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The Presence of God

Outline—Psalm 114

  1. Significance of His presence (vv. 1–2)
  2. Power of His presence (vv. 3–4)
  3. Effect of His presence (vv. 5–6)
  4. Response to His presence (vv. 7–8)

Related Scripture

  • Exodus 19:3–6
  • Exodus 33:1–17

Take Home Points

  • If you know God, His presence is near.
  • If you don’t know Jesus as your savior, pray that God will break your heart and open your eyes to an understanding of Him.

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Envy

Outline—Psalm 73

  1. Contradiction of envy (vv. 1–3a)
  2. Clamor of envy (vv. 3b–12)
  3. Confusion of envy (vv. 13–16)
  4. Cure for envy (vv. 17–26)

Take Home Points

  • Envy confuses our thinking.
  • Envy distorts the answer to anything good in your life.
  • The state of the heart determines whether a man lives in the truth in which God’s goodness is experienced—or in the mere semblance of truth.
  • Is your faith real? And is your faith growing?

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Life is Short

Outline—Psalm 63

  1. We need God because life is short (vv. 1–6)
  2. Life is short because we’re sinners (vv. 7–11)
  3. Since we are sinners, we need God (vv. 12–17)

Take Home Points

  • Life is short and evanescent like a vapor.
  • Remember that our real home is with God.
  • Our labors are puny and ineffective, we need to work alongside the Rock of Ages.

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Living in the Wilderness

Outline—Psalm 63

For those desiring satisfaction in dry times, we must be

  1. Loving God (vv. 1–5)
  2. Following God (vv. 6–8)
  3. Trusting God (vv. 9–11)

Take Home Points

  • Be satisfied in God.
  • Meditation and remembering are very important for a believer.
  • God’s love for the believer will never change.
  • How would your life be different if you did not have the lovingkindness of God today?
  • No man will seek another man’s God.
  • Being in the wilderness is no excuse to forget God.
  • Our job is not to strive for the greater good—it is to strive for the highest good.

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Having a Heart for God

Outline—Psalm 27

  1. Confidence in God (vv. 1–3)
  2. Prayer for God’s presence (vv. 4–7)
  3. Prayer for God’s presence (vv. 8–12)
  4. Confidence in God (vv. 13, 14)

Alternate Outline

A heart for God will have these qualities:

  1. Heart health (vv. 1–3)
  2. Heart desire (vv. 4–6)
  3. Heart talk (vv. 7–9)
  4. Heart aches (vv. 10–12)
  5. Heart motto (vv. 13, 14)

Take Home Points

  • In God’s presence, fear is banished.
  • God encourages you to strive for higher ground.

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Outline—Psalm 36

  1. Hidden world of the unsaved (vv. 1–4)
  2. Hidden world of the redeemed (vv. 5–9)
  3. Common prayer of the saints (vv. 10–12)

Take Home Points

  • Have you lost you wonder and dread of God?
  • When you are caught up in God, there will be abiding peace, deep joy, and sustaining grace.

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