Please read Psalm 41 again.
Why not take some poor child in church and buy him a pair of shoes, or some poor lady a dress who does not have a decent dress, etc.
Why not carry a pocket full of quarters and give them to children (and give me the dollars, also, ha).
Why not send some money to a poor college student?
II. OUR PROBLEM – WE ARE ALL BY NATURE SELFISH.
Look at verses 4-7: all the personal pronouns.
His problem here is that he is thinking about (himself) ME. Your pastor and his wife have needs. Every one of our staff members have needs. We all have needs.
Our Pastor has needs and burdens, but will we ever know them. Our lot in life is to meet others’ needs not “my” needs.
We say, “No one ever did anything for ME”. See, there you go again thinking of ME.
III. THE PROMISE – HE WILL DELIVER AND PROTECT US. VERSES 1-3 and Hebrews 13:1-6.
“He will Strengthen and keep me,” etc. He will preserve and keep me when I care about needs of others.
Strengthen: Comfort, refresh, and rescue.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!