Forget Not His Benefits

                             Forget Not His Benefits                 11-21-21

  • A False teaching:
    • The more we know about God, the more accountable we are for our failings
    • The more severe will be our punishment.
  • Truth: The closer we draw to God, the SAFER we become
  • Isaiah 53:4-5 – Jesus bore our chastisement – Rebuke, Reproval, Punishment
  • Hebrews 12:7 – NT chastisement:  (Greek)  Paideuo“child-training,” a discipline that’s administered with love and never harshly
  • 2 Corinthians 12:7 – Paul’s “Thorn in the flesh” – not literal but an Irritant
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “A messenger of Satan.”
  • Numbers 33:55 – Israel’s enemies called “THORNS and Irritants.”
  • Acts 19:11-12 – Paul’s handkerchief healed the sick
  • Fear is NOT the Good News/Gospel
  • 1 John 4:18“Perfect love casts out all fear.”
  • Psalm 103:1-8 – “…Forget not His benefits.”
    1. Forgiveness
    2. Healing
    3. Redemption (Hebrew) Ga’al – to buy back something that was lost through helplessness, violence, or poverty
    4. Loving-kindness and mercy – personal love, attention, and care
    5. Fills my mouth with good things:  blessings, not curses
    6. Renews our youth – the vitality of the young
    7. Administers righteousness and justice when treated unfairly
    8. Slow to anger – hard for Him to get mad at us
  • Isaiah 53:3 – He is acquainted with your sorrows
  • Acquainted – He became INTIMATE with them and overcame them by the Light of His love.
  • Psalm 103:11-12(AMP) “As far as the east is from the west…”