“DISCOURAGEMENT!”

Please read Psalm 73

Verses 2-3, “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Verse 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.”

Verse 16, “When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;”

One of Satan’s greatest tools is the matter of discouragement. In this chapter we are going to learn how to change from discouragement and depression to delight and direction. In studying both Psalms 73 and 37 we see that discouragement and depression are much alike in that they both cover concern over prosperity of the wicked, which led the psalmist to discouragement. I believe we need to count our many blessings in this world of wealth and materialism, because we have so much.

How can we learn from this psalmist (believed to be Asaph), and what did he learn? He learned several important lessons:

LOOKING AROUND BRINGS DISCOURAGEMENT

Psalm 73:1-3, “Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

Confucius said, “A man who does what he likes will never have to work a day in his life.”

Discouragement: Depression of one’s spirit. What are some of the causes?

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discouragement

Psalm 73

 

Verses 2-3, “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Verse 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.”

Verse 16, “When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;”

One of Satan’s greatest tools is the matter of discouragement. In this chapter we are going to learn how to change from discouragement and depression to delight and direction. In studying both Psalms 73 and 37 we see that discouragement and depression are much alike in that they both cover concern over prosperity of the wicked, which led the psalmist to discouragement. I believe we need to count our many blessings in this world of wealth and materialism, because we have so much.

 

How can we learn from this psalmist (believed to be Asaph), and what did he learn? He learned several important lessons:

 

LOOKING AROUND BRINGS DISCOURAGEMENT

 

Psalm 73:1-3 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

 

Confucius said, “A man who does what he likes will never have to work a day in his life.”

Discouragement: Depression of one’s spirit. What are some of the causes?

 

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discouragement

Psalm 73

 

Verses 2-3, “But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Verse 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.”

Verse 16, “When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;”

One of Satan’s greatest tools is the matter of discouragement. In this chapter we are going to learn how to change from discouragement and depression to delight and direction. In studying both Psalms 73 and 37 we see that discouragement and depression are much alike in that they both cover concern over prosperity of the wicked, which led the psalmist to discouragement. I believe we need to count our many blessings in this world of wealth and materialism, because we have so much.

 

How can we learn from this psalmist (believed to be Asaph), and what did he learn? He learned several important lessons:

 

LOOKING AROUND BRINGS DISCOURAGEMENT

 

Psalm 73:1-3 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

 

Confucius said, “A man who does what he likes will never have to work a day in his life.”

Discouragement: Depression of one’s spirit. What are some of the causes?

 

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

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