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Summary: 1. Energy Needed - v.3 2. Energize by Refocusing Life - v.1 3. Energize With Understanding - v.2 4. Energize When Depleted - v.7 5. Energize With Joy - v.5 6. Energized By Him - v.8

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- Remember the Energizer Bunny Commercial

- (1993)

(Vultures) www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiU2ZKMBBSM&list=PL6906B055E9F7E06D&index=11

- Desert all around

- Vultures overhead

- Bunny not a product of that world

- Nothing to sustain the bunny

- It was what was on the inside that kept him going, and going and going

1. Energy Needed - v.3

- Vultures dropped one by one

- They did not have a new source of energy

- There will be times of exhaustion, confusion

Psalm 138:3 (AV)

— 3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Ps 138:3 (NET) ‎

When I cried out for help, you answered me. You made me bold and energized me.

Psalm 138:7 (AV)

— 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

2. Energize by Refocusing Life - v.1

Psalm 138:1 (AV)

— 1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee

- The gods of this world dries up our life

- Twice in v.1 was a singular focus "I will praise thee"

Ahab & Elijah - 1Ki. 16-19

- I Ki. 16:32 - Ahab worshiped Baal

- Highest Babylonian god

- The weather god, god of the sun, (lightning was his weapon)

- god of fertility

- Meaning - Master, owner

- Baal involved sexual immorality - (pleasing the flesh)

- To appease Baal the firstborn had to be sacrificed

- Prayer to Baal was done with loud ecstatic cries & self-inflicted injury

Psalm 138:2 (AV)

— 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

- What is truly valuable?

- Our habits & pursuits points to our worship

- Temple the spot of God's dwelling place

- Jesus had the fullness of God

3. Energize With Understanding - v.2

- Ephesians 3:19 (AV) (Eph. - Christ My Wealth)

— 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

- Colossians 2:3 (AV) - (Col. - Christ My All)

— 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

- Colossians 2:9 (AV)

— 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Ps 138:8

His Lovingkindness

- How merciful is love toward us

His Truth

- He is found to be faithful to His promise

His Word Is Magnified

- It is his word which creates, sustains, enlivens, enlightens, and comforts

- Three Gospels have the same verse

Matthew 24:35 (AV) — 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Mark 13:31 (AV) — Luke 21:33 (AV)

4. Energize When Depleted - v.7

Psalm 138:7 (AV)

— 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

- Thou he walks in trouble he does not walk alone

- Psalm 94:19 (AV)

— 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Job 35:10 (AV)

— 10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;


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