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Summary: WHEN THE PROUD LOOK DOWN ON US WITH CONTEMPT, SEEKING GOD’S GRACE -- THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD NEED TO LOOK UP FOR GOD’S GRACE

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BIG IDEA:

WHEN THE PROUD LOOK DOWN ON US WITH CONTEMPT,

THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD NEED TO LOOK UP FOR GOD’S GRACE

I. (:1-2A) WE LOOK UP TO THE LORD OUR GOD

A. Because He is Enthroned in the Heavens

B. Because He is our Master = the one who is responsible to meet our needs

II. (:2B-3A) WE SEEK GOD’S FAVOR = "Be gracious to us"

(repeated 3 times)

III. (:3B-4) WE ARE GREATLY FILLED WITH CONTEMPT

"Our soul is greatly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease"

"And with the contempt of the proud"

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DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1) What responsibilities do masters have for their servants?

2) If our eyes are looking up our souls cannot be downcast. What hinders us from looking up?

3) What types of contempt do we experience from our extended family? How do we handle it?

4) Why do the scoffers and the proud seem to have such an easier life than we do?

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