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Summary: HURRY UP AND RESCUE ME!

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BIG IDEA:

HURRY UP AND RESCUE ME!

(cf. Psalm 40:13-17 – minor variations)

I. (:1) HURRY UP AND RESCUE ME!

A. Hurry Up

Keyword = "Hasten"

Often God does not seem to move quickly enough for us

B. Rescue Me

Deliver me

Help me

II. (:2-3) TURN THE TABLES ON THE BAD GUYS = those who are out to get me

A. Let them be ashamed and humiliated

B. Let them be turned back and dishonored

III. (:4) HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR THE GOOD GUYS

A. Who are the Good Guys?

those who seek God

those who love Thy salvation

B. What constitutes a Happy Thanksgiving?

opportunity to rejoice and be happy in God

opportunity to praise God continually: "Let God be magnified"

IV. (:5) HURRY UP AND RESCUE ME!

Why? I am afflicted and needy

A. Hurry Up

do not delay

B. Rescue Me

my help

my deliverer

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DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1) Why isn’t delivering me immediately always God’s #1 priority?

2) Can you picture the ultimate shame and humiliation of those who presently seem so shameless and brazen in mocking the righteous?

3) What will truly be the extent of our rejoicing when we see Jesus?

4) Do we appreciate how God specializes in helping the afflicted and the needy?

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