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Summary: To show that our eyes must be fixed on our Master, LORD and SAVIOR - the LORD JESUS CHRIST and not to the things that can make us rich, things that can feed us,etc, for our MASTER our LORD is a Good Master He always feeds us daily.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Where are your eyes fixed?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that our eyes must be fixed on our Master, LORD and SAVIOR - the LORD JESUS CHRIST and not to the things that can make us rich, things that can feed us,etc, for our MASTER our LORD is a Good Master He always feeds us daily.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 123:2 (Amplified Bible)

123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for our eyes are fixed on You, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who provides, cares and protects us.

VI. TITLE:

Our eyes look to the LORD our GOD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Eyes of servants look to the hand of their master

"Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,"

Eyes or "ayin" in Hebrew meaning:

1. literal or figurative eyes

2. a fountain

Servants or "ebed" in Hebrew meaning:

1. a servant

2. bondage, bondman

3. servant man

Hand or "yad" in Hebrew meaning:

1. an open hand

2. it indicates power, and direction

Masters or "adon adon" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to rule

2. sovereign

3. controller

4. lord, master, owner

Maiden or "shiphchah" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to spread out

2. a female slave

3. bondmaid, bondwoman, womanservant

Mistress or "gebereth" in Hebrew meaning:

1. lady, mistress

2. Webster: a woman who governs, female head of a family, one that commands, has possession or sovereignty, exa:queen

Joshua's example, Joshua as master is free to do anything to his slave:

Joshua 9:27 (Amplified Bible)

9:27 But Joshua then made them hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the Lord, to this day, in the place which He should choose.

The Hand of the LORD is the One that support and upholds us.

Psalms 37:24 (Amplified Bible)

37:24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him.

If a slave looks to the face of his master, he is saying his master is his equal, so he can only look to the hand for direction and power, but a good master will always feed his slave, if a master decides not to feed the slave, the slave will just die.

B. Our eyes look to the LORD our GOD until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.

"so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us."

Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)

8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Lamentations 3:25-26 (Amplified Bible)

3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].

3:26 It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.

Psalms 119:123-125 (Amplified Bible)

119:123 My eyes fail, watching for Your salvation and for the fulfillment of Your righteous promise.

119:124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy and loving-kindness, and teach me Your statutes.

119:125 I am Your servant; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension), that I may know (discern and be familiar with the character of) Your testimonies.

IX. CONCLUSION:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for our eyes are fixed on You, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who provides, cares and protects us.

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