs. 4
D. He satisfies and strengthens us. vs. 5
E. He works justice for the oppressed. vs. 6
III. Recognizing who we are in Him makes us want to tell other people about Him.
A. Personal worship and Thanksgiving are the proper response. vs. 1-2
B. Public proclamation should flow out of us. vs. 19-22
Do I need to set aside time this week to meditate on who God is and what He has done? Have I forgotten about all his benefits?
Am I telling others about the great God whom I serve?
If I take an honest look at myself, am I known by others as a joyful believer?