We need to get ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
LOOKING WITHIN BRINGS DEPRESSION]
Please read Psalm 73:4-13.
- He did not accept God’s forgiveness, v. 13.
- He felt guilty even though he confessed, vs. 14-16.
- He looked at his failures, 14-16.
WHEN HE LOOKED UP IT BROUGHT DELIGHT
Read Psalm 73:17-23.
- He remembered who God is.
- He remembered what God said.
- He remembered what God has done.
LOOKING AHEAD BROUGHT DIRECTION
Read Psalm 73:24-28.
- We have a conscious goal.
- We have a subconscious goal.
Conscious is what we PROFESS.
Subconscious is what we PRETEND.
Have you been looking around or within? If so, start to look up and experience delight and God’s direction in your Christian life.
We have learned that looking around brings discouragement (depression of one’s spirit). We mentioned the causes of and remedies for disillusionment, and how to turn “discouragement and depression” to “delight and direction.”
In this portion of the chapter we will address how Satan uses discouragement and how we can defeat it.=