Monday, July 31, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Why did God have the nation of
"...that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD." (vv.2a-4)
Next, Moses reminded the nation how God had taken care of them all these years, right down to their shoe size. Then, the warning:
"Beware lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.' You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth..." (v.17-18a)
Hubris bolsters self-importance and self-sufficiency. The ego tells us we do not need God. After all, what has He ever done for us? Some have been hurt and therefore they find it difficult to trust anyone. Pride-filled slogans and quotes have become popular. "If is to be, it is up to me." "I am the captain of my soul. I am the master of my fate."
The very essence of a relationship with God is a complete dependence upon Him. It is the path to receiving His care and blessings.
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate." (Proverbs 8:13)
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2)
"'God opposes the proud but give grace to the humble.' Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:5b-7)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
If you personally know the LORD, you are special.
4. They were loved by God. (v.7)
5. They were brought out of their slavery by God. (v.8a)
6. They were redeemed by God. (v.8b)
7. They were protected by God. (v.15)
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2. The Problem of Craving People
4. The Problem of Leadership Burn Out
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
2. Organization is important.
3. Service is important.