Summary: OUR REDEEMER INVITES US TO CELEBRATE THE BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION
OUR REDEEMER INVITES US TO CELEBRATE
THE BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION
I. (:1-5) REDEMPTION SHOULD BE REMEMBERED WITH SONGS OF JOY
A. Expressons of Joy
“Sing for joy”
2. Addressed to:
“God our strength”
“God of Jacob”
3. Accompanying instruments
“sweet sounding lyre”
B. Special Days of Remembrance
“statute for Israel”
“ordinance of the God of Jacob”
“He established it for a testimony in Joseph”
3. Unusual Language of Redemption deserves special memorial
II. (:6-10) REDEMPTION SHOULD KEEP US LOYAL TO GOD FOR FUTURE BLESSINGS
A. (:6-7) Past Deliverances
“I relieved his shoulder of the burden,
His hands were freed from the basket .”
2. Rescue (in response to desperate prayer)
“You called in trouble, and I rescued you;
I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;.I proved you at the waters of Meribah.”
B. (:8-9) Warning about Remaining Loyal
“Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign god.”
C. (:10) The God of Past Redemption is the God of Future Blessing
1. Past Redemption
“I, the Lord, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt ;”
2. Future Blessing
“Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”
III. (:11-16) DESPITE FAILURE, THE BLESSINGS OF GOD ARE STILL OFFERED TO THOSE WHO WOULD OBEY
A. (:11-12) Stubborn Disobedience Always Leads to Failure
1. Stubborn Disobedience
“did not listen”
“did not obey”
“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.”
B. (:13-14) Repentance and Obedience Always Lead to Victory
1. Repentance and Obedience
“Oh that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!”
“I would quickly subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.”
C. (:15) The Wicked Cannot Fool God and Escape Punishment
"pretend obedience to Him "
D. (:16) The Righteous Will Be Satisfied with the Blessings of God
"the finest of the wheat"
"honey from the rock"
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1) How do those who disallow drums as an appropriate accompanying instrument for worship deal with the inclusion of drums, trumpets, etc. in verse 2? Are we legalistic at times in our definitions of what is appropriate in worship and what is not? How should
we make such determinations?
2) What types of “burdens” has the Lord lifted from your shoulders? What types of burdens are you still struggling under? Do we really sense that obedience to the Lord’s commandments is an easy and pleasant path rather than a heavy and wearisome path?
3) Are our hearts open and responsive to our God so that our mouths are wide open in expectation of the Lord filling us with every blessing?
4) What difficulties have you experienced in your life because of stubbornness?
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