Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 4 Study # 8
May 16, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<067> Thesis: There is a fundamental issue behind the quality of our lives: the attitude we take toward doing justly. Introduction: In our study last week we looked at Mary's description of how God works in the lives of people depending upon whether they are contented with Him or not. The greatest evil in the universe is the lack of gratitude to God for His loving placement of His creatures in His creation. It was out of this discontent that Lucifer rebelled against the Most High God, and it was out of this discontent that Adam plunged us all into the disaster of self-will. The bottom line is this question: are you satisfied with God and His present plan? This morning we are going to look into Mary's comment regarding the mercy of God. We shall see that God is particularly interested in certain of our "discontents" and is willing to address them.