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Summary: GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE

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BIG IDEA:

GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS IS BETTER THAN LIFE

I. (:1) WILDERNESS WANDERINGS CREATE A THIRST FOR GOD

Key = to keep earnestly seeking after God

II. (:2-5) RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS MOTIVATES PRAISE FROM A SATISFIED SOUL

Key = A Renewed Vision of Who God is

His Power

His Glory

His Lovingkindness

III. (:6-8) REMEMBERING GOD’S TRACK RECORD (OF PROVIDING HELP) SUSTAINS MY HOPE

Key = Meditate on God’s past faithfulness = "Thou hast been my help"

Keep singing for joy

Keep clinging to God

IV. (:9-11) IN THE END THE GOOD GUYS WILL WIN

Key = Wait for God to sort things out; the truth will be vindicated in the end and lies will be exposed

A. The Bad Guys Will Lose

1. Who are the bad guys?

"those who seek my life, to destroy it"

those who speak lies

2. How will they lose?

"will go into the depths of the earth"

"they will be delivered over to the power of the sword"

"they will be a prey for foxes"

"the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped"

B. The Good Guys Will Win

1. Who are the good guys?

The king

those who swear by him

2. How will they win?

They will rejoice in God

They will glory in God

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DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1) What tends to increase the intensity of my longing for God? How does this help me to understand how God works in my life? (:1)

2) How can being connected to the lovingkindness of God be said to be “better than life” (:3)?

3) What secrets of contentment can we learn here? (:5)

4) How does the devil attack us with lies and deceit? (:9-11) How can we bank on supporting godly leaders in whatever realm of authority we find them?

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