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God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair – Pt 5

[Series: God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair. This episode: “Psalm 37:34-40 – The Hope of the Righteous”] When we are going through a dark time, when the unrighteous and ungodly are getting away with their wrongdoing, it can seem like there is no hope. That our lives are hopeless, lost to the great wrong being perpetrated against us. In this episode, we see the great reality that God and His righteousness always triumphs:

  • Examples of people in the Bible who were viciously persecuted by the ungodly, but who through God triumphed, while those who persecuted them were eventually cut off by God.
  • What it means to “wait on the LORD”.
  • Even though the wicked may be temporarily prospering and growing in influence, God says it won’t last for too long. They are quickly cut off and destroyed.
  • The salvation and deliverance of God.

God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair – Pt 3

[Series: God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair, this episode: “Ps 37:12-21 – The Doom of the Wicked and The Heritage of the Righteous] Over and over again in the Bible we see situations where the righteous are vexed and can be tempted to be discouraged when it seems like the unrighteous are getting away with murder. Meantime, the righteous suffer. But that is only temporary. In this episode:

  • God is KING! He is the highest Judge and nothing gets past holy God!
  • Heart to heart counsel to those who are vexed, frustrated and even angry at the way the wicked are getting away with their wrong in the here and now. It’s important to shut everything off and find a quiet place with God.
  • A reminder of the reality that all of us came into this world as fallen creatures, rebellious and idolatrous against God. Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against Satan.
  • Why doesn’t that day of God’s justice come now? Taking the longer view and understanding that while God’s justice will certainly come, His mercy stays His hand to allow more to come into the Kingdom.
  • The sharp contrast between the certain doom of the wicked and the eternal heritage of the righteous.

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God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair – Pt 2

[Series: God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair] God is speaking very clearly to us during these distressing times and no matter the situations of unfairness that we face. We continue our hope-filled series, based on Psalms 37 & 73 (the “3-7, 7-3” prescription). In this episode:

  • I heard God LAUGH. His laugh of derision of the wicked, for He knows their day is coming (Psalm 37:13 and Psalm 2:4)
  • What it means to “delight in The Lord” and “commit your way to The Lord”
  • We must be very careful not to run ahead of God or take matters into our own hands when we have been treated unjustly. We need to trust in The Lord.
  • GOD shall bring it to pass: HE will make our righteousness to be brought forth as the light.
  • What it means to rest in The Lord, cease from anger and forsake wrath.
  • The sudden, calamitous destiny of the wicked versus the lasting inheritance and peace of the righteous.

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God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair – Pt 1

[Series: God’s Prescription When Life Isn’t Fair] There are times when we are frustrated — even angry — that something in our lives is downright unfair. We may be living our lives, doing what is right and then someone takes advantage of us. And it seems like they are getting away with it, while we suffer. In this opening episode:

  • The pandemic, a contentious U.S. Presidential election, economic upheaval, racial unrest, and violence in our cities. All of this has fallen upon us in just one year. This can leave many frustrated and even angry. But it is not good when we give into our flesh and respond in anger.
  • God is speaking to us through His Word…. and He has a powerful prescription for us when life is unfair. It’s the “3-7 7-3” prescription: Psalm 37 and Psalm 73. This series walks us through these two powerful psalms to discover God’s heart of love and patient justice.
  • Even though it may seem that the unrighteous are getting away with their wrong for a while, there will come a day when their end will come… swiftly.
  • God calls us not to fret or become angry, but to fully trust in Him.

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Blessed #6: The Incredible Steadfast Love of The Lord

[Psalm 103:8-10, Part 6 of the series, “Blessed Beyond Imagination”]  We live in rapidly changing times. Everywhere we look, dramatic — sometimes traumatic — change is taking place: in our culture, in the world, at the workplace, in our schools and in our families. But there is one, sure, great constant and that is GOD HIMSELF and His Incredible STEADFAST LOVE. In this lesson we learn about:

  • The rich Hebrew word “hesed”, which means “steadfast love” or “unfailing love”. This powerful word, which is closest to the New Covenant concept of grace, occurs many times throughout the Old Testament, particularly in the Book of Psalms.
  • The great dimensions of God’s love: His great mercy.
  • What is really behind the wrath of God, how God’s anger is the result of His justice and righteousness, which have been so severely violated by sinful man.
  • How God’s wrath last only for a moment, yet His mercy is EVERLASTING!

Blessed #5: The Blessings of Satisfaction, Justice & Personally Knowing God

[Psalm 103:5-7]  Because of God’s incredible GOODNESS, we are blessed beyond imagination. Today, we explore the blessings of real and lasting SATISFACTION, God’s justice for the oppressed and Personally knowing HIM:

  • God and only God can bring real satisfaction. The devil flaunts the pleasures of this world at us. But the child of God finds real satisfaction from God HIMSELF.
  • Millions all across the world suffer oppression. God blesses us with justice and righteousness, even in the face of such hostility.
  • The greatest joy of all is KNOWING GOD, in a real, personal way. Moses had that kind of relationship with God and so can we!