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Active and Helpful (Psalm 34:15-22)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, May 22, 2022
Part of the All In - Back Against The Wall series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Psalm 34:15–22 (Listen)

15   The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
    and his ears toward their cry.
16   The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
    to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17   When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18   The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.
19   Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20   He keeps all his bones;
    not one of them is broken.
21   Affliction will slay the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22   The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
    none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

(ESV)

Sermon Notes

All In - Back Against The Wall
Active and Helpful
Psalm 34:15-22
5/22/22

Who do you have that listens to you?

Our God listens:
*Compassion and kindness
*Forgiveness and purpose
*Attention and affirmation

*The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears open to
Their cry. vs.15

*The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their trouble. vs.17

*Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delvers him out of them all.vs.19

Four ways our God is active and helpful:

I. He's watching - vs.15a
*His eyes are open to our heartaches and victories -
Our action - Rely on Him

II. He's listening - vs.15b-17
*He listens to our hearts and acts on our behalf -
Our action - Share with Him

III. He's delivering - vs.17b, 19b
*He delivers us from our troubles and pains
Our action - -Wait on Him

IV. He's near - v.18
*He meets us at the point of our need -
Our action - Call on Him

Will you take action?

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