Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Did GOD comforted you? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that all our comforts, happiness, consolation can only be found in GOD. IV. TEXT: Psalms 94:19 (Amplified Bible) In the multitude of my [a
Did GOD comforted you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that all our comforts, happiness, consolation can only be found in GOD.
Psalms 94:19 (Amplified Bible)
In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!
All our comforts, happiness, consolation can only be found in GOD.
GOD comforts our soul
A. Authors: uncertain, but the name connected with the songs are collectors instead of authors.
B. Date written: From time of Moses (1140 B.C.) to Ezra (450 B.C.)
C. Purpose: for worship and praise of GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD or author (collector) himself.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. In the multitude of our thoughts
"In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me"
The word "thoughts" came from the root Hebrew word of "opinions" meaning divided, sentiment, opinion, choices
1 Kings 18:21 (New Century Version)
Elijah approached the people and said, “How long will you not decide between two *choices*? If the Lord is the true God, follow him, but if Baal is the true God, follow him!“ But the people said nothing.
That's why we choose GOD, we actively choose GOD and as often as we can we choose GOD to give us joy, we actively search for GOD as cause for our joy if not, we have chosen the enemy.
B. GOD comforts our soul
"Your comforts cheer and delight my soul"
1. GOD is our Comforter
2 Corinthians 1:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
For just as Christ’s [own] sufferings fall to our lot [as they overflow upon His disciples, and we share and experience them] abundantly, so through Christ comfort (consolation and encouragement) is also [shared and experienced] abundantly by us.
2. Definitions of comforts
Comforts means compassion, consolation, encouragement, happiness, joy.
1 Peter 1:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.
Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.
1 John 4:8 (Amplified Bible)
He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.
GOD comfort us thru His Love.
1 John 4:19 (Amplified Bible)
We love Him, because He first loved us.
Romans 5:2-5 (Amplified Bible)
Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
We enjoy GOD's love, GOD's Presence, GOD's Glory, that's how we find comforts in our soul.
3. Our soul
GOD comforts our soul not the spirit, not the body.
The word "soul" came from the Hebrew word:"nephesh (pronounce as "neh-fesh")" meaning heart, mind, self, "breathing creature", so soul means our mind, emotions (desire, contented (ability to be content, desire, happiness), will and heart.
Our happiness or inner joy can only be found in the LORD GOD not on the things of this world.
Psalms 37:4 (Amplified Bible)
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 (New Century Version)
Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want.
Psalms 42:1-2 (The Living Bible)
As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God. Where can I find him to come and stand before him?
Jonah in the belly of the great fish:
Jonah 2:7 (Amplified Bible)