PSALM 131 Three Essentials of a Life that Glorifies God THESIS: If you want to be near the throne, you

have to sit on the footstool of humility Psalm 120-134: Trouble Trust Triumph 120-Prayer 121-Expectation 122-Rejoicing The Songs of Degrees 123-Defense 124-Deliverance 125-Security Steps to Spiritual 126-Fellowship 127-Established 128-Fruit Growth 129-Patience 130-Penitence 131-Hope
132-Rest 133-Unity 134-Blessing

Notes: Mat 18:1-4 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 2 Chr 32:25-26 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem. 26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. Jer 45:5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest. Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Phil 4:11-13 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Prov 6:16-17 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look…

An Alternate View

Beholding
120-Groaning 121-Glancing 122-Glorying 123-Gazing 124-Gasping

Believing
125-Dangers 126-Dreams 127-Desires 128-Delights 129-Dreads

Blessing
130-Pardon 131-Patience 132-Promises 133-People 134 - Power

I. TRUE HONESTY: ACCEPT YOURSELF, 1 It involves a crucified pride II. TRUE HUMILITY: ACCEPT GOD’S WILL, 2 It involves a cautious prudence A. Beware of being overly independent B. Beware of being overly insecure III. TRUE HOPE: ANTICIPATE GOD’S PROVIDENCE, 3 It involves a conquering prospect What we need to be weaned from: 1. Pride 2. Controlling 3. Ambition 4. Rebellion 5. Selfishness Why be weaned? 1. You move on to stronger food 2. You express faith in your parent 3. You eliminate sorrow 4. You eliminate bitterness 5. You are free to serve

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Rest and peace are only found in humility before the King

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