Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Subject: “Keep Looking To Him”

Primary Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 123:1-4

Sermon Notes and Nuggets

  • Psalm 122 is a psalm or song of degrees/acents.
    • It is a series of songs sung by pilgrims on a their way up to Jerusalem during feast time.
    • Somebody needs a change of degrees right now; you have been in the same place long enough. It’s time to go up!
    • The author of this psalm is unknown.
    • The psalmist is crying out to God in His affliction.
      • Affliction = a great suffering that produces sorrow.
    • If we are not careful we will look for deliverance in other places; by other means.
  • Verse 1
    • The psalmist tells us where to look.
      • Their eyes are not on their circumstance, but on the Lord.
    • Psalm 13:5
    • Psalm 121:1-2
    • Jeremiah 3:23
    • The help that you need is going to have to come from God.
  • Verse 2
    • The psalmist tells us how to look.
      • Keep your eyes fixed; stay focused.
      • Patiently persevere until the Lord extends His mercy.
  • Verse 3
    • The psalmist makes his request to God.
      • He put his confidence in the Lord before he ever made his request.
      • He pleads intensely.
    • The enemy, in this hour, is trying to make us think that God is not listening or hearing us.
      • Prayer is the lifeline/hotline.
  • Verse 3B & 4
    • He tells God his reason for crying out for mercy.
    • Contempt = the act of despising; the act of viewing, considering, or treating as mean, vial, and/or worthless.
      • “Filled with the contempt of others…”
    • He is confident that the mercy of the Lord will triumph over the contempt of the proud.

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