The Psalmist David wrote that God sustains the humble

Sunday Morning Worship
November 4, 2012
Series: “Ways of Praise”
Today: “Praise with a Humble Heart”

Scripture:  Psalm 147:1-11 Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.  5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.  6 The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.

8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.

10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; 11 the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Intro:  The Psalmist David wrote that God      sustains       the humble.

A.  Humble people know they      need more       than themselves to succeed in life.

B.  Question: Do proud people know they are      prideful      ?

I.   THE PRIDEFUL OFTEN FORGET TO     PRAY     .

II.  THE PRIDEFUL USE THE WORDS      I AND ME      IN MOST          OF THEIR CONVERSATIONS.

III. THE PRIDEFUL ARE SELDOM GRACIOUS ABOUT THEIR       OPINIONS      .

IV. THE PRIDEFUL HAVE TROUBLE       COMPLIMENTING        OTHERS.

V.  THE PRIDEFUL HAVE TROUBLE SAYING,      I’M SORRY      .

VI. THE PRIDEFUL WON’T OWN THEIR      MISTAKES     .

VII. THE PRIDEFUL SPEND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEIR EXTRA MONEY ON     THEMSELVES     .

VIII.  THE PRIDEFUL ARE HARSH AND CRITICAL OF     OTHERS     .

IX.  THE PRIDEFUL ARE      PREJUDICED      .

X.  THE PRIDEFUL STRUGGLE WITH      CONTENTMENT      .

Conclusion:  James, the brother of Jesus, wrote:  “Humble yourself and God will lift you up.”

1.  Is it a stretch to reverse this truth: “Lift yourself up and God will      humble      you.”?

2.  Listen to Jesus Himself.

Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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