The major factor contributing to extramarital relationships is physical and emotional attraction (78 percent), far outdistancing marital dissatisfaction (41 percent). (How Common is Pastoral Indiscretion?, Leadership Magazine, Winter, 1988, p. 12-13). … More
Maybe it is just me, but it seems that people today tend to be dissatisfied with life in general. They may be dissatisfied about the way they look, their weight, their job, their church, their financial situation, their spouse, or the way their children behave. This dissatisfaction usually flows over into our relationship with God. The psalmist shares with us six reasons we become dissatisfied with our relationship with God (vv. 1-22). Below you will find four of these reasons:
God is telling you and me that He desires a satisfying relationship between Him and us. If I don’t have that type of relationship it is my problem. Will I allow the Holy Spirit to work in my life?
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. The Ephraimites, armed with the bow, turned back on the day of battle. They did not keep God's covenant, but refused to walk according to his law. They forgot his works and the wonders that he had shown them. In the sight of their fathers he performed wonders in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan. He divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap. In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a fiery light. He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep. He made streams come out of the rock and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
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Psalms 75:1-10Praising God For All He Has Done
Psalms 76:1-12Jerusalem - The City of God
Psalms 77:1-20Overcome Depression With A God Session
Psalms 78:1-16Dissatisfaction With God Leads to Disaster
Psalms 78:17-31God’s Decision For Provision
Psalms 78:32-44Flattery Toward God is a Serious Offense
Psalms 78:45-58Lessons From God’s Past Judgment
Psalms 78:59-72Walk Your Talk
Psalms 79:1-13Prayer in The Midst of Disaster
Psalms 80:1-19The Pruning Process Produces Restoration
Psalms 81:1-16Definite Desire For Deliverance