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The Ultimate Priority - Worship . . . Part 6


V. 1-2

** How does David further express his determination in the remainder of verse one and on into verse two?

By using the word "shall" three times, he proclaims that God's praise shall continually be in his mouth, his soul shall make its boast in the Lord and the humble shall hear it and rejoice.

** Before we go any further, did you notice that David was instructing his soul to boast - is that alright?

Absolutely! In fact it is a requirement of the Christian life, as long as our boasting is properly placed "in the Lord" and not in ourselves. All see - Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1Corinthians 1:26-31, 2Corinthians 10:17-18

V. 3 ** Now back to David's determination, how is a "Determination to Worship" like a case of the chicken pox?

It is contagious!!! The dictionary defines chicken pox as "an acute contagious virus", if we are absolutely determined to worship our Lord Jesus Christ - that too should be contagious.

David calls out "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." Worship of the creator God was not meant to stop with us. Our determination should be manifested in our desire to share with others around us.

Let's find out why David was so determined to worship . . .

V. 4 ** Well, we have said that David was in fear because of King Saul, what did David do with his fear?

He "...sought the Lord..."

** What did our gracious God do?

"... He answered [David] ..." and "delivered [him] from all [his] fears." The very things that were haunting David became insignificant in the light of God's gracious provision and protection.

V. 5-7

** David is not the only benefactor of this kind of loving care by God, what becomes of those who look to the Lord in their distress (whether rich or poor)?

They become radiant, their faces are never ashamed, the Lord hears them and saves them out of all of their troubles and then last, but not least, the "angel of the Lord" encamps around them.

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