Point # 1 was, “LOOKING AROUND BRINGS DISCOURAGMENT:
Discouragement: Depression of one’s spirit. What are some of the causes?
Look at Moses when he was displeased and discouraged in Numbers 11:10-15.
Look at Joshua 7:7-9 after the loss of Ai.
Look at Elijah under the juniper tree in I Kings 19:4.
Look carefully at the wise preacher Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:23-29.
What are some of the remedies for disillusionment?
- Presence of God.
God said to Elijah, “What doest thou here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:9-18. Elijah fled to Mt. Horeb, the mountain of God where God met with Moses.
- Proper casting.
“Cast thy burden upon The Lord, for He careth for you.” Psalm 55:22.
- Pointed prayer.
Mark 6:31 “Come ye apart … and rest awhile.” Jesus often went alone to pray and rest.
- Practical preparation.
Luke 21:28, “For your redemption draweth nigh.”
We need to get ready for the coming of the Son of Man.