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2-Part Series - THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS -
BACKGROUND: Tyler Perry’s prime time soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots returnS to the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) for its sixth season.The series follows three families and their lifestyles as they intersect with one another in Savannah, Georgia: the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (dubbed “The Haves”) and the poor and destitute Young family (dubbed “The Have Nots”).The description for the show reads: From the outside, the Cryers are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind the veil, the family’s dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege. Cryer family patriarch Jim Cryer (John Schneider) is a powerful judge whose double-life, including tawdry affairs with high-priced escorts, puts his family and political ambitions at risk. His wife,
(Renée Lawless), is the ultimate matriarch portraying a loving and dutiful wife, but she is willing to do anything to protect her family’s status. Their son Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) is a troubled angry jock who cares little for his own image and finds himself in and out of rehab. His sister Amanda (Jacyln Betham), a struggling law student, tries harder to live up to her parents’ expectations, but unknowingly has befriended a scurrilous young woman, Candace Young, with the power to ruin the entire family.
Hanna Young, a struggling maid working for the Cryers, is a woman who was not the best person in the past but is now a woman of faith. But her faith, and her resolve are tested when she finds out that her promiscuous daughter Candace Young (to whom she tries desperately to avoid) has included herself into the lives of her mother's employer, Jim Cryer, and his family. (Show YouTube Clip)

Introduction

The “Haves and Have Nots” for the Psalmist is different than the “Haves and the Have Nots” of Tyler Perry on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
The psalm is divided...into two nearly equal portions.
(Central Idea of the Text)In vers. 1–3 the character and condition of the righteous are described, and their reward is promised them. In vers. 4–6 the condition of the wicked is considered, and their ultimate destruction predicted.
Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. Psalms. Vol. 1. London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909. Print. The Pulpit Commentary.
(Main Objective of the Sermon) When we leave today we want "Have Nots” of the audience to know that as long as you have life and you are in your right mind, you can turn things around. We want you to know that ALL IS NOT LOST YET, IF YOU REPENT AND SURRENDER TO THE LORD!
In verse 4a, the Psalmist is communicating that the “Have Nots” description is not the same as the “Haves” in the preceding verses. (reiterate the characteristics/attributes of the “Haves” in verses 1-3.
“The ungodly are not so...” = “However...”

I. The Have Nots & Their Comparison (4b)

chaff n. — the worthless husk material that surrounds the ripe seed of a plant.
chaff n. — the worthless husk material that surrounds the ripe seed of a plant.
to blow away v. — to cause to separate and go in different directions as by the wind.
wind n. — air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from one area to another.
Chaff is, in such a setting, the ultimate in what is rootless, weightless, and useless. The figure is that of winnowing, in which the threshed corn is tossed up for the husks and fragments of straw to blow away, leaving behind only the grain.
cp. , “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” “...the life of a man of divided loyalty will reveal instability at every turn.” (J.B. Phillips New Testament Translation)

Chaff is, in such a setting, the ultimate in what is rootless, weightless (cf. the ‘vain and light persons’ of Judg. 9:4, AV) and useless. The figure is that of winnowing, in which the threshed corn is tossed up for the husks and fragments of straw to blow away, leaving behind only the grain.

Chaff is, in such a setting, the ultimate in what is rootless, weightless, and useless. The figure is that of winnowing, in which the threshed corn is tossed up for the husks and fragments of straw to blow away, leaving behind only the grain.
wind n. — air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from one area to another.
Chaff is, in such a setting, the ultimate in what is rootless, weightless (cf. the ‘vain and light persons’ of , av) and useless. The figure is that of winnowing, in which the threshed corn is tossed up for the husks and fragments of straw to blow away, leaving behind only the grain.
av English Authorized Version (King James), 1611.
Kidner, Derek. : An Introduction and Commentary. Vol. 15. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973. Print. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries.

II. The Have Nots & Their Judgment (5)

Sinners will be condemned by God.” (The Good News Translation)
judgment (act) n. — the act of judging or assessing a person, situation, or event; especially one that results in a moral or legal determination.
Judgment as in either: “1. In the time of temporal calamities, when God shall arise to judge and punish them; for then the hearts of the wicked fail, and their consciences are filled with horror.
1. In the time of temporal calamities, when God shall arise to judge and punish them; for then the hearts of the wicked fail, and their consciences are filled with horror. Or, 2. In that great and general judgment of the whole world, called here the judgment emphatically; in that solemn and general congregation of all mankind
Or, 2. In that great and general judgment of the whole world, called here the judgment emphatically; in that solemn and general congregation of all mankind
2. In that great and general judgment of the whole world, called here the judgment emphatically; in that solemn and general congregation of all mankind
judgment (act) n. — the act of judging or assessing a person, situation, or event; especially one that results in a moral or legal determination.
American Bible Society. The Holy Bible: The Good News Translation. 2nd ed. New York: American Bible Society, 1992. Print.
Poole, Matthew. Annotations upon the Holy Bible. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1853. Print.
kept apart from God’s own people.” (The Good News Translation)
Sinners will be condemned by God
kept apart from God’s own people
American Bible Society. The Holy Bible: The Good News Translation. 2nd ed. New York: American Bible Society, 1992. Print.
American Bible Society. The Holy Bible: The Good News Translation. 2nd ed. New York: American Bible Society, 1992. Print.
Before the Judge they will have, in our similar phrase, not a leg to stand on, and among his people no place. These two aspects of judgment, collapse and expulsion, are portrayed again with immense power in .
“Before the Judge they will have...not a leg to stand on, and among his people - no place. These two aspects of judgment, collapse and expulsion, are portrayed again with immense power in .”
American Bible Society. The Holy Bible: The Good News Translation. 2nd ed. New York: American Bible Society, 1992. Print.
Kidner, Derek. : An Introduction and Commentary. Vol. 15. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973. Print. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries.
Poole, Matthew. Annotations upon the Holy Bible. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1853. Print.

III. The Have Nots & Their Journey (6)

conduct ⇔ way n. — a course of conduct.
“…leads/headed to destruction/doom, and disappointment.”
conduct ⇔ way n. — a course of conduct.

Conclu: The Have Nots & Their Opportunity

Conclu: The Have Nots & Their Opportunity

Everyone knows that I’m the world’s worst at directions when it comes to driving. I own it! I am terrible with directions—most of the time! LOL!
Since I know this, the GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) is one of my best friends! And still with it, I get lost too! LOL!
One day I was headed to a meeting. I realized I was going the wrong way! So, the first chance I got, I exited off. The voice on the GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM stated upon my exit…RE-ROUTING, meaning I was headed in the right direction. This is what REPENTANCE does with God, it RE-ROUTS us!
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